ARN (Agris Resource Number)
This element corresponds to the previous AGRIS tag of Temporary Record Number (TRN)

The element is mandatory for all records submitted to AGRIS. No record can be submitted without this information

The ARN consists of twelve characters which may be derived from the following four parts:

Enter CCYYYYSNNNNN, where CC=counrty code, YYYY=year of input, S=subcentre, NNNNN=unique serial number within this year. Example: PH1998000697

For AGRIS centres operating with more than one AGRIS sub-centre’s the sub-centre part of the ARN (S) should be used to allow each sub-centre to control its range of ARN numbers

For more information see the cataloguing manual under: ARN