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

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

26 May 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] Reminder -- RDA IGAD BoF Group Meeting for Metrics and Indicators In Agricultural Sciences

Dear Katia,
Great to have you in the group. The meeting was today at 14:00 (Central European Summer Time). I am sorry you missed it but I will circulate a message soon with the meeting notes.
Will be in touch on the mailing list.
Have a great weekend,
Ilkay
From: Katia Regina Jesus
Date: Friday, 26 May 2017 at 18:31
To: "Agricultural Data IG (IGAD)", Wheat Data Interoperability WG, Agrisemantics WG, Rice Data Interoperability WG, Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences

25 May 2017

Join us today for the webinar on FAIR Principles and Data Management Planning

Dear All, 

Join us today for the webinar on FAIR Principles and Data Management Planning by Hugo Besemer, Information and Data management Specialist at Wageningen University & Research

Date: 25 May 2017 at 15:00 CEST

Access link: http://fao.adobeconnect.com/rdgz2639s9kz/

Please read more about it here

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.