Deadline extended: Call for talks for RDA IGAD virtual meeting May 25-29, 2020

04 May 2020

RDA Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Online Meeting
Abstract Deadline is extended through May 7.
We have good representation from European projects, and are particularly seeking additional submissions from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Please submit your title and a very brief abstract to AIMS at
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) meeting "Sharing Experiences and Creating Digital Dialogues," which was set to be held in Rome (Italy) in April 2020 will now take place as a virtual meeting. Sessions will be scheduled throughout the week, for a few hours each day. The virtual meeting will provide an online platform to continue to build upon collaborations, share knowledge, and develop innovations with activities including panel sessions, group discussions and presentations.
We welcome contributions related to:
* Adoption of RDA outputs by the agricultural community
* Data Collection: State of the Art, Challenges and Solutions
* Data Interoperability
* FAIR principles to all elements of the research process
* Implementing Research Data Management Good Practices
* Increasing Data Access and Availability - Opportunities and Lessons Learnt from Sharing and Re-Using Data
* Capacity Development for Agricultural Data
* New working group discussions
For those interested in actively contributing with a panel session or a presentation, please send email to ***@***.*** (AIMS at with the title, speakers short bio, and a brief abstract of your contribution before 7 May 2020. Contributions from people and organizations that have implemented IGAD/RDA recommendations in agricultural data projects and initiatives are preferred. Discussions can involve both policy and technical aspects. The presentations and outcomes of the event will be published in the Open Knowledge in Agricultural Development (OKAD) channel on F1000Research.
Seeking moderators
Please help support your IGAD community by volunteering to be a moderator for this virtual meeting. Interested members should email ***@***.*** (AIMS at to be part of the collaboration.
Co-chairs of the Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD), for the IGAD Task Force 2020
Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin (EMBRAPA, Brazil)
Cynthia Parr (National Agricultural Library. USDA Agricultural Research Service, US)
Imma Subirats Coll (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy)
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