EXPLORE THE DATA ECOSYSTEM
Formed in 2013, since its inception the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 180 members, becoming one of the RDA’s most prominent Thematic Groups.
IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, including producing, aggregating and consuming data. Beyond this IGAD promotes good practices in research with regard data sharing policies, data management plans, and data interoperability, and it is a forum for sharing experience and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data.
One of IGAD’s main roles is to serve as a platform that leads to the creation of domain-specific Working Groups. To date one successful Working Group has formed under IGAD and two more are in their inception phase: the Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group and the Rice Data Interoperability and AgriSemantics discussion groups, all playing an active role at the most recent RDA 7P in Tokyo.