Acknowledging ARM


The ARM Climate Research Facility should be acknowledged in publications as the origin of field studies or data used in the research using the following guidelines.

Publications using ARM data or capabilities are asked to acknowledge that data were obtained from the ARM Climate Research Facility with the following statement:

“Data were obtained from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility sponsored by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research.”

Authors should also properly acknowledge any data provided by principal investigators or data originating from other cooperating or collaborating programs. In addition, ARM suggests offering co-authorship to an instrument mentor, data translator, or other ARM staff if they contributed substantially to the research or measurement beyond routinely providing data. Information on contacting instrument mentors and data translators about specific datastreams or data products should also be included.

Digital object identifiers, or DOI, numbers may also be used to reference data in publications. See the DOI Guidance for Datastreams for more information on citing ARM data.

Investigators who receive ARM support (e.g., logistical support for guest instrument deployments or ARM mentor support) should also use the following acknowledgment:

“This research was supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy (under [grant or contract number—as appropriate]) as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, an Office of Science scientific user facility.”

For journal articles, it is recommended that ARM Facility and data usage be identified in the abstract or introduction.