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How to participate

ILCD entry level and PEF/OEF compliant datasets can be shared through the Life Cycle Data Network

There are two prerequisite to participate to the Life Cycle Data Network:

  • create datasets in line with ILCD entry level, or PEF/OEF compliance criteria.

  • install a Node for data sharing based on Soda4LCA application.

To join this Network please check the developer section; for any questions please contacting us using this form: EPLCA.

Compliant datasets:

To understand how to develop compliant ILCD or PEF/OEF data, please visit the dedicated sub-section (by method) in the developer’s page

Node (Soda4LCA)

The soda4LCA (service oriented database application for LCA) software is the main application for LCA data in the ILCD format. Soda4LCA has been primarily developed by the Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI) in cooperation with the European Commission Joint Research Centre, and is now maintained by OkworX and the JRC.

Soda4LCA can store ILCD-formatted datasets and referenced documents in the database. Soda4LCA includes functionalities for import and export and search and retrieval of datasets. An access right management system allows administrators to define which users have what kind of access (read, read only metadata, import, overwrite) to datasets. A further dataset administration module allows the management of datasets in a soda4LCA database instance.

You can download Soda4LCA from the developer section.