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Ag Data Commons Data Submission Manual v1.3

Please note that certain content in this manual features the old user interface and may not fully reflect the current interface, which was upgraded in August 2019. We are working to update the screen captures and video tutorial content to reflect the current user interface. Please contact us at NAL-ADC-Curator@ars.usda.gov with any questions.


This submission manual provides practical information for contributors to the Ag Data Commons data repository and registry. The manual can be accessed in chapter-by-chapter view for convenient on-screen viewing.

Online Submission Manual - chapter view

For further help with using the Ag Data Commons, watch the Ag Data Commons User Instruction Series on the National Agricultural Library's YouTube channel. These video tutorials review much of the submission manual content. While videos may look different than the current site, the function remains similar. We recommend a Control/F (PC) or Command/F (Mac) to find fields in the submission manual until the tutorial material is updated to match.