2011 06 Ciard Introduction - English - BeijingPresentation Transcript
Presentation by Dr. Stephen Rudgard Chief. Knowledge and Capacity for Development Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Expert Consultation: Building the CIARD Framework for Data and Information sharing. Beijing, China. June 2011 www.ciard.net [email_address] CIARD Introduction
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
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Contribution and Participation in Science Territory size shows proportion of scientific papers published in 2001 by authors living there. Copyright SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan)
Why is coherence in agricultural information so important?
Innovation systems in agriculture are critical to the fight against hunger & sustainable use of natural resources
Rapid agricultural innovation is knowledge-intensive and depends on access to information
Coherence in information management will increase efficiency of knowledge sharing/exchange and reduce duplication
Why enhance access to agricultural information?
Most public domain agricultural information not yet widely accessible
New types of research, organisations, and collaboration create new demands
Improving the way the partners work together requires greater information and information flow systems
Global and Local Challenges in Research Communication
Lack of institutional policies to enable research communication
Lack of specialized skills in complex digital technologies
Diversity of Responses
Customized Information/Knowledge Systems
In-house IKM Programmes
R&D Community Forums/Platforms
Virtual and Web2.0 tools for Participation/Interaction
www.ciard.net [email_address] A new way forward Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
Founding Partners and growing….. The Community
2nd IISAST Consultation CIARD Initiative launched ( 15 founding partners) Regional Consultations 70 countries 150 info prof. 1 st IISAST Consultation TASK FORCES CIARD endorsed (GCARD and FARA) +112 partners and growing… 2009 2007 2008 2005 Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development A new global movement to provide a platform for coherence between information-related initiatives to make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all e-Consultation & Beijing Consultation + Regional Workshops GCARD 2012 2011
“ To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all”
All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely
CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems
Create a global network of public collections of information
The Vision and Manifesto
To increase the benefits from investments in agricultural research and innovation for development, the partners in the CIARD initiative have agreed to make research outputs truly accessible, based on a common set of values:
Advocate effective investments
Establish coherent systems and services
Develop and strengthen capacities
Developing Institutional Readiness
Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Values in your institution
Have your institution recognised as a CIARD partner
Adopt a formal institutional information/ communication strategy
Develop the capacities of your institution to achieve the CIARD Checklist
Develop national/local partner networks to share resources and skills
Increasing the Availability, Accessibility and Applicability of Research Outputs
Ensure your research outputs are available digitally.
Develop institutional or thematic information repositories of your outputs as open archives.
Use international metadata standards, data exchange protocols, and agricultural vocabularies and thesauri.
Develop a clearly defined licensing policy for your outputs.
Optimize the structure and the content of web sites for search engines.
Share metadata by participating in international information systems.
Use ‘social’ Web 2.0 media and applications to share your outputs.
Build formal and informal networks to to repackage your outputs.
Checklist of Good Practices www.ciard.net
Pathways to achieve the Checklist How information & data can be shared
Services Enablers Pathways CAB Abstract s Coherence Framework GFIS . net Fair
Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture
information providers register their services in various categories – e.g.
103 document repositories with 4 million accessions, and 750,00 full text documents
RSS feeds – news & events: 18
R outemap to I nformation N odes and G ateways http://ring.ciard.net /
1 st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), March 2010 Recommended that: Stakeholders use the potential of multi-partner initiatives such as CIARD to facilitate availability and access to information and knowledge in innovative ways. 5 th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), July 2010 Recommended that CIARD should: advocate for more coherent approaches to knowledge sharing and communication of the outputs of agricultural research support development of national capacities for all types of stakeholders Endorsement of
CIARD: Benefits to Institutions
increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services
increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others
increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services
increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions
CIARD: Institutions’ Contributions
promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives
register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING
adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs
register institutional profile on Checklist
share lessons learned and experiences
Capacity Building Task Force Advocacy Task Force Content Management Task Force