Outputs: participants concluded that 1.) awareness is crucial in particular towards open data repositories; 2.) to implement good data management policies; and 3.) promote existing tools and standards to facilitate data management. With successful use cases implemented by champions it may be easier to also motivate smaller players to revise their data management systems. Furthermore the linking between existing communities and initiatives was underlined in order to benefit from synergies and advocate for good data management. In this regard, the GODAN initiative could significantly support the community.
The results were presented at the plenary, more information at https://rd-alliance.org/group/agriculture-data-ig-igad/post/insights-agr...
In this pre-meeting we will dedicate about 1 and ½ days for intensive discussions and interactions. Towards this objective, it is proposed to organize four discussion groups around the following topics:
- Agricultural Data Interoperability (policies, tools, taxonomies, standards)
- Increase data access and availability (formats, users)
- Advocacy for research data.
- Adoption of RDA outputs by the agricultural community (e.g. present existing RDA deliverables relevant to the Agricultural Research Community, discuss how to facilitate their uptake)
- Rice Research Data Interoperability
- Soil Research data Network
The conclusions of this pre-meeting will be brought to the 7 RDA Plenary Session IGAD Meeting during the Agricultural Data Interest Group Session by the chairs of each discussion group.
1. Summary of the first day of the pre-meeting
2. Panel session. Conclusions and results of the IGAD pre-meeting with 5 panelists:
2.1. Report about findings and conclusions of discussion groups from each chair:
• Agricultural Data Interoperability (policies, tools, taxonomies, standards)
• Increase data access and availability (formats, users)
• Advocacy for research data.
• Adoption of RDA outputs by the agricultural community (e.g. present existing RDA deliverables relevant to the Agricultural Research Community, discuss how to facilitate their uptake)
• Rice Research Data Interoperability
• Soil Research data Network (working towards maximizing utilization of existing initiatives in soil research data)
2.2. Open discussion with the chairs of the pre-meeting discussions as panelists
3. Wrap up
• Government representatives, funders, representatives of international agencies – UN, EU etc
• Agriculture domain experts, researchers, academicians
• Data providers, data publishers
• Data managers, data mining experts, data analysts
• Librarians, data curators