Vision mission
About ISRIC — World Soil Information

ISRIC — World Soil Information, legally registered as the International Soil Reference and Information Centre, has a mission to serve the international community as custodian of global soil information. We are striving to increase awareness and understanding of soils in major global issues.

ISRIC staff
People at ISRIC

Meet the ISRIC staff. And learn more about the organisational setup of our institute.

World Data Centre for Soils

We host the World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) since 1989. As a regular member of the ICSU World Data System, we provide a focus for soil-related collections and information services. 

Library output
Staff Publications

Visit this page to search our institutional publication record. You can enter a keyword, or filter items by topic, author, or year.


Main procedures and standards in use at ISRIC — World Soil Information cover the whole data life cycle from field sampling to serving quality-assessed soil data to the world community.

ISRIC Projects

Together with our partners we are involved in various externally funded and co-funded research and capacity building  projects.

Data policy
Data and Software Policy

ISRIC’s Data and Software Policy governs the use by any user of the ISRIC website and web services.

Welcome to our guest researchers programme
Guest Researcher Programme

ISRIC has a guest researcher programme and welcomes researchers and professionals that wish to collaborate.

the first ISRIC computer
History of Our Organisation

Founded in 1966, ISRIC has evolved from an 'International Soil Museum' to a global soil reference and information centre.

ISRIC is dedicated to recruiting the best staff possible. We invite you to explore the opportunities and benefits of working with us.


Information on ISRIC's corporate website.