About SAFER-Data

Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data


SAFER-Data is a web-based interface to the Environmental Data Archive maintained by the Environmental Research Center (ERC) in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

SAFER-Data provides a user friendly interface for a variety of users:

  • Public Users - those interested in finding out about environmental research, exploring data, and possibly downloading data and/or reports to their own computers for further studies
  • Researchers - both researchers looking for data and information about other research projects and also researchers uploading their environmental data and information for archival on the Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data System
  • EPA Users - interested in exploring information about environmental research currently being carried out and results of research projects which have concluded
If you are an authorised user you can begin using SAFER-Data by logging in Logon.
If you are just interested in browsing research data resources that are currently publicly available you can begin using SAFER by browsing the Public Resources pages.

How do I register to use SAFER-Data?

We encourage any user that will use Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data on a regular basis to register with us. Currently, we do not provide automatic sign-up to the Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data system. Please contact ERTDI or STRIVE who will be happy to register you as a Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data user.

Why SAFER-Data?

The name SAFER-Data is an acronym for Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data.

What are resources on SAFER-Data?

The concept of resources is a key element in understanding exactly how SAFER-Data delivers environmental research data to users and how it manages data for researchers and other data owners. The page what is a resource explains in greater detail the concept of a resource on SAFER-Data.

What is SAFER-Data built on?

SAFER-Data is developed on a completely open source software platform. The application is fully developed in Java. The application container is Apache Tomcat served through Apache HTTPd Server. The database backend is driven by MySQL

Provide feedback about SAFER-Data

The administrators and management of SAFER-Data are always happy to hear your feedback. Please provide any feedback you feel is important about: your usage of SAFER-Data, features you would like to see, problems you had in using SAFER-Data or finding data and/or resources, etc. There is an online feedback form. It can be accessed at any time during your visit to SAFER-Data( Submit Feedback about Using SAFER-Data)