IRIS provides management of, and access to, observed
and derived data for the global earth science community.
This includes ground motion, atmospheric, infrasonic,
hydrological, and hydroacoustic data.
Our mission is to advance awareness and understanding of seismology
and earth science while inspiring careers in geophysics.
IRIS staff and subawardees oversee the construction,
operation, and maintenance of seismic networks
and related data facilities utilized
by a wide sector of the earth science community.
IRIS consists of three directorates:
Instrumentation Services (IS),
Data Services (DS), and
Education & Public Outreach (EPO).
Each directorate consists of various programs listed to the right.
IRIS has multiple online tools that allow you
to learn about global and regional seismicity.
IRIS is a consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated
to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition,
management, and distribution of seismological data.
IRIS is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated
in the state of Delaware with its primary headquarters office
located in Washington, DC. IRIS is governed according to By-laws.
IRIS offers a variety of resources for the
seismological community and general public
including online interactive materials,
regular newsletters, brochures,
webinars, past event materials. We also offer
digital copies of our proposals and reviews
This form is for contributors who want to send data to be archived at the DMC and would like to be assigned an official ID number. Requesting an assembled data set is a different matter.
If this is a Passcal experiment, please fill in the form found here. If this is NOT a PIC experiment, please continue with the form below.
Once this form has been received, your assembled ID number will be assigned and you will be notified. Additionally, a temporary FDSN network code and a DOI will be created for your assembled data set.
If you have any questions about filling out this form, please contact the DMC webmaster.
Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
15 characters maximum
Format: Fullname, Institution, Email (one per line)
Web-based documentation (optional)
Experiment summary in 2-3 sentences
IRIS adheres to the ISO 3166 standard for country names and codes.
Examples: SAC, SEGY, AH
Examples: Tape, FTP
Is the data from a flexible array experiment?
Will it be raw data?
Will the data be restricted?
YYYY - Year (4 chars), MM - Month (2 chars), DD - Day (2 chars)
Format: Fullname, Email
The IRIS DMC distributes several pre-assembled data sets. Most of these data sets are from temporary deployments and in formats other than SEED. An assembled set is accompanied by a data report. We have assembled data from various sources including IRIS PASSCAL (mostly active source), the USGS, and others.