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Data Standards for Soil- and Agricultural Research

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Abstract

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. With regard to agricultural science, such standards concern a wide field, e.g. the classification and description of soils, field and laboratory methods, agricultural technology, plant varieties, fertilizer products and application, agricultural business data, and agrisemantics. Additionally, more general standards are necessary, e.g. for metadata schemes, data transformation tools, data quality, data storage and archiving, data exchange, and for spatial data provision within an online geoportal. This document presents and discusses a variety of data standards 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.

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Carsten Hoffmann Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Sina Schulz Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Einar Eberhardt Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
Meike Grosse Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Susanne Stein Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Xenia Specka Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Nikolai Svoboda Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Uwe Heinrich Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Date of publication 2020-01-10
DOI 10.20387/BonaRes-ARM4-66M2
Language English
License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Hoffmann, C., Schulz, S., Eberhardt, E., Grosse, M., Stein, S., Specka, X., Svoboda, N., Heinrich, U. (2020). Data Standards for Soil- and Agricultural Research. BonaRes Series. DOI: 10.20387/BonaRes-ARM4-66M2

Hoffmann, C., Schulz, S., Eberhardt, E., Grosse, M., Stein, S., Specka, X., Svoboda, N., Heinrich, U. (2020). Data Standards for Soil- and Agricultural Research. BonaRes Series. https://doi.org/10.20387/BonaRes-ARM4-66M2

Hoffmann, Carsten, et al. "Data Standards for Soil- and Agricultural Research." BonaRes Series, Jan 2020, doi:10.20387/BonaRes-ARM4-66M2

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