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GLTEN: THE GLOBAL LONG-TERM AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT NETWORK

The Global Long-Term Agricultural Experiment Network (GLTEN) is a network of long-term agricultural experiments spanning five continents and representing numerous climates, environments, crop systems and farming practices.

ABOUT THE GLTEN

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).

RESOURCES LINKS, TOOLS AND DOWNLOADS

FAIR DATA PRINCIPLES

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.

More information:

https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode

https:// www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples

https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201618

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.

LATEST EVENT

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.

If you wish to become a member or have other questions about the GLTEN or the data repository, please send an email to:

GLTEN CO-ORDINATOR

glten@rothamsted.ac.uk