NAL offers data management policy and planning, repository management, data and metadata curation and consultation, and preservation. Current domain and related informatics expertise includes biological sciences, geospatial and biophysical sciences, genomics, federal open data policy, and life cycle assessment.
In addition to services, NAL provides an integrated portfolio of data products that support ARS and external agricultural research communities. This portfolio builds FAIR data management capacity on top of the strong foundations of NAL’s library services. We are seeking new collaborations that fit our scope and mission. If you are interested, please contact the NAL Knowledge Services Division at Peter.Arbuckle@usda.gov with a subject line "Inquiry about collaboration."
Data Management Planning Services
Get help planning your research data management, including review of DMPs for research proposals.
Ag Data Commons
Providing central access to a wide variety of open agricultural research data funded in whole or in part by USDA. A FAIR-compliant repository.
i5K Workspace @ NAL
A workbench for arthropod genome communities to curate, visualize and share data.
Federal LCA Commons
An interagency data portal and community of practice for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research methods.
Geodata @ NAL
A catalog of location-based agricultural research data, imagery, research location context, and more.
Data Management Glossary
Helpful definitions of Data Management terminology.
Dr. Dukes Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
Find and download plant, chemical, bioactivity, and ethnobotany information for pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biomedical research, as well as alternative therapies and herbal products.
Nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.