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agINFRA: a research data hub for agriculture, food and the environment.

Drakos A, Protonotarios V, Manouselis N - F1000Res (2015)

Bottom Line: Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data.On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes.This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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Affiliation: Polytechnic Building, University of Alcala, Barcelona, 28871, Spain.

ABSTRACT
The agINFRA project (www.aginfra.eu) was a European Commission funded project under the 7th Framework Programme that aimed to introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science. agINFRA has now evolved into the European hub for data-powered research on agriculture, food and the environment, serving the research community through multiple roles. Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data. On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes. This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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The CIARD RING home page.Source: CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net).
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f2: The CIARD RING home page.Source: CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net).

Mentions: One of the main advances during the agINFRA project was the revamp of the CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net) global directory of web-based information services and datasets for agriculture. The CIARD RING, a project maintained within the CIARD initiative and is led by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), has become a machine-readable hub/switchboard to information sources such as search engines, databases, repositories, Open Archives, feeds, data sheets etc (Figure 2). All information stored/registered in the RING i.e. metadata about services and datasets, can be queried via SPARQL and via a simpler REST API. In addition, during the agINFRA project, it has become evident that in order for the RING to become the ‘central broker of the information’ around the agricultural community, even more additions had to be made. Today, the RING includes a registry of organizations and networks with the vision of being part of the future AgriProfiles list of people, networks and organizations in the agricultural research. Starting from the agINFRA project, software are also registered in the RING as a way to easily find and retrieve software services (tools, web services) that can process datasets. Parallel with the RING evolution, the AIMS Vocabularies, Metadata Sets and Tool (VEST) registry (http://aims.fao.org/vest-registry) was also enhanced as a catalog to retrieve datasets, metadata sets, tools and Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) used in the broader agricultural information management community. Last but not least, during the lifetime of the project, project partners registered their own datasets or collections in the RING enhancing the number of available datasets especially for the case of bibliographic, educational, germplasm and soil datasets.


agINFRA: a research data hub for agriculture, food and the environment.

Drakos A, Protonotarios V, Manouselis N - F1000Res (2015)

The CIARD RING home page.Source: CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2: The CIARD RING home page.Source: CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net).
Mentions: One of the main advances during the agINFRA project was the revamp of the CIARD RING (http://ring.ciard.net) global directory of web-based information services and datasets for agriculture. The CIARD RING, a project maintained within the CIARD initiative and is led by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), has become a machine-readable hub/switchboard to information sources such as search engines, databases, repositories, Open Archives, feeds, data sheets etc (Figure 2). All information stored/registered in the RING i.e. metadata about services and datasets, can be queried via SPARQL and via a simpler REST API. In addition, during the agINFRA project, it has become evident that in order for the RING to become the ‘central broker of the information’ around the agricultural community, even more additions had to be made. Today, the RING includes a registry of organizations and networks with the vision of being part of the future AgriProfiles list of people, networks and organizations in the agricultural research. Starting from the agINFRA project, software are also registered in the RING as a way to easily find and retrieve software services (tools, web services) that can process datasets. Parallel with the RING evolution, the AIMS Vocabularies, Metadata Sets and Tool (VEST) registry (http://aims.fao.org/vest-registry) was also enhanced as a catalog to retrieve datasets, metadata sets, tools and Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) used in the broader agricultural information management community. Last but not least, during the lifetime of the project, project partners registered their own datasets or collections in the RING enhancing the number of available datasets especially for the case of bibliographic, educational, germplasm and soil datasets.

Bottom Line: Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data.On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes.This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Polytechnic Building, University of Alcala, Barcelona, 28871, Spain.

ABSTRACT
The agINFRA project (www.aginfra.eu) was a European Commission funded project under the 7th Framework Programme that aimed to introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science. agINFRA has now evolved into the European hub for data-powered research on agriculture, food and the environment, serving the research community through multiple roles. Working on enhancing the interoperability between heterogeneous data sources, the agINFRA project has left a set of grid- and cloud- based services that can be reused by future initiatives and adopted by existing ones, in order to facilitate the dissemination of agricultural research, educational and other types of data. On top of that, agINFRA provided a set of domain-specific recommendations for the publication of agri-food research outcomes. This paper discusses the concept of the agINFRA project and presents its major outcomes, as adopted by existing initiatives activated in the context of agricultural research and education.

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