About DOE's Geothermal Data Repository

The GDR is the submission point for all data collected from researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office.

In its May 2011 Strategic Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) included the importance of data reusability in defining the success of their projects:

DOE's success should be measured not when a project is completed or an experiment concluded, but when scientific and technical information is disseminated. Beyond broad availability of technical reports, e-prints and multimedia, and publication in peer-reviewed journals, open access to experimental data and analysis codes is increasingly important in policy-relevant research areas. The Department will establish guidelines for use with both grants and contracts to ensure appropriate access to, and retention of, scientific data and analysis methods. In more applied areas, knowledge of what did not work can be of equal value with positive results, for that can prevent the misapplication of significant private resources. DOE Strategic Plan, May 2011

In line with DOE's strategic objectives, the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (DOE GTO) is providing access to its geothermal project information through the GDR. The GDR strives to be one of many nodes on the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS).

The GDR is powered by OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative.