The Technical Helpdesk for LCA Databases is a forum for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data experts, developers of new national databases, managers of existing databases, and other interested individuals. The platform provides stakeholders wishing to establish and operate LCA databases with both training and support by international experts.

The LCA Databases Helpdesk facilitates communication among experts and stakeholders; it provides key informational resources as well as guidance on responsible management practices and technical requirements for database setup and operation. The key features of the help desk include:

  • Ask an Expert: a discussion forum that enables members to ask LCA Database questions to relevant experts
  • Tasking: a function that allows members to submit tasks and assign them to other members
  • Document repository: a repository of documents including downloadable training materials
  • Agenda: a calendar populated with relevant conferences and events including those attended by the Life Cycle Initiative team.

In order to use the features of the Helpdesk, contribute to its content and to receive update notifications, you will need to become a member.

Become a member

In order to become a member of the LCA Databases Helpdesk, you will first need to register with the One Planet Network. After registering, please open the Technical Helpdesk webpage and select “Request space membership” which can be found under the page description, on the left hand side. Shortly after submitting your request you will receive an email confirming your membership.

Register as an Expert

If you would like to register as an expert of the LCA Databases Helpdesk, please first register as a member (described above). After receiving a confirmation of your membership, we kindly request you send an email with a copy of your CV to and expressing your interest.