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  • Introducing the issue of lack of access to the outputs of African agricultural research
  • A time series in 3 slides covering 2 decades of the number of open access repositories - showing that some progress has been made in Africa although the region has not developed as fast as some parts of the world Note: This covers all subjects not just agriculture.
  • 2011 06 Ciard Introduction - English - Beijing

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTPUTS ARE THEY TRULY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
    3. 3. 1990-96 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
    4. 4. 2006 Open Access Repositories Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google
    5. 5. Source : Repository Maps - repository66.org Powered by Google Jun-2010 Open Access Repositories
    6. 6. 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)
    7. 7. Why is coherence in agricultural information so important? <ul><li>Innovation systems in agriculture are critical to the fight against hunger & sustainable use of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid agricultural innovation is knowledge-intensive and depends on access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Coherence in information management will increase efficiency of knowledge sharing/exchange and reduce duplication </li></ul>Why enhance access to agricultural information? <ul><li>Most public domain agricultural information not yet widely accessible </li></ul><ul><li>New types of research, organisations, and collaboration create new demands </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the way the partners work together requires greater information and information flow systems </li></ul>
    8. 8. Global and Local Challenges in Research Communication <ul><li>Capacities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of institutional policies to enable research communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of specialized skills in complex digital technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diversity of Responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Information/Knowledge Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house IKM Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D Community Forums/Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual and Web2.0 tools for Participation/Interaction </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. www.ciard.net [email_address] A new way forward Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
    10. 10. Founding Partners and growing….. The Community
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. <ul><li>“ To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all” </li></ul><ul><li>All organizations that create and possess public agricultural research information disseminate and share it more widely </li></ul><ul><li>CIARD partners will (a) coordinate their efforts, (b) promote common formats, (c) adopt open systems </li></ul><ul><li>Create a global network of public collections of information </li></ul>The Vision and Manifesto
    13. 13. <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate effective investments </li></ul><ul><li>Establish coherent systems and services </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate content </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and strengthen capacities </li></ul>The Values
    14. 14. <ul><li>Developing Institutional Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce and gain support for the CIARD Manifesto and Values in your institution </li></ul><ul><li>Have your institution recognised as a CIARD partner </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a formal institutional information/ communication strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the capacities of your institution to achieve the CIARD Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Develop national/local partner networks to share resources and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the Availability, Accessibility and Applicability of Research Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your research outputs are available digitally. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop institutional or thematic information repositories of your outputs as open archives. </li></ul><ul><li>Use international metadata standards, data exchange protocols, and agricultural vocabularies and thesauri. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a clearly defined licensing policy for your outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize the structure and the content of web sites for search engines. </li></ul><ul><li>Share metadata by participating in international information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘social’ Web 2.0 media and applications to share your outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>Build formal and informal networks to to repackage your outputs. </li></ul>Checklist of Good Practices www.ciard.net
    15. 15. Pathways to achieve the Checklist How information & data can be shared
    16. 16. XXX XXXXX Vision Manifesto (Values) Checklist Pathways www.ciard.net Framework Fair
    17. 17. Services Enablers Pathways CAB Abstract s Coherence Framework GFIS . net Fair
    18. 18. <ul><li>Global registry of information sources and services in agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>information providers register their services in various categories – e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>103 document repositories with 4 million accessions, and 750,00 full text documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds – news & events: 18 </li></ul></ul>R outemap to I nformation N odes and G ateways http://ring.ciard.net /
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. CIARD: Benefits to Institutions <ul><li>increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services </li></ul><ul><li>increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others </li></ul><ul><li>increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services </li></ul><ul><li>increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions </li></ul>CIARD: Institutions’ Contributions <ul><li>promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING </li></ul><ul><li>adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>register institutional profile on Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>share lessons learned and experiences </li></ul>
    21. 21. Capacity Building Task Force Advocacy Task Force Content Management Task Force

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