Gravitational Wave Open Science Center

LIGO and Virgo Data

The LIGO Laboratory's Data Management Plan describes the scope and timing of LIGO data releases.


Events and Catalogs

Large Data Sets

For users of computing clusters or if accessing large amounts of data, CernVM-FS is the preferred method to access public data.

Auxiliary Data Release

Time Range: 3 hours around event GW170814 (August 14, 2017)
Detectors: H1 and L1
Description: Around 1,000 channels that monitor the LIGO instruments and surrounding enviornment.

O3a Data Release

O3 Time Range: April 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019
Detectors: H1, L1 and V1

O2 Data Release

O2 Time Range: November 30, 2016 through August 25, 2017
Detectors: H1, L1 and V1

O1 Data Release

O1 Time Range: September 12, 2015 through January 19, 2016
Detectors: H1 and L1

S6 Data Release

S6 Time Range: July 7, 2009 through October 20, 2010
Detectors: H1 and L1

S5 Data Release

S5 Time Range: November 4, 2005 through October 1, 2007
Detectors: H1, H2, and L1

Observing Mode Times for LIGO/Virgo/GEO Network

Time Range: 2004 through 2018
Detectors: H1, H2, L1, G1, V1
Only Timeline information is available for this data set.

LSC Publications

Many LSC publications include associated data products. These are stored in the LIGO Document Control Center (DCC).