DASH Repository

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Mission Statement

The DASH Repository's mission is to provide public access to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Community Programs (UCP) digital assets (i.e. datasets, publications, software, and models). The DASH Repository fulfills federal and scientific publication requirements for open access by:

  • Enabling scientific transparency and traceability of research findings in digital formats.
  • Complementing existing NCAR lab program-specific data management and archiving capabilities.
  • Providing long-term curation and stewardship for research assets.
  • Facilitating openness and accessibility for the public to leverage the research assets and thereby benefit from NCAR's historical and ongoing scientific research.

This mission intentionally supports and aligns with those of NCAR, and its sponsor, the National Science Foundation.

Collection Scope

The DASH Repository provides persistent data archiving and distribution for small-scale data collections from UCAR/NCAR researchers and projects. This data repository specifically focuses on providing long-term preservation and stewardship of NCAR's small-scale data collections. Complementing other NCAR-managed data repositories, the DASH Repository helps NCAR researchers to enable long term access, interoperability, and reuse of NCAR datasets.

The DASH Repository is a product of the NCAR Digital Asset Services Hub ( DASH).


The DASH Repository was developed by the NCAR Data Stewardship Engineering Team ( DSET), whose key goal is to promote the openness of NCAR research output.

The DASH Repository is one of several NCAR-managed repositories. To learn more about the DASH Repository, please visit the About page.

Please contact us with feedback or problems at datahelp@ucar.edu.