Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences

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

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
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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.

19 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Dear Imma,
I plan to participate in the IGAD and RDA meetings but without personal
presentations :-/
I forward theinvitation to 2 of CIRAD researchers my service works with
on ontologies on "Tropical supply chains and sustainable development".
I don't know if you will allow them to present something about this
ontology project.
Kind regards,
Marie-Claude
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15 Jan 2018

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Dear Giovanna,
Thanks for the abstract. I will add it to the list of proposals and come back to you with feedback asap.
With regard to the WGs, I confirm that all of them (at least partially) will be parallel on the 20th March.
You will receive more detailed information once the agenda is ready (by the end of the month).
Cheers,
Imma
From: Giovanna Zappa [mailto:***@***.***]
Sent: 15 January 2018 13:26

15 Jan 2018

Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences BoF meeting in Berlin

Dear Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences BoF co-chairs,

We are finalizing the logistics for the next IGAD/RDA meeting in Berlin. The structure will be similar to the past editions, one first day dedicated to presentations and a second day focused on the WGs (in parallel), fully organized by them.