Data Standards for Soil-Agricultural Research

Goal of modern research data management is to provide user-friendly infrastructures to upload, manage and provide research data in findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable formats for continued use (= ”FAIR data principles”). To meet these requirements, the application of accepted and widely used standards, regulations, conventions and guidelines for the different stages of research data life is necessary.


This living document presents, discusses and recommends a variety of (data) standards, tools and services for all life stages from data acquisition to provision. It is a reference work for owners, providers and users of soil- and agricultural research data and aims to facilitate data integration and knowledge spread via data repositories.


Please click here to access the the document - Data Standards for Soil- and Agricultural Research (2019).


Contact person: Carsten Hoffmann