Researcher Attitudes and Behaviour Towards the ‘Openness’ of Research Outputs in Agriculture and Related Fields3rd IAALD Africa Chapter ConferenceSouth Africa, 21-23 May, 2012 Presented by Stephen Rudgard Knowledge and Capacity for Development www.ciard.net firstname.lastname@example.org
Region(s) where most respondents‘ work is carried out. Europe 4.6% Northern America 4.1% Caribbean 6.9% Asia and Pacific 23.7% Africa 32.6% Latin America 53.5% Source: CIARD. Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
Frequencies of organisation type.40% 37.5%35% 32.4%30%25%20%15% 10.8%10% 6.8% 6.6% 4.5% 4.1%5% 1.5%0% Source: CIARD. Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
Primary activity of respondents. in ing . ra nfl rch n/T n y I ea tio sio licRe s uc a ten t y/P o Ex en / E d / m ca c m. mt AS ge o m g R an a A dv Co fo.M M In Source: CIARD. Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
FACTORS ENCOURAGINGeffective communication of research outputsMost important:- Institutional demands to report/communicate- Opportunities for career enhancement- Access to adequate IT infrastructure- Acknowledgement of contributionsLess important:- Direct monetary rewards (related to royalties and personal development) Source: CIARD. Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
BARRIERS preventing from communicating researchMost important:- Lack of resources/time and funding- Weak linkages between researchers and end users- Lack of enabling institutional policiesLess important:- Concerns about stealing and reuse of outputs- Lack of skills/access to communication methods- Poor IT infrastructure Source: CIARD Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
RESEARCH OUTPUTS PRODUCEDTraditional print-based formats still predominate...but digital ones are now penetrating (20-35%)Most outputs are communicatedthrough openly accessible, no-cost routes. Source: CIARD Global Survey for Researchers. 2011
THE WAY FORWARDMaking research outputs openly availableoften relies on individuals.Individuals’ behaviours can be influencedby institutional factors/barriers.Relevant strategic policy frameworks arerequired to change institutional/individual behaviours.
THE WAY FORWARDThese findings can be considered bysenior managers to review theirorganizational policies.
Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for DevelopmentA global movement that promotes and sustain the openness of agricultural knowledge to all.
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