Frequently Answered Question


How do I cite data provided by IRIS?

I downloaded some data from IRIS DMC and I would like to include this data in an upcoming paper. Is it okay to redistribute this data and how do I carry out the citations?


We encourage the use and dissemination of data, materials, and presentations.

IRIS doesn’t collect data directly, so data citations should indicate the original source of the data. Data from any FDSN seismic network should be cited as indicated on the network page listed at

For other IRIS-provided material, see the IRIS Citations page.

If your intent is to do any large scale mirroring of our data, downloads, or web presence, please contact us.



Updated: 05/18/2017
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