agINFRA is a European innovative Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) project - launched November 2011 - that will introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science.  To achieve this aim, agINFRA will design and develop a scientific data infrastructure for agricultural sciences that will facilitate the development of policies and services that promote the sharing of data among agricultural scientists in a manner that develops trust within and amongst their communities.

The agINFRA project represents a unique opportunity for the innovation and transfer of scientific and technological results in the agricultural field into real outcomes that help improve scientific community-driven policy development and service deployment for data generation, management and sharing.  The key goals and corresponding project objectives are as follows:

  1. Increased sharing and federation of agricultural data
  2. Efficient data management in the agricultural research process
  3. Deployment of robust European service infrastructure for scientific agricultural data
  4. High interoperability between agricultural and other data resources

Project type 

A data infrastructure to support agricultural scientific communities Promoting data sharing and development of trust in agricultural sciences

Project partners

University of Alcala (UAH)Spain
Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations  Italy
Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)Italy
IPB - Institute of PhysicsSerbia
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)Hungary
Agro-Know TechnologiesGreece
21 Consultancy (21c)United Kingdom
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)Ecuador
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)China
The Open UniversityUnited Kingdom
Salzburg Research (SRFG)Austria

Project duration

10.2011 - 10.2014

Project website

Project manager and contact person

Miguel Ángel Sicilia


European Commission

Project budget

4.285.480 €