Agricultural Science Indicators

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Group details

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BoF Chairs - Ilkay Holt, Hugo Besemer

 

The proposal to form a discussion group is a result of a special panel on Metrics and Agricultural Science Measuring Multidisciplinary and Applied Research in STI 2016 (21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicator) Conference which took place in Valencia on 16th September. The panel was organized by FAO of United Nations , INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Wageningen University & Research. Discussion points were:

  1. Agricultural science is being a multidisciplinary area, an applied science and where local practises plays a crucial role.

  2. Many findings in agricultural science are communicated in other channels than peer reviewed journals, like reports or statistical databases. Such publications are not covered in the major databases used for bibliometric analyses.

  3. Developing countries contributes in agricultural sciences significantly but they are under-represented in globally used bibliometric databases.

  4. Altmetrics offer relevant measures for the societal impact of agricultural research.

Following this discussion in STI 2016, it was proposed to have a discussion group on metrics and indicators in agricultural sciences in IGAD (Interest Group in Agricultural Data) Pre-meeting in Barcelona, prior to the Research Data Alliance Ninth Meeting (RDA 9P) between 3-4 April 2017. Please find the notes from the group discussion here.

 

This group became a BoF group on 26th April 2017 with the aim to continue the discussion and prepare a white paper on responsible use of indicators in agricultural sciences. The group is also provided with a mailing list at  metrics-indicators-agriculture@rda-groups.org. We invite all interested members to join and subscribe to the group mailinglist by clicking the "Join group" button on the right hand side.

 



Recent Activity

20 Oct 2019

See you soon at the INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland) on 22 October 2019

Dear all,
The date for our next IGAD meeting is approaching us, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the Room Sali 2, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Fabianinkatu 39, Helsinki FINLAND https://tilavaraus.helsinki.fi/en/city-center/metsatalo-unioninkatu-40/m...

05 Jul 2019

INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland), 22 October 2019

INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland), 22 October 2019
IGAD/RDA Recommendations
Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture
The new edition of the IGAD Event at the RDA's 14th Plenary Meeting will be held on 22 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Following the IGAD Meeting in Philadelphia on Agricultural Data Interoperability: Opportunities and Lessons Learnt from Sharing and Re-Using Data, we would like to focus on the next related topic IGAD/RDA Recommendations: Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture.

10 May 2019

Useful information about P14 IGAD activities

Dear all,
Thank you to all of you that actively participated in the IGAD pre-meeting and the plenary meeting in Philadelphia. It was an amazing opportunity to share knowledge about existing activities undertaken by IGAD members. You will find a summary of the pre-meeting at http://aims.fao.org/activity/events/highlight-recently-held-interest-gro...

08 Mar 2019

IGAD preliminary agenda

Dear IGAD participants,
I am happy to share with you the preliminary agenda of the next IGAD meeting in Philadelphia on 1 April:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JMlEITgd2triVMYWL4MnpIdqUAtD23bxGFgc...
The meeting will take place at Drexel University (15 minutes walking distance from the RDA venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel):
Stiles Alumni Hall, Room CL-A, Drexel University, Central City Campus,
325 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (US)