About DOE's Data Foundry

Data Foundry is a collaborative data management tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for use by DOE, national labs, and private industry partners. It was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to enable multi-institutional collaboration and provide consistent and convenient access to project data and assets.

Access to data stored in a Data Foundry project is controlled by the OpenEI authentication system, which allows users to login through an OpenEI or Google account. Each user is then assigned an access level to one or more spaces. Each space is completely separate from the others, so users from one space cannot see projects from another. Individual user rights control who can make edits within a space, with varying degrees of functionality.

Project Access Levels

View projects and resources
Download resources
Upload new files
Move files or folders
Rename resources
Delete resources
Manage user access

Team Access Levels

View team resources
Manage team members

Data Foundry is powered by OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative.

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Data Foundry


Helpful Information

If you have questions about asset submission or collaboration processes, please contact Data Foundry Help.

Goals of the Data Foundry

  • Intuitive upload, user access management, and collaboration processes
  • Convenient user access to project data and assets
  • Effective safeguards to secure data, including proprietary and business sensitive information
  • Integration with public data portals for easy dissemination of public information