Wur is serious about Data


Harmonizing world soil information

Published on
June 4, 2018

ISRIC, the international centre for world soil information, is a pioneer in Data Management. ISRIC has compiled and harmonised data on soils for over 50 years. ISRIC is a real WUR Data Champion.

ISRIC makes data available in a FAIR manner and supports open data where possible.

FAIR means: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable.

During research, both researchers and guest-researchers at ISRIC work with big data. When they're finished, their data is archived in the ISRIC-repository and database. The database and repository are combined in a central location: the ISRIC Soil Data Hub. Here researchers can search for and download soil data from all over the world.
Luís de Sousa, a computer sicentist at ISRIC, tells more about the Hub in the blogpost on the OpenScience blog.

Would you like to know more about data storage? Please e-mail data@wur.nl with your request or question.