A roadmap for moving CGIAR towards open access: A major milestone / CGIAR

abernard102@gmail.com 2012-09-19


[The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is “a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future.”]  “Last week marked a step forward by the CGIAR Consortium towards achieving the goal of open access of its data and information. A workshop on Data and Knowledge Management (D&KM), attended by almost fifty representatives from CGIAR Research Programs and members of the CGIAR Consortium, has drawn up a roadmap of five key initiatives and a major milestone of having a set of open access guidelines presented to the Consortium Board for approval in May 2013...  The CGIAR Consortium in March 2012 approved ‘CGIAR Principles on the Management of Intellectual Assets’: this provides the necessary legal framework for supporting the goal of making accessible a whole range of information products. ‘Open access is now the default, and it is now the time to decide what we are going to do to make it happen’ said Michael Marus from the Consortium Office Knowledge Management and Communication Team.  While tasked by CEO Frank Rijsberman with coming up with some ‘big ideas’, the workshop participants actually determined some key ‘big results’ that they would like to see from actions towards open access, with a series of activities for reaching each result. These are: [1] CGIAR Open Access Policy/Guidelines [2] A Plant Breeding Data Management System [3] A Spatial Information System [4] A Research Project Management System [5] CGIAR Knowledge Commons ... And how did the workshop arrive at these results?  ...”



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09/19/2012, 16:26

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09/19/2012, 12:26