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Knowledge Services Division (KSD)

Supporting Scientific Data

Our services include access, archiving, and preservation for scientific research data as well as value added curation (data quality assurance and quality control, transformation, and visualization).

Key Tools and Products

Ag Data Commons

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.

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Find plant, chemical, bioactivity, and ethnobotany information for pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biomedical research.

FoodData Central

Nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.

About Knowledge Services

The Knowledge Services team 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 us.

Contact Us

For questions or collaboration inquiries: Use the library's Ask a Question form. 

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