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From Open Access to Open data, our initiatives

  1. 1. From Open Access to Open Data in Agriculture:FAO analysis of some international initiatives andprojects for datasharing Presentation at the INRA workshop “Open Science”, Paris, 16 April 2013 Dr. Johannes Keizer Office of Knowledge Exchange Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Presentations by Johannes Keizer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. 2. Disappearing DataThese are the data from my Phdthesis, I started to look for them 2 johannes keizer
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  4. 4. 2nd Google Search johannes keizer 4
  5. 5. …at the end I found a record about my PhD thesis, somewhat proud, that I found it through AGRIS, our own service.But the data could not be found, they were practically lost in the few print copies and microfiche of the thesis 5
  6. 6. There will be generated more scientific data in the next 5 years than in the history of humankind johannes keizer
  7. 7. The distribution pattern is changing johannes keizer
  8. 8. Data definition Data: digital recorded factual material commonly accepted n the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings johannes keizer 8
  9. 9. ....what is data johannes keizer
  10. 10. Distributed Repositories• stats How can I get in real time all the specimen data on• gene banksuseful insects from all people making research on this on my desktop? How can I share in real time my data• gis data with other colleagues working on that.• blogs,• journals• open archives• raw data• technologies• learning objects• ……….. johannes keizer
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  12. 12. ..we dream of johannes keizer
  13. 13. The world of which we dream johannes keizer
  14. 14. Mechanisms  Political awareness and institutional readiness • CIARD  Community of practice and collaboration platform • AIMS (  Implementation mechanisms • Collaborations with other institutions • Funded projects johannes keizer
  15. 15. http://www.ciard.netTo make agriculturalresearch information andknowledge publiclyaccessible to all johannes keizer 15
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  19. 19. RDA & agricultural dataA Domain Interest Group to represent all stakeholders producing, managing, aggregating, sharing, consuming data from/for agricultural research & innovation • will bring existing problems & experience on the table • pave the way for a number of domain-specific WGs (e.g. germplasm databases) • serve as a well-supported and politically important domain case for other WGs (e.g. preservation, PID)• Positioned carefully to serve as an interface to existing fora become their mechanism and interface for consultation with research data infrastructures johannes keizer
  20. 20. Rajender, ICARI would like to submit that the Data sharing policy is a pre-cursor to data management.When I say data sharing policy, it should include methodology and means of sharing andshould have inbuilt component of IPR protection. We should also think of some valueaddition to data shared as it would motivate the researchers to share the data.We have been trying to create a Research Data Repository. We, however, find that theresearchers are very enthuasistic in sharing the data. Therefore, data sharing policymust also contain some value addition guidelines which would encourage researchers toshare data in their respective domains.Along with data sharing we also need to talk on Standardization protocol. We at ICARhave initiated an Information System on Designed Experiments. One can register as aguest andlook into the basic data at johannes keizer 20
  21. 21. Working Group on Wheat Data johannes keizer 21
  22. 22. Data availability today johannes keizer 22
  23. 23. wheat data WG (18m)Wheat: high societal and political priority & impact G20 priority & initiative ( in line with G8 Open Agricultural Data effortsComplex data interoperability problems Germplasm data Genetic and phenotypic data Statistical data (yield, surface, consumption …) Bibliographic data …more johannes keizer
  24. 24. expected WG outcomesA cookbook on exposing and linking wheat-related databases/repositories i. existing data types & selection of sample data sources to be covered ii. review of open formats for wheat data types iii. recommendations for open & linked exposure of wheat data iv. exposure of sample wheat data sources from international partners v. promotion through relevant campaign (online, workshops, …) johannes keizer
  25. 25. Open Data:Opportunities, problems andchallenges exemplified on anAGRIS record is/ 009006327 johannes keizer 25
  26. 26. ..and more      