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Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) Pre-Meeting

The Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) prepares a pre-meeting on the 21st and 22nd of September 2015 in Paris to discuss current challenges of research data management and reflect about possible linkages with other interest groups in RDA. The results will be brought to the 6th RDA Plenary Session that follows this pre-meeting.  More information


The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies e-forum

Participate in the e-forum! This online event provides a forum to discuss how the adoption of access to information as part of the post-2015 agenda can be promoted. The forum will focus in particular on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more information on how to participate click hereThe Impact of Access to Information on our Societies e-forum – 7-18 September 2015

AIMS Newsletter no.42, July/August 2015 available

The AIMS Newsletter for July/August 2015 is online, highlighting the e-Forum on Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies and we interview Fiona Bradley who sheds  more light into the background and objectives of this event .

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New AGRIS online service desk

AGRIS has a new online service desk powered by Agro-Know stem service. The online service is designed to make it simpler for data providers to interact with AGRIS.

Welcome to AIMS

AIMS is a portal with information about and access to standards, technology and good practices.  It is also a forum for connecting information management workers worldwide and for discussing open access and open data. AIMS stands for collaboration and interoperability.

AIMS is part of CIARD, the global movement for open agricultural knowledge for development.


Vest directory

VEST Directory is a catalog to retrieve datasets, metadata sets, tools and Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) used in the broader agricultural information management community.