Harvesting Data from NTRS

The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program is upgrading the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) to enhance discoverability of, and access to, NASA funded STI. The NTRS promotes the dissemination of NASA STI to the widest audience possible by allowing NTRS information to be harvested. In support of these objectives, the upgraded NTRS site has an open API to provide greater access to publicly available data and further flexibility for dissemination of NASA research results. Automated requests only harvest metadata and not the full-text documents.

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is available until August 7, 2020. This service is under evaluation as the open API will provide more immediate and greater access to publicly available NASA STI. The open API is the recommended mechanism for access to NASA’s public collection of STI, and is available as of August 7, 2020. API documentation will be available at a later date.

If you are interested in harvesting from NTRS and you have any comments or questions about the process, please contact the STI Information Desk for assistance.

If you harvest from our database, please cite the NASA STI Program as the source of data.

Sites interested in harvesting from NTRS should review the following guidance before harvesting:

Use of Government Information
The NTRS serves out unlimited, unclassified, publicly available NASA citations and full-text documents (PDFs). Persons, organizations, and sites interested in obtaining NASA information should review Disclaimers, Copyright Notice, Terms and Conditions of Use for guidance.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to support access and dissemination of NASA data.