Discover and access sample-based data

Attention: two NSF Dear Colleague Letters outline opportunities for innovative use of NEON resources! 1) Using Long-Term Research Associated Data (ULTRA-Data) encourages the use of data from environmental time series. 2) Innovative Use of Scientific Collections (IUSC) presents an opportunity to leverage the NEON Biorepository collections. Please contact us with any questions or for information needed for potential innovative use of NEON! We are here to support you.

Map with samples collected within NEON sites Map with samples collected within NEON sites

Samples available in the portal (Aug 2019), collected in Alaska (top left), Continental US (center), and Puerto Rico (bottom right). Colors indicate different collection types. Circle sizes indicate quantity of samples per collection in a given locality.

Samples available in the portal (Aug 2019), collected in Continental US (top), Alaska (bottom left), and Puerto Rico (bottom right). Colors indicate different collection types. Circle sizes indicate quantity of samples per collection in a given locality.

> 485,000 samples

> 4,300 taxa

Data

Visit the How to Cite page for information on how to cite NEON Biorepository data and samples.

Samples

Please consult the Sample Use Policy and the Sample Request Form to initiate inquiries about sample use.

Contact

Join the portal as a regular visitor or contributor, and send direct feedback or inquiries to biorepo@asu.edu.

Services

NEON Biorepository Data Portal services:

  • Discover sample availability and suitability for focal research interests
  • Initiate sample loan requests
  • Contribute and publish value-added sample data

The majority of the NEON samples published here are physically housed at the Arizona State University Biocollections, located in Tempe, Arizona.

The portal also integrates NEON samples with specimens from the same sites in external collections, allowing for research on biodiversity at NEON sites over a broader taxonomic and temporal extent.

Learn more

This portal is offered through the Symbiota software platform and is informationally synchronized with the main NEON Data Portal, which serves the full spectrum of NEON data products.

To learn more about the features and capabilities available through Symbiota, visit the Symbiota Docs site.

Read more about NEON's history and experimental design on the NEON homepage.

To explore sample collection and processing methods, visit the NEON Protocols & Standardized Methods page.