Created at the beginning of 2012, the AIMS Advisory Board provides feedback and guidance on technical improvements, outreach activities and new services. The AIMS Consultative Group is an informal group of twenty CIARD community members.

The AIMS Advisory Board addresses priority actions identified by the 2005 IISAST Expert Consultation in the field of content management and information sharing. The Terms of Reference define the mode of operation and the timeline for each of these activities. The three main areas of work are the development and promotion of:

  • methodologies and tools for open access repositories in the field of agriculture

  • common standards and protocols for agricultural information exchange
  • common services to access partners’ distributed information