Recent Activity: Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD)

15 Nov 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] FW: OGC and RDA

Thanks Imma. It is good to have closer links with OGC. I am now at the International Council for Science workshop on Science and the Digital Revolution at the Royal Society in London and had the opportunity to connect with OGC staff participating and invite them to RDA/IGAD meetings also.
Best wishes,
From: subirats <***@***.***>

13 Nov 2017


Dear all,
IGAD has been invited to report about the last developments at the OGC Agriculture DWG meeting in December. On behalf of IGAD, Patricia, co-chair, will participate with a presentation (30min) remotely. Could we kindly ask to all the WG chairs to submit a couple of slides with a summary of the last developments of your WGs during the next weeks? In case that any of you would like to have a more proactive participation, please let us know.
Imma Subirats
On behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs

30 Oct 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg] A new article in F1000Research

Dear All,
The paper got a comment from Mark Wilkinson on Quality Check on the use of recommended standards for the Wheat community that would be nice to address or to reply to. He also informs us about the coming publishing of a set of Metrics for testing the FAIRness of data and an automated testing tool that will soon follow.
Kind regards
From: <***@***.***> on behalf of edzale <***@***.***>
Date: mardi 17 octobre 2017 16:11

23 Oct 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg] A new article in F1000Research

Dear Esther, all,
I would like to thank you for this great collaborative work; it has been a
pleasure working on the document and collaborating with so many of you.
I am sure that the publication will have impact on related future work,
thanks to the adaptability of the approach described in different
contexts/fields/crops. I would be more than happy to contribute to any
similar effort in the future.
Kind regards,

16 Oct 2017

Summary report of the Capacity Development in Agricultural Data Management Discussion Group

Dear All,


We are happy to share with you the summary report of the Capacity Development in Agricultural Data Management discussion group that met during RDA/IGAD pre-meeting in Montreal :


Please also have a look at the summary and slides from the IGAD meeting:


10 Oct 2017

Future IGAD pre-meetings_survey

Dear all,

We would like to improve the structure of the IGAD pre-meetings and get your feedback. To this end, we share with you a short survey that will not take much of your time. We would appreciate your participation in order to adapt future IGAD meetings to your needs:


Thank you very much in advance for your feedback!


Best regards

Karna Wegner

On behalf of the IGAD chairs

02 Oct 2017

11 October : Join free Webinar: Linked Data Competency Index : Mapping the field for teachers and learners

Greetings to you All !

AIMS Team (at FAO of the UN) is pleased to invite you to join an upcoming free webinar with topic: 

Linked Data Competency Index: Mapping the field for teachers and learners

PRESENTER : Thomas Baker 

WHEN: 11 October 2017 - - 14:00 pm Rome Time (CEST) Use Time Zone Converter: 

21 Sep 2017

FW: [rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-rice-wg] TR: [rda-rice-wg] Online questionnaire of the Rice Data Interoperability Working Group

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To: ***@***.***; ***@***.***; Rice Data Interoperability WG <***@***.***>
Subject: [rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-rice-wg] TR: [rda-rice-wg] Online questionnaire of the Rice Data Interoperability Working Group

19 Sep 2017

Survey on metrics and science indicators in the agricultural sciences

We invite people who are working with metrics or other science & technology indicators in
the agricultural sciences to participate in a small survey. It aims to get a better
understanding how these indicators are used in the agricultural sciences. The survey can
be found at
This survey is a next step in the work of a group of people from different institutions who

19 Sep 2017 - describing and linking standards, data repositories and data polices across domains and disciplines

Dear all,
it was a pleasure to meet many of you at the IGAD pre-meeting. In case
you'd like to know more about FAIRsharing*, and how we link standards,
databases and policies in agriculture and beyond, here is where we'll be
presenting FAIRsharing at the RDA:
*Tuesday 19th Sept:*
//- 11:30am-1pm Data Discovery Paradigms session
- 2pm-3:30pm Mapping the Landscape session
- 4pm-5:30pm BioSharing/ELIXIR session
*Wednesday 20th Sept:
//- 1:30pm-3pm - ActiveDMPs session

12 Sep 2017

FW: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] IGAD pre-meeting and RDA P10 in Montreal schedule

Dear all,
Thanks to the kind support of our colleagues at the WG AgriSemantics, we could change the date of the IGAD session during the RDA Plenary Meeting 10 from 20 to 19 September so all the IGAD co-chairs can attend the session. More information at
Imma Subirats
IGAD/RDA Co-chair

12 Sep 2017

IGAD/RDA Panel Session on Agricultural Data at CODATA 2017

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the proposal was submitted on time and approved. You can find more information about the panel session on "Coordination of Data Standards and Interoperability in Agricultural Research: Gaps, Overlaps, Challenges and Future Directions" submitted to CODATA International Conference Global Challenges and Data Driven Science organized by IGAD/RDA in collaboration with CODATA.

31 Aug 2017

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][vocabulary_services][rda-agrisemantics-wg] TR: Postdoc position on AgroPortal, GACS and ontology alignment in Montpellier, France

Dear collaborators,
We NEED you to help us found a candidate postdoc for this position. Recently the position has been extended to 18 months (rather than 12) but we need a candidate from outside France by beginning of November or the funding will be lost.
Please, transfer this email and send me recommendations. This is crucial for AgroPortal and shall be very good for GACS project.

30 Aug 2017

Draft agenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the draft fagenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available at The meeting will take place the 17 and 18 September in Montreal, previous to the RDA P10. Details about the venue are in the document, but we will provide some more information in the next days.