Register to Submit Data

This page provides instructions for requesting approval to publish data on ESS-DIVE as an ESS-DIVE data contributor.

1. Login to ESS-DIVE using ORCID

The ESS-DIVE main data portal (Figure 1) will present the list of public datasets that are currently in the system. Click on the “Sign in with Orcid” button in the top right corner.
You'll be directed to a sign in window, use your email/ORCID and ORCID password to sign into your ESS-DIVE account.
Figure 1. ESS-DIVE Data Portal Home Screen
Troubleshooting login issues
If you are having issues logging in to ESS-DIVE, please review our login troubleshooting tips. Contact [email protected] if problems persist.
Figure 2. Sign in page with link to troubleshooting page highlighted.

1.a. Create an ORCID

Skip to step 2. Request Access to Upload Data if you already have an ORCID account.
If you do not have an ORCID click on the Register Now link on the screen requesting the ORCID login (Figure 2) or you can click on This will take you to the ORCID registration page (Figure 3). Go ahead and sign up for an ORCID ID.
Figure 3. ORCID sign in screen with ORCID login. Click "Register Now" if you do not have ORCID.
Figure 4. ORCID Registration Form

1.b. Optional: Linking ORCID to your Institutional Account

(Skip this section if you already have an ORCID linked to your institutional login or if you prefer to login with your ORCID account)
You can also link your institutional account to your ORCID ID so you can conveniently login with your institutional account credentials (Figure 4). After this, you are all set to download data!
Figure 5. Login with institutional account linked to ORCID.

2. Request Access to Upload Data

Once you have logged into ESS-DIVE, select the green "Submit Data" button at the top right corner next to your name. A message will appear on screen stating that you do not have permission to submit data (Figure 5).
Click on the “Request Upload Access Button”. Fill out the ESS-DIVE new data contributor form to request access to upload (Figure 6). An ESS-DIVE admin will review your information and contact you at the email provided in the form.
Figure 6. After you login, select the Request Upload Access button to be directed to the registration form.
Figure 7. The ESS-DIVE data contributor registration form (not all the fields appear in the figure)

3. Update your Account Settings

Once approved, you need to add a valid email address to your account. The Submit button will be disabled until you complete this step.
Go to "My Settings" by clicking on the link in the email sent by the ESS-DIVE admin. Alternatively, you can log in and click on your Settings (Figure 7). Add your email address and save (Figure 8). This will enable the Submit button and allow you to upload datasets.
Figure 8. Click on the menu under your name to access My settings (first menu item)
Figure 9. My account settings screen where you have to add your email and Save.