Ag Data Commons recently published its 200th dataset with many more in the pipeline. The repository/registry is becoming an important part of the agricultural/environmental information ecosystem. We now house open data for a number of recently published articles, for example:
Knaus, Brian; Tabima, Javier; Judelson, Howard; Niklaus Grünwald (2015). Data from: Genomic analyses of dominant US clonal lineages of Phytophthora infestans reveals a shared ancestry for US11 and US18 and a lack of recently shared ancestry for all other US lineages. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1224913.
Evans, Jay D. (2016). Data from: Transcriptomic and functional resources for the Small Hive Beetle Aethina tumida, a worldwide parasite of honey bees. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1253745.
In addition, new studies are beginning to cite datasets in Ag Data Commons:
Kullberg, E.G., K.C. DeJonge, and J.L. Chávez (2016), Evaluation of thermal remote sensing indices to estimate crop evapotranspiration coefficients, Agricultural Water Management, (in press) Available online 18 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.07.007. (cites Trout, Thomas (2016). USDA-ARS Colorado Maize Water Productivity Dataset 2008-2011. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1254006)
Sharma, A.I. et al. (2016), The phenotypic plasticity of developmental modules, EvoDevo 7: 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13227-016-0053-7. (cites Vargas Jentzsch IM, Hughes DST, Poelchau M et al. Oncopeltus fasciatus official gene set v1.1. Ag Data Commons. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1173142)
The continued growth and adoption of Ag Data Commons for researchers to deposit, curate, share, and reuse data is a reflection of the standards-based, open data approach built into the system.