ISPA Account

LTAR Network Data Management Portal

The long-term agroecosystem research (LTAR) network consists of eighteen sites located across the US and are situated within USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) units, universities, and non-profit conservation organizations. Research approaches include long-term monitoring efforts, common experiments, and modeling conditions.Sites are able to produce data and metadata in specified formats from local data management systems to share across the network via information technology (IT). Their data management portal provides guidance for LTAR data managers and researchers for managing data and information generated from LTAR science endeavors. These are some of the tools available:
  • Cataloging published data
  • Documenting, integrating and sharing data
  • Data associated with an established research domain
  • Data that need a place for sharing
  • Achieving consistent attribution for researchers
  • Cleaning data