Data InventoryInventory of data in LTAR Network sites
LTAR Data Inventory
The purpose of the LTAR Data Inventory is to make the data from all 18 LTAR sites discoverable and describe and create metadata about the data to facilitate data sharing, as well as accessibility, interoperability (i.e. machine readable), and reusability (i.e. cross-site analysis) for the LTAR network and the greater public. The LTAR Data Inventory will enhance data discoverability and data sharing across the network by creating a controlled vocabulary of categories and variable names that describe LTAR data. You can also access the LTAR Data Inventory Insights Dashboard with multiple view to this inventory here.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network consists of 18 Federal and university agricultural research sites with an average of over 50 years of history. The goal of this research network is to ensure sustained crop and livestock production and ecosystem services from agroecosystems, and to forecast and verify the effects of environmental trends, public policies, and emerging technologies.