Please see links below for information on NGDC policies, best practice, NERC grants and data citation routes.

Useful links and downloads

As part of the BGS Data and Information Governance (DIG) Framework we have introduced a DIG policy which establishes the principles and practices for effective management of data and information and use, and articulates responsibilities for the stewardship of corporate data for everyone from data users to data owners.

NGDC policy

NGDC terms and conditions

Data value checklist

NERC/UKRI data policy

The BGS has adopted a research data management policy to provide researchers with a structure to help them to manage their research data effectively.

The NGDC has a digital preservation policy to ensure the long-term continuity of digital geoscience data in its care.

Open Government Licence

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) 

Guidance for researchers wishing to have DOIs 

NGDC cited data catalogue 

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For DOI assignment or for further information on the citation process or deposit of research datasets please contact the NGDC via


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For general NGDC enquiries or to arrange a visit, please phone 0115 936 3143 or contact our enquiries team

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