Invitation to the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 in Berlin

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Invitation to the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 in Berlin

19 Mar 2018 to 20 Mar 2018

Dear IGAD members,

I am pleased to send you the invitation to the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 in Berlin (Germany), 19-20 March 2018. You can access the original invitation here (this document remains updated):

Our last meeting in Montreal

The IGAD Pre-Meeting took place on 17-18 September 2017, prior to the RDA 10th Plenary. It was hosted by University of Montreal and supported by GODAN (The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition). At the P10, IGAD brought 64 data experts together, from different countries and continents. The pre-meeting program was rich and covered diverse fields in particular on seven key topics: (i) AgriSemantics, (ii) Wheat and Rice Data Interoperability and other Crops’ Research Data, (iii) Data Quality and Management Planning, (iv) Capacity Development in the Context of Research Data in Agriculture, (v) Climate and Weather Data, (vi) On-Farm Data Sharing, and (vii) Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Science.

The conclusions of the pre-meeting were brought to the RDA Plenary during the IGAD session by the chairs of each discussion/working group. The presentations and outcomes of the event were published in the Open Knowledge in Agricultural Development (OKAD) channel on F1000Research.

Would you like to join us in Berlin next March?

We would like to invite you to the next Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11 that will be held at Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, Berlin (Germany), from March 19-20, 2018.

March 19th will be dedicated to the theme 'The FAIR principles to all elements of the research process in agricultural sciences and related disciplines' together with the reporting of the WGs related to IGAD about activities undertaken during the last six months; while March 20th will be dedicated to the WGs already associated to IGAD and to those under evaluation, namely:

1. Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group
2. Rice Data Interoperability Working Group
3. Agrisemantics Working Group
4. On-Farm Data Sharing Working Group
5. Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences BoF
6. Capacity Development (under evaluation by RDA)

Call for participation in IGAD/RDA pre-meeting

You can be an active part of this meeting by attending and participating, but also by delivering a short presentation (10’) in relation to the FAIR principles in the agricultural domain and their implementation in your organization and/or network(s).

If you are interested, please send the title and a short abstract of your presentation before the 15th of January 2018.

We welcome your contribution and involvement in this pre-meeting! 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin,

Co-chairs of the Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD), Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Esther Dzale-Yeumo (INRA, France)
Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin (Embrapa, Brazil)
Armando Stellato (University of Tor Vergata, Italy)
Imma Subirats Coll (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy)