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ILCD Entry-Level dataset package

Use the following kit to develop your own dataset:

Node (website dataset Repository)

Here you can donwload the complete IT infrastructure including the documentation for creating your own Node and to deploy your own Network. Once you deployed you own Node you can import your dataset and start sharing them inside a Network.

Soda4LCA also releases a validation tool in case you want to share the developed dataset inside our network (ILCD network).

Join our Network

If you want to join this network please use the following url during the registration process inside your own Node (check the Soda4LCA documentation on how to register a Node in a Registry).


Here is a collection of IT tools that must be used in order to develop an ILCD compliant datasets:

  • ILCD editor :the ILCD editor (beta 11) is a Java application current under development; it can be used to develop and edit the dataset in ILCD format, and also dataset format checking functionality;
  • ILCD2XLS converter :the ILCD2XLS converter (beta 3) is a java application under development that allows to convert ILCD formatted process data sets to MS Excel format. It can convert either single process data sets or entire folders.
  • ES2_to_ELCD :useful mapping file from Ecoinvent to ELCD.
  • OpenLCA format converter :format converter developed by GreenDelta for conversion of EcoSpold02 to ILCD, including extended ILCD reference lists and revised mapping files: OpenLCA format converter.

Life Cycle Impact Assessment(LCIA)

LCIAMethods package currently offline for maintenance

If you want to use the methods in a LCA software or open them with a browser or a least using an editor, remember you need to download the ELCD package that contains all the dataset references such as the flow list.

Entry-level requirements

In order to be included in the Life Cycle Data Network, the candidate datasets need to meet the International reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) entry-level requirements. These requirements have been established to guarantee a minimum level of documentation, methodological consistency among datasets, and coherence in terms of format and nomenclature, and to provide the user with useful information on data quality. These entry-level requirements should enhance the quality of the datasets included in the Life Cycle Data Network.

Information on the quality of datasets included in the network and the review carried out to ensure that they meet the ILCD entry-level requirements is available under the 'Validation' section of the Life Cycle Data Network. Review reports, which must be attached to datasets, are publicly accessible.

The following documents will help the developer to handle the review requirements and workflow:

You can also take a look to the following releted documents: