The Data Foundry: Secure Collaboration for the Geothermal Industry: Preprint

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The Data Foundry provides secure, cloud-based storage and universal access to digital information, enabling the greater geothermal industry to collaborate seamlessly with the Department of Energy (DOE), national labs, universities, and private organizations. Originally developed to support the EGS Collab project, the Data Foundry has been expanded to support FORGE, EDGE, and other DOE-funded projects, some collaborative, some private, by providing each project with a secure space and the ability to fine-tune individual access controls. In response to user feedback, it now also features improved integration with DOE’s Geothermal Data Repository (GDR), to provide a clear and convenient pathway from collaboration to publication, and to register collaborative data projects with well-known data registries like and the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This paper will explore how recent concerns raised by data-centric, proprietary projects have informed development on the Data Foundry and highlight improvements designed to streamline workflows, improve access control, and promote the timely dissemination of information to the geothermal industry.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2020
Event45th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering - Stanford, California
Duration: 10 Feb 202012 Feb 2020


Conference45th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
CityStanford, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-76000


  • Data Foundry
  • DOE
  • EGS
  • GDR
  • geothermal
  • OpenEI
  • storage


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