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Project and Data Request Overview


Initiating Data Requests

There are two pathways to request modeling platform I/O and other supporting data from the Intermountain West Data Warehouse.

  1. Start a new Project.

    To initiate a new project on the DW, users must be registered with the DW and have Project Manager privileges. Generally these roles are assigned to Users who are affiliated with agencies that sponsor projects using DW data. Typical sponsoring agencies include, but are not limited to, the EPA, BLM, NPS, or other agencies or organizations with individuals who have been pre-approved by the 3-State Cooperators to obtain data from the DW. This is the preferred approach for projects that will use DW files for NEPA modeling studies. When a project is created, Team members can be assigned to that project and all members of the project team will be able to submit data requests. There can be multiple data requests associated with each project.

    Projects link:

  1. Submit a Direct Data Request.

    This avenue allows general users,users who may not have pre-approval by the 3-State cooperators, to initiate data requests. This is the recommend pathway for individuals who are affiliated with universities, agencies outside the purview of the 3-State Cooperators, or other interested parties, to request data from the DW. Such requests will be sent to the IMDW Team for approval.

    Data Request link:

When Users initiate a data request (either through step 1 or 2 above), they are directed to the data request interface. A step-by-step procedure for filling out the request form can be found by following the Help link at the top of the Data Request page.

Providing Data Request Metadata

Please note steps 2&3 in the overview of the Data Request Procedure; that is, provide basic parameters, and provide details regarding intended use.

Supporting Metadata

Below are two examples of external documentation provided by DW users to fulfill the metadata portion (e.g. intended use) of their data request.

  1. Routes to Sustainability for Natural Gas Development and Water and Air Resources in the Rocky Mountain Region pdf
  2. Routes to Sustainability for Natural Gas Development and Water and Air Resources in the Rocky Mountain Region: Sensitivity Analysis pdf

Criteria for Approval

  1. Basic parameters and supporting metadata. Requests must include basic parameters, selection or indication of data requested, and a statement of intended use. We encourage users either enter and/or upload supporting documents that include a brief description the proposed modeling domain and intended use of files supplied by the Data Warehouse.
  2. Project Sponsor. All data requests must have a sponsor that is affiliated with the Three State Project. If your request is made on behalf of a research institution or other organization outside the Three State Project, you can select Tom Moore as sponsor and submit your request for approval.
  3. Data Use Agreement: Please read and acknowledge the Data Use Agreement that accompanies each Data Request.