The Global Long-Term Agricultural Experiment Network (GLTEN) was launched in May 2018 with the aim of establishing and supporting a collaborative network within the international agricultural science community.
The GLTEN is supported by over 50 Long-Term Experiments (LTEs) across the world which represent diverse and contrasting climate regions and environments, as well as multiple crop systems and land management schemes.
The scientific findings from these LTEs enable the identification of factors influencing the sustainable intensification of agriculture worldwide and can contribute to several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The GLTEN is committed to making the agricultural LTEs metadata collection available online under a FAIR Data Principle (findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable).
With the support from GLTEN-members, the online portal facilitates the discovery and interrogation of data from LTEs by the international community. The portal provides tools for identification, assessment and retrieval of LTEs Metadata.
We are committed to making LTEs Metadata in the GLTEN Repository available under CC0 to enable others to freely build upon, enhance and reuse the data.
We also aim to follow FAIR Data Principles and provide a standardized community schema using existing public domain ontology and controlled vocabulary terms.
From the final sessions of the 2018 LTE Conference, this stream features Sieglind Snapp's talk - Keeping it real: GLTENs as learning platforms in systems science.
Our first convention was focused on initiating partnerships and alliances. In May 2018, 36 attendees from 21 institutes in 17 countries gathered at Rothamsted to help establish the network.