Survey on the level of awareness and usage of the CIARD RING

Are you an agricultural data manager or developer? Or maybe you are interested in information services that can be built on agricultural data or you want to have an overview of what type of agricultural data are available and where.
If so, we want to hear from you.  

CIARD RINGThe Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), together with FAO and under the CIARD umbrella, has launched a survey to assess the level of awareness and usage of the CIARD RING among current and prospective users.

The CIARD RING is a global directory of information services and datasets for agriculture launched in 2010 and has now grown to more than 1000 registrations.
The directory allows agricultural data providers to publicize their services and datasets. Furthermore and more importantly, it enables providers of integrated services and app developers to automatically discover, access and re-use the data through APIs.

We now want to assess the level of awareness and usage of the RING as well as its suitability for the needs of data managers and developers in order to improve the service and address any specific issues highlighted by users.
You can help us by completing this survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ciard-ring

The survey should take about 20 minutes (less if you skip the technical questions) and can be completed anonymously (however if we have your email address we can share the results of the survey with you). If you have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact Valeria Pesce at valeria.pesce@fao.org.

With many thanks from the GFAR Secretariat.

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