There are several ways to access the metadata and data on the 4DN data portal. The most straightforward and intuitive ways to do so are via the search and browse functionality on the web site.
The web site also facilitates downloading files individually or in bulk from data sets of interest.
However, as you become more familiar with the data sets available from the portal you may want to programmatically access metadata and data. Additionally, while we provide workbooks and easy to use tools for data submission some advanced users may wish to do submissions programmatically.
The sections below explain some of the options available.