Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences

BoF

Group details

 

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

17 Oct 2017

COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data Draft 1

Dear Colleagues,
For your information related to our interest group and the metrics for
Research Data, have you read the "COUNTER Code of Practice for Research
Data Draft 1 (September 8, 2017):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n1LsS3suFNnnYfqltf3Qjaup0taKu-q54Kic...
Kind regards,
Marie-Claude Deboin
CIRAD, France
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*COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data Draft 1 'Updated September
8, 2017)*

04 Oct 2017

Your input is needed: Survey on metrics and indicators in the agricultural sciences

Dear Members of RDA BoF Group on Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences, 

This is a kindly reminder for the survey on metrics and indicators in the agricultural sciences. Would you please participate in the survey and also disseminate it in your networks? 

Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/agscindicators and the closing date is October 20th.

Thanks ever so much for your contribution!

Hugo Besemer & Ilkay Holt

 

12 Sep 2017

FW: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] IGAD pre-meeting and RDA P10 in Montreal schedule

Dear all,
Thanks to the kind support of our colleagues at the WG AgriSemantics, we could change the date of the IGAD session during the RDA Plenary Meeting 10 from 20 to 19 September so all the IGAD co-chairs can attend the session. More information at https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-tenth-plenary-meeting-montr%C3...
Thanks,
Imma Subirats
IGAD/RDA Co-chair

12 Sep 2017

IGAD/RDA Panel Session on Agricultural Data at CODATA 2017

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the proposal was submitted on time and approved. You can find more information about the panel session on "Coordination of Data Standards and Interoperability in Agricultural Research: Gaps, Overlaps, Challenges and Future Directions" submitted to CODATA International Conference Global Challenges and Data Driven Science organized by IGAD/RDA in collaboration with CODATA.

30 Aug 2017

Draft agenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the draft fagenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rQC6RLNeD0t-evfBlwvmcPto6MqcS3z9d6zcYazr2Ns/edit?ts=59a68399 The meeting will take place the 17 and 18 September in Montreal, previous to the RDA P10. Details about the venue are in the document, but we will provide some more information in the next days.

29 Aug 2017

Survey on metrics and indicators in the agricultural sciences

Dear all,
We have been discussing a survey to give our thought about metrics and indicators in
agricultural science more context. Sorry that I am a bit late with this, I will not bore you with
excuses. Here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12wMo-A89yO91NX-ExQXaQ3E6_Lm8ei2bKeOe...
nk/edit?usp=sharing
you find a google document with a proposal for a survey. We will turn it into a Survey monkey

27 Jul 2017

Panel proposal for the International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’

Dear all,

Together with the CODATA Agriculture Data, Knowledge for Learning and Innovation, RDA/IGAD has prepared an abstract to submit a panel proposal for the International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’. We would appreciate your feedback, and also to know who from the RDA/IGAD community would like to participate