The data is accessed through a hosted web portal. This makes it easier to search, access and download research data sets, sometimes with associated metadata. The underlying data storage hardware can vary in type.

Data types:  Research data for sharing that can be easily accessed via the web.

 Node Storage Name Features Links
TPACTHREDDS Data Server (TDS)A server for public datasetsinformation
NCINational Research Data CollectionNationally and Internationally significant datasetsinformation
Intersect SpaceBase Ready-made web environment for people to collaborate on research data and metadata. Enables distributed groups to share, manipulate, curate and manage any type of data. Suitable for non-IT people, requiring minimal administration.  information