Agricultural Science Indicators

BoF

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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

26 Sep 2018

Call for Registrations: GODAN Action Training - Open Data in Agriculture

Call for Registrations
GODAN Action Training - Open Data in Agriculture
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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and it’s GODAN Action partners in collaboration with Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) are pleased to announce an Open Data in Agriculture Workshop to be held during International Data Week in Gaborone, Botswana on 6 November 2018.

07 Sep 2018

IGAD pre-meeting participation

Dear IGAD members,
this is a kind reminder to let us know if you are planning to participate in the next IGAD pre-meeting (5-6 November) in Gaborone, Botswana.
The details of the event can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XeFk8skOtB-OBJ-j1Z3Pup70HtAeV-Gl_9Ar...
Please send us an email to ***@***.*** if you would like to be part of the event.

13 Jul 2018

Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P12

Dear IGAD members and interested parties,
On behalf of the RDA [1] Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) [2], we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focussing on "Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions", that will be held on November 5-6, in Gaborone, Botswana. The event will take place during the International Data Week (IDW), November 5-8, 2018 [3] which combines the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting and SciDataCon 2018.

12 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][fdiwg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] Activities during the RDA P11 (Berlin, Germany) - Don;t miss the opportunity to join!

Dear all,
Additionally I would like to express our gratitude for the support that IGAD and WGs have received from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to organize these series of events!
Best regards,
Imma
- Show quoted text -From: imma.subirats=***@***.***-groups.org [mailto:***@***.***-groups.org] On Behalf Of subirats

08 Feb 2018

RDA P11 programme_Swap of IGAD Sessions

Dear all,
I would like to inform you about a swap of the IGAD sessions during the RDA P11 Plenary:
IG Agricultural Data (IGAD) - RDA 11th Plenary meeting
The session will take place on Wednesday 21st March 2018, 16:00 - 17:30
RDA 11th Plenary Joint meeting: Supporting effective engagement with research & open data in the agriculture and nutrition. Lessons from IGAD & GODAN Action
The session will take place on Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 15:30 - 17:00
More information about the RDA P11 programme:

07 Feb 2018

Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 - AGENDA!

Dear all,

Please find at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1huqhmoh0AHeq2L0MbBAuMXYC2eXV2YwvsQ7pKbJu3WY/edit?usp=sharing the preliminary agenda for the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11. 

The agenda is open for comments until Friday, particularly in case you can not attend or you have any problems with the scheduled slot for your presentation.