Agriculture Data, Knowledge for Learning and Innovation Group

The aim of the task group is to provide requisite information for biennial review discussions and for policy and program formulation on improving the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of agricultural research data in African Counties (AC) and beyond.  Further to strengthen the collection, management, and availability of agricultural statistics data in AC based on already developed strategic plan for strengthening agricultural and rural statistics (SPARS) and within Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Develop Programme (CAADP) processes. . [more...]

Goal and Objectives
To coordinate efforts at every level to collect, analyze, and publish the agricultural research data needed for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and Africa Union 2063 agenda
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On 10th June 2019, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the 21 projects from 17 developing countries that will be awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services, grants and technical support through the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme. Under the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI), this programme will enable Earth observations to support sustainable development across a wide range of applications. [more..]

CODATA 2019 Beijing

Registration Open: CODATA 2019 Beijing, Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms, 19-20 September

Call for Presentations and Posters: CODATA 2019 Beijing - deadline 24 June

Accords on Open Data

CESSDA Webinar: The GDPR and research one year on: experiences across Europe

27 June 2017, 3pm CET (2pm BST).
One year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), what changes did it bring for research, data archiving and data sharing? How have researchers and institutions implemented the GDPR? [more...]

Theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week to be held on October 21-27 is announced

The 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, to be held October 21-27, is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.[more...]