EPA Research data archive (SAFER-Data)

SAFER is a web-based data management application providing access to the EPA's Environmental Research Data Archive. 

Every research project funded by the EPA is required to deposit datasets and information products generated during research in SAFER. 

Almost all these datasets and information products are made freely available as open access data.

Consequently, SAFER has become one of the leading sources of environmental data in Ireland through its innovative approach of linking data and information for download, directly to the projects that created them. 

There are two principal types of users or stakeholders: 

  • Public users: Interested in finding out about environmental research, exploring data, and downloading data, information, and/or reports for their own applications or research. 
  • Scientists and researchers: Researchers and members of the scientific community searching for data and information about other research projects. 

All publicly accessible reports, datasets, and other information products can be downloaded, for free, at any time from any location. 

You are not required to have an account on SAFER or with the EPA to download datasets and information products from SAFER. 

Visit the EPA Research Data Archive (SAFER-Data)

Notice: The new EPA Research data archive is currently being developed and will be launched in 2022.