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Open ILRI

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Presented by Michael Victor, Abenet Yabowork, Jane Poole, Harrison Njamba, Erick Rutto and Peter Ballantyne at the ILRI open access week workshop, ILRI, Nairobi, 23-25 October 2019

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Open ILRI

  1. 1. Open ILRI Michael Victor, Abenet Yabowork, Jane Poole, Harrison Njamba, Erick Rutto, Peter Ballantyne ILRI open access week workshop Nairobi, 23 – 25 October 2019
  2. 2. Why be open? We must We should
  3. 3. ILRI commitments ILRI open policies - www.ilri.org/open ILRI open Taskforce - Set up in 2017 comprising DDG (Chair), representatives from CKM, RMG and Legal & IP, Program Leaders and CRP Livestock director. • Key recent activities: • External review of our repositories • IPM awareness • Increasing staff awareness and support materials (this week!) • Future plans: • ILRI Digital Transformation analysis (through the Big Data CRP Platform) • ILRI Organisational Assessment will include Informatics and Research Computing
  4. 4. Open opportunities • Allows direct use of our work; • Increases its visibility; • Increases likelihood of outcomes and impact; • Fosters collaboration; • Facilitates re-use of products • Safeguards legacy API standards OPEN formats products articles, books, chapters data software code licences repositories
  5. 5. What do we mean by open? Accessible (Standards, meta- data to expose data) Available (in open repositories) Applicable (open processes, accessible in languages and formats) Triple A approach
  6. 6. What does open cover? Source: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/content/what-open-science-introduction
  7. 7. What we are aiming for? • Empower staff to capture, connect and converse: share knowledge with each other and partners; get the knowledge they seek; • Collect, organize and license all ILRI research outputs for maximum re-use • Extend the accessibility and visibility of ILRI’s research outputs • Present ‘evidence base’ for others to easily find and use
  8. 8. Exercise With a couple of people next to you: Why do you think open is important? What’s holding us back from being open?
  9. 9. How to make your research open
  10. 10. The glue holding it together: metadata and tags
  11. 11. Open Information Products (also images, video, presentations, smaller datasets, etc …)
  12. 12. Open Data
  13. 13. Open Knowledge Sharing • Wikis at the core of collaboration • Stimulating communities of practice • Yammer as internal communications tool
  14. 14. Open Intellectual Property (IP)
  15. 15. Open multimedia
  16. 16. Working out loud Facebook Twitter linkedin
  17. 17. Reach of ILRI across the web When open
  18. 18. Exercise With a couple of people next to you: Which of these approaches are most useful to you? Have you come across something better?
  19. 19. The power of open – Throughout the research cycle Data collection Data analysis Data re-use to key stakeholders Outputs (visualise open content) Knowledge travels (standard content) Tracking attention
  20. 20. ODK - free and open source software to collect better quality data
  21. 21. R – free and open source platform to analyse and visualize data
  22. 22. ADGG: open data drives information and advice to farmers
  23. 23. AReS: visualizes our open content Current link while we’re updating reports: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/explorer/
  24. 24. Standardized open content easily re-used across the Internet
  25. 25. Altmetric – tracks ‘attention’ to our open content • Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics • Includes citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter.
  26. 26. Agenda this week https://www.ilri.org/open-access-week Thursday and Friday at 1130 – inspirational presentations; JVC and Addis Infocenter rooms and on webex Wednesday to Friday between 1400-1600: • data clinic – Nairobi outside JVC • twitter clinic – Addis zebu club • get yourself open – helpdesk – Addis and Nairobi
  27. 27. Exercise With a couple of people next to you: What do you need from ILRI for your research to become open? What are you doing that ILRI can learn from?
  28. 28. Agenda this week https://www.ilri.org/open-access-week Thursday and Friday at 1130 – inspirational presentations; JVC and Addis Infocenter rooms and on webex Wednesday to Friday between 1400-1600: • data clinic – Nairobi outside JVC • twitter clinic – Addis zebu club • get yourself open – helpdesk – Addis and Nairobi
  29. 29. This presentation is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. better lives through livestock ilri.org

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