agINFRA open access recommendations for agri-food research community

The agINFRA project, supported by the Agriculture Information Management Standards of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (AIMS FAO) and the CIARD global initiative, introduces a set of recommendations applying to agri-food research community for data management, sharing and dissemination. Additionally, these recommendations aim to provide a framework for the research community of European agri-food research institutions that need to follow the H2020 Open Access mandate and share their metadata with their thematic aggregator in order to publish them in OpenAire . Therefore, agINFRA aims to function as the thematic aggregator of the agri-food research domain and act as the main research community for OpenAire.

agINFRA recommendations applying to agri-food research community for data management, sharing and dissemination

All your project’s scientific publications and associated metadata are going to be disseminated through the European thematic aggregator agINFRA .
All your project’s publications and associated metadata are going to be disseminated through the global thematic aggregator AGRIS of the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO (/)
All the data sets and data bases generated within the project and their associated metadata are going to be disseminated through the global registry RING of the Coherence in Information for Agriculture Research and Development – CIARD .
All your project’s news and activities are going to be disseminated through the global network AgriFeeds .
Your project’s profile, consortium and lead researchers are going to be disseminated through the global networks AgriVIVO and Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition - GODAN .
Your project’s software systems and services are going to be disseminated through the global registry RING of the Coherence in Information for Agriculture Research and Development – CIARD .
Storing and preserving metadata over a data infrastructure (e.g. agINFRA e-infrastructure), provided with persistent identifiers compliant with known standards (e.g EUDAT or DataCite recommendations)

All the metadata repository for data sources and publications should follow international metadata standards and classification schemes:

  • Specific metadata standards (e.g. AGRIS Application profile, Dublin Core) describing publications (e.g. author, abstract, keywords)
  • Specific metadata standard (e.g. CERIF: Common European Research Information Format) describing datasets (e.g. processed data of experiments)
  • Specific classification schemes according to the needs of each research community (e.g. AGROVOC terms )
  • ll the metadata standards that your project uses are going to be registered in agINFRA.
All the vocabularies used to thematically describe the project’s outcomes should link to AGROVOC terms
All research data & publications sholi be accompanied by licenses using an international common standard (like Creative Commons)

 

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