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ReLTER is an R package that provides access to DEIMS-SDR, allowing to interact with software implemented by eLTER Research Infrastructure (RI) and improving the data/information shared among the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. This package was conceived within eLTER H2020 project and will help advance the development of European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructures (eLTER RI).

The ReLTER package functions in particular allows to:

Functions currently implemented are derived from the discussion of the needs declared by eLTER users community.

The ReLTER package will follow the progress of eLTER-RI infrastructure and evolve with improvements and development of new tools.

📔 Citation

To cite ReLTER please use: Alessandro Oggioni, Micha Silver, Luigi Ranghetti & Paolo Tagliolato. (2023). ReLTER: An Interface for the ‘eLTER’ Community (v2.0). Zenodo.


  author       = {Alessandro Oggioni and Micha Silver and Luigi Ranghetti and Paolo Tagliolato},
  title        = {ReLTER: An Interface for the 'eLTER' Community},
  month        = nov,
  year         = 2023,
  publisher    = {Zenodo},
  version      = {v2.0},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.5576813},
  url          = {}

📖 Documentation

Visit the ReLTER website at for further documentation, examples, and installation of the package.

The manual of ReLTER package could be found here.


You can install the main version of ReLTER from GitHub with:


If you want to install different package branch (e.g. ‘dev’) can you use this command:

devtools::install_github('', ref = 'dev')

The ReLTER package is part of the R-universe community and it can be installed also use this command:

utils::install.packages("ReLTER", repos = "")

Alternatively {ReLTER} can be used in a Docker container.

If you wish to help develop this package, please follow the contributing guidelines.

👩‍💻 Persons involved 👨‍💻

Alessandro Oggioni (CNR, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment - IREA)

Micha Silver (Ben Gurion University - BGU)

Luigi Ranghetti https::// (CNR, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment - IREA)

Paolo Tagliolato https::// (CNR, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment - IREA)

For a exhaustive list of contributors please visit authors page.

🏢 Contributing organizations



👍 Acknowledgements

This work has been partially funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the H2020 eLTER-Plus Project grant agreement No 871128.

Thanks to the reviewers and the editor (more about authors) for their work.