Data Management

Many proposals require data management plans that describe how data generated under a funded project will be preserved and disseminated. Until recently, it has fallen to the PI or institution to create a system by which this requirement may be satisfied. Citrine, through its Citrination platform, makes it simple, fast, and free to store and share any chemical, material, or device data and comply with these data management requirements. Further, because Citrination is the world’s largest such data repository, your data will be seen and cited by more people. Institutions that have these requirements include: US Department of Energy (DOE), US National Science Foundation (NSF), US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation among others.

How Does It Work?

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to store your data in Citrination. All you need to do is create an account and upload your raw data .csv’s, microscope images, etc. We will take care of the rest, and you can always give us feedback on how your data are presented so we can make sure you are happy with the results.

The following paragraph may be used in whole or in part in proposals to satisfy the Data Management Plan requirement. Any questions about data management may be directed to

Data Management Plan

We believe in the broad dissemination of research data as fundamental to progress in science. As such, published data generated within this proposal will be made freely and publicly available in compliance with the data sharing directive issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and relevant funding agencies. Specifically, data and associated metadata will be uploaded to Citrination, the web-based data platform for materials, chemical, and device information. Citrine Informatics will host these data at no cost to this contract, or the government, for public access. Further information about Citrine’s data-sharing policies can be found at

Acknowledging Citrination

We appreciate acknowledgment when we provide data hosting services, but by no means do we require it. If you would like to acknowledge that you have hosted data with us, it could look like this:

The authors thank Citrine Informatics ( for providing hosting services for the data related to and presented herein on their Citrination Platform (

For example, John Gregoire and his team at the US DOE’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) recently contributed the raw combinatorial chemistry data from their recent paper “Development of solar fuels photoanodes through combinatorial integration of Ni–La–Co–Ce oxide catalysts on BiVO4,” published in Energy Environ. Sci. ( Their acknowledgement is below:

This material is based upon work performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, supported through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (Award No. DE-SC0004993). The authors thank Citrine Informatics ( for data hosting. The raw potentiostat and spectrometer data for the anodic sweep of the CV for each photoanode are available at

Please contact the Citrine team if you would like a custom URL to reference in your paper at

Who Uses Citrination

Users from about 2,000 different institutions worldwide—including universities, government laboratories, and companies—rely on Citrination to find, access, and store data. Our platform will give your work unprecedented accessibility and visibility. And we work with some of the largest datasets in the field.

Data License

Though more licenses will become available with time, data shared publicly on the Citrination platform will be made available with a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). This is the same license as that used by Wikipedia and a large portion of the open access community. You can find more detail about this license here (