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Guidelines for Website Design and Content
These website guidelines were developed by a committee composed of information managers, communications professionals, educators and investigators. They were distributed to Information Management, Education, and Communication Committees and the Science Council for comments from March 22 to May 1, 2018. Comments were addressed and guidelines were reviewed and approved by the LTER Executive Board and Science... Read more »
May 23, 2018
Information Management System Guidelines 2018 revision
The attached LTER information management system guidelines were updated in the fall of 2017 and approved at the December 2017 Executive Board Meeting. They reflect the current state of LTER information management and the establishment of the Environmental Data Initiative.
January 29, 2018
Data Access Policy (revised 5/19/2017)

LTER Data Access Policy was revised at the 2017 Science Council Meeting to reflect new data sharing standards. 

May 27, 2017
US LTER Book Series: Criteria, Guidelines and Protocols

This document describes the process by which new books can be included in the US LTER book series. Authors should reach out to the publications committee as early in the development process as possible. 

September 22, 2016
Advancing the Sharing and Synthesis of Ecological Data: Guidelines for Data Sharing and Integration – Final Report (pdf)

Benson_Advancing the Sharing and Synthesis of Ecological Data:Guidelines for Data Sharing and Integration

February 21, 2013
Long Term Ecological Research Privacy Policy

A three page document which covers:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Web Metrics
  • Registration
  • Voluntary
    Registration
  • Personal Accounts
  • Access to Information
  • Cookies
  • Compliance with
    court orders
May 25, 2012
Guidelines for LTER Web Site Design and Content
This document was created by the LTER Web Site Design Working Group and reviewed
by the LTER Information Management Committee. Version 1.1. January 27, 2009
January 18, 2012
LTER and U.S. Forest Service Climate/Hydrology Database Guidelines

LTER and U.S.
Forest Service Climate/Hydrology Database Guidelines

February 17, 2011
The US LTER Book Series: Criteria, Guidelines and Protocols

LTER Publications Committee Role and Responsibility for prospective authors.

November 4, 2008
LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision: Report and Recommendations

James Brunt, Peter McCartney, Stuart Gage, and Don Henshaw, October 2004, in a response to a request from the LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee; Text amended April 13, 2005 to reflect approval of recommendations by the LTER CC.

November 1, 2005
LTER Children’s Book Series: Education Outreach Guidelines

Description of how to use LTER Children’s Book Series in the classroom.

September 6, 2005
LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision 3, Data Access Requirements, and General Data Use Agreement

PDF Version of LTER Network Data Access Policy Revision 3, Data Access Requirements, and General Data Use Agreement Revised by James Brunt, Peter McCartney, Stuart Gage, and Don Henshaw, October 2004, in response to a request from the LTER Network Information System Advisory Committee, approved by the LTER Coordinating Committee April, 2005.

June 1, 2005
1988 MSI (Minimum Standard Installation) Worksheet for Techological Capabilities at LTER Sites

The following worksheet outlines a Minimum Standard Installation (MSI) of various technological capabilities at all sites of the LTER Network. The worksheet was developed at the LTER Coordinating Committee (LTER/CC) meeting at Kellogg Biological Station, November 3-4, 1988.

November 4, 1998
1990 LTER Guidelines for Data Management Site Policies

Each Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site should develop its own data management policy in consultation with key investigators and higher administrative units.

October 31, 1990