Ag Data Commons, USDA
Ag Data Commons (ADC) provides access to a wide variety of open data relevant to agricultural research. It is a centralized registry for data already on the web, as well as a repository for new data being published for the first time. Ag Data Commons hosts datasets, databases, software, and multimedia, as well as the documentation explaining these data products...
These data are open, meaning they can be re-used free of charge and with few or no restrictions. If there are any restrictions on a dataset’s re-use (such as a requirement for attribution), these will be made explicit in the “License” and “Public Access Level” fields of the ADC record.
A wide range of research domains related to agriculture are covered. Some examples are agronomy, genomics, hydrology, soils, veterinary and animal sciences, agroecosystems, sustainability, and economic statistics.
Data files on ADC are made available via direct download, or as a pointer to an external link. Data is hosted in the form in which it is submitted to ADC. Most of the data on ADC was generated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and university researchers with USDA funding support. Datasets and tools are often associated with scholarly publications, but association with scholarly publications is also not a requirement for submitting to ADC.