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About the Ag Data Commons

The Ag Data Commons is a data access system maintained by the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. It is compliant with U.S. Project Open Data standards for federal agencies providing access to publicly-funded data. Ag Data Commons holds data files managed directly by NAL and also links to datasets and resources located on other websites.

The Ag Data Commons provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research and related domains such as agronomy, genomics, hydrology, soils, agro-ecosystems, sustainability science, and economic statistics. Data included in the Ag Data Commons is funded in whole or in part by USDA.

Ag Data Commons supports open data discovery and access, and meets the criteria for inclusion in authoritative registries such as FAIRsharing, Re3Data, COPDESS, and DataCite, which collectively promote scientific standards, policies, and databases/repositories for the research community, funders, and publishers. In papers where the overall repository is mentioned, we encourage citation of the Ag Data Commons using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.83wDfe or http://doi.org/10.17616/R3G051

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