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 May 2017

BoF Group on Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences

Dear All,

We would like to inform you that BoF Group on Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences are now active at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/metrics-and-indicators-agricultural-s.... Those who would like to join the group, please use the link given and subscribe to the mailing list for further developments. 

17 May 2017

Minutes from the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting 3-4 April 2017

Dear all,

Sharing with you the minutes of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting 3-4 April 2017 at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jw23BzpXE0YVJg2a4_6tQuyg3FBRjhBvD6Pnf8xVQdo/edit?usp=sharing. For those that chair the discussion groups, we would appreciate very much if you can revise the notes 

Below detailed information about the event in general

Thanks to all for having joined the  IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona! And see you in Montreal!

Imma Subirats

15 May 2017

1st Online meeting for RDA BoF Group on Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences

Dear All, 

Thanks for joining in RDA BoF Group on Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences. We would like to have an online meeting soon to meet and to talk about a roadmap for the next months. I set up a Doodle for the next two weeks (22 May to 2 June) to find out about the best times. Hope most of you can make it. We are not a big group yet and it would be great to hear from all of you. Please indicate your date/time preferences at https://doodle.com/poll/i37sy4p3auahfzhm

Kind regards,

Ilkay Holt

12 May 2017

Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P10 in Montreal

Dear IGAD members,

I am pleased to send you the invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P10 in Montreal (Canada), 17-18 September 2017. You can access the original invitation here (this document remains updated): 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rQC6RLNeD0t-evfBlwvmcPto6MqcS3z9d6zcYazr2Ns/edit?usp=sharing