The Life Cycle Data Network (LCDN) was launched in Brussels on 6th February 2014 by the Vladimir Sucha, Director General of DG JRC, and Alan Seatter, Deputy Director General of DG Environment. Through entry-level requirements, the Network allows for flexibility while facilitating the availability of coherent and quality assured life cycle data from different organisations. The Network is a non-centralised web-based infrastructure that ensures life cycle data can be easily accessed via searches, filtering, and sorting. The datasets in the Network come globally from any data developer/owner, e.g. industry, national LCA projects, research groups, and consultants.
Use the following direct links for more details:
- Node Partners and Registered datasets
- Entry-Level Requirements
- How to participate
- The „ILCD Handbook – Nomenclature and other conventions“ document supports Life Cycle Inventory data collection, documentation and use in LCA studies by providing a common nomenclature and provisions on related topics. The document also forms the basis for a common reference elementary flow list for use in both LCI and LCIA work.
- The „ILCD Handbook – Documentation of LCA data sets“ document provides the provisions for ILCD documentation-compliant LCA data sets under the ILCD Handbook and Life Cycle Data Network.
- The „ILCD Management of UUID and version number of data sets” document provides the guidelines of how to create and change UUIDs and version numbers of data sets.