Interest Group on Agricultural Data: A roadmap for our Community of Practice

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26 Jan 2021
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Meeting objectives: 

The Interest Group on Agricultural Data is in the process of transitioning to be one of RDA’s first Communities of Practice. In this plenary session we will provide orientation to the new CoP framework, update participants on IGAD activities, and discuss a roadmap for future IGAD membership and relationship with other CoPs and IGs both within and outside the Research Data Alliance.

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e2BNLknKsakmmSH9sD93V4BhJh8dkeILAiiRZVGICkw/edit?usp=sharing

Session chairs: Cynthia Parr, Imma Subirats, Patricia Bertin

  • Welcome and introduction to the session (5’) by Cyndy Parr, Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin and Imma Subirats
  • The new RDA Community of Practice (CoP) framework and use cases (15’) by Cyndy Parr/Patricia Bertin
  • The upcoming RDA CoP and next steps - (5’) by Cyndy Parr
  • Introduction to  the Virtual IGAD Workshop, May 2021 (5’) by Imma Subirats
  • Discussion among invited CoPs speakers (30’) moderated by Imma Subirats
    • OGC - Karel Charvat
    • CGIAR - Medha Devare
    • Ag Gateway - Andres Ferreyra
    • ISPA - Nicolas Tremblay
    • GODAN - Andre Laperriere
    • Talks will focus on: 
      1. How does your network operate
      2. Who are the main participants (stakeholders)
      3. How knowledge sharing works within the network
      4. How your network could benefit from RDA participation
      5. How do you foresee a possible collaboration between your network and RDA through the CoP IGAD
  • Q&A and Roadmap discussion (25’) – all
  • AOB
Target Audience: 

People whose work relates to agricultural data but who are new to IGAD, existing members of IGAD.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, including producing, aggregating and consuming data. Beyond this IGAD promotes good practices in research with regard to data sharing policies, data management plans and data interoperability, and it is a forum for sharing experience and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data. Has held webinars and physical and virtual sessions extending work happening during RDA plenary meetings.

Short Group Status: 

Formed in 2013, IGAD has incubated a number of working groups and is now applying to be a Community of Practice.

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
250
Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Remote participation availability (only for physical Plenaries): 
Yes
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 
Avoid conflict with the following group (3): 
Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?: 
Yes
Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting: 
Breakout 4
Breakout 5
Breakout 6
Meeting presenters: 
See agenda
How do you prefer to hold the virtual component of your session: 
pre-record but have a live discussion / Q&A
Other: 
This is primarily an informational meeting but has a working component
Do any of the session speakers plan to present from the venue?: 
Remote presentations only
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