CGMap and Ongoing Research: Putting CGIAR Research on the Map
Two sides to the same coin people, themes and regions. It answers the question: Who is
doing what, where and with whom?
Presently, CGMap Ongoing Research provides a map of
CGMap and Ongoing Research provide two
research carried out in Africa, the result of a collaborative
complementary views of CGIAR research information,
effort involving the CGIAR’s Regional Plan for Collective
but with a different focus. While CGMap’s medium-term
Action in Eastern and Southern Africa, the ICT-KM Program,
research plans provide the official umbrellas under which
CGIAR Centers and hundreds of scientists who have
projects in the field are going to be implemented, Ongoing
contributed their research information.
Research contains information about the research projects
through which these plans are being implemented. CGMap CGIAR scientists who have chosen to contribute are united
focuses on Center and Program research plans over three- by a strong desire to increase the impact of agricultural
year terms, and Ongoing Research focuses on who is doing research. Contributors can demonstrate collective action
what now, where and with whom. and rich collaboration networks, and provide contacts to
the key players in the region and links to related information.
Heads, you win!
Thanks to these contributors, CGMap Ongoing Research
CGMap consolidates research plan data from across the
offers unique information about the current work of CGIAR
CGIAR and makes it available via an easy-to-use interface.
The system provides a ‘map’ that allows users to navigate
through the research plans that the CGIAR Centers and Scalability
Challenge Programs publish in their Medium Term Plans CGMap Ongoing Research is based on a scalable
(MTPs). management system that can be adapted to cover other
regions and themes. Our vision is to simplify access to core
CGMap can help answer questions about the rationale
research information by supporting networks of scientists in
of research, planned deliverables in a certain year,
making their information available, visible and findable online.
budgeted funds, target regions and more.
CGMap is the only research plan repository in the CGIAR
n a CGIAR scientist, information manager, research
going back to 2003. A comprehensive archive, it provides
manager and want to find out how to contribute your ongoing
complete coverage of the Centers and Challenge Programs,
research activities to CGMap Ongoing Research?
including financial and scientific planning information sourced
n Interested in creating new thematic and regional maps or
from institutional processes, making it a unique repository
publishing your research project information?
and analysis tool for a wide audience: donors, partners,
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scientists, research managers, evaluators and members of
Putting CGIAR Research
CGMap http://cgmap.cgiar.org Follow our blogs
Tails, you win too! ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR: http://ictkm.cgiar.org
on the Map
CGMap Ongoing Research http://ongoing-research.cgiar.org
CGMap Ongoing Research provides a detailed on-the- CGIAR Collective Action in Eastern and Southern Africa:
are developed by the ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR
http://ictkm.cgiar.org ground view of current research activities with a focus on http://regionalplan.wordpress.com
CGMap: The CGIAR Medium CGMap Ongoing Research:
Term Research Plans Who is doing what now
Focus on the research plans of Centers and Focus on implementation, regions, themes
Programs over three-year terms and people
n Browse the map to find CGIAR medium term n The Africa Map is the first map available: the system is
research plans flexible enough to be extended to new regions and themes
n Select Center/Program and three-year term. n Filter by research area, lead center, timeline. The
Refine by countries where research is planned or by enhanced classification gives you an overview of the work
potential beneficiary countries that is currently being carried out in a range of agricultural
n Click on the placeholder to get the list of projects in the research areas.
country n Size of the placeholders anticipates the number of
n Prefer text? Switch to the list view for a quick-to-scan projects in countries
list of projects.
Ongoing Research fact sheet: jumpstart your search
CGMap fact sheets: key project information n Where: project map
at a glance n When: start and end date
n Target regions n Who: project coordinator and scientists
n Maps n What: overview, keywords, related links and CGMap
n Financing sources plans
n Project overview and rationale n With whom: partners classified by type
n Downloads of full project text and source n Search for more: click on research areas, scientists,
Medium Term Plan partners and keywords to search across CGIAR online
n Rich details on research and deliverables on the project resources
logical framework n Contact the Project Coordinator via the online form
Search across CGIAR resources
n Use the box to search across research plan
documents, Ongoing Research, archives and a broad
selection of CGIAR Web sites