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... (submission, harmonisation and retrieval of ecological data) is a web-enabled metadata authoring tool for research data collections in a standardised format compliant with the TERN Metadata Profile of the ISO 19115-3 Standard.

The TERN Data collection principle states that TERN will publish any dataset collected by the TERN observing platforms. The TERN will also publish data collections which meet the following requirements:

  • Terrestrial ecosystem data collected or derived by the collaborating institutes

  • Terrestrial ecosystem data related to the Australian landscape

  • Terrestrial ecosystem data collected are and derived in collaboration with Australian organisations and researchers

  • Data derived from the TERN observing platform primary data collections.

SHaRED provide terrestrial ecosystem and environmental data holders to create metadata records and submit them with the associated data file(s) for upload to the TERN Data Portal. All draft, submitted, and uploaded records can be managed by users on their personal dashboarddashboards. Users are requested to contact the TERN help desk via before publishing any sensitive data including threatened species and threatened ecosystem communities.


TERN would like to acknowledge the initial development of the tool and documentation by the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).


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