This report contains the adapted and extended quality guidelines for ecoinvent version 3. It was established to ensure a coherent data acquisition and reporting across the various activity areas and data providers involved.
The data quality guidelines include definitions of the different types of datasets, the level of detail required, how completeness is ensured, good practice for documentation, naming conventions, and rules for the reporting of uncertainty. In addition, this document covers also the procedures for validation, review, and embedding new datasets into the database as well as the calculation procedures for attributional and consequential models, and for arriving at the accumulated results for product systems.
Data Quality Guidelines