Open Access Week

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Making Agricultural Research Information Publicly Available and Accessible: Call for experiences

Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) supports Open Access in the agricultural domain through the promotion of methodologies and good practices to enhance the accessibility and visibility or research data in agriculture and related sciences.

During the Open Access Week 2012, AIMS will focus on the theme "Making Agricultural Research Information Publicly Available and Accessible”. We will organize a webinar and highlight on our website stories on Open Access in the agricultural domain. You are invited to send us your experiences and good practices! Throughout Open Access Week we will publish your stories on our website and/or invite you to present it as a webinar.


  • Submission deadline in English, French or Spanish (400/500 words): September 10, 2012, to be sent to
  • Notification of acceptance: October 8, 2012
  • Open Access Week 2012: October 22-28, 2012

Agricultural Information Management Standards

AIMS is a web portal managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It disseminates standards and good practices in information management for the support of the right to food, sustainable agriculture and rural development. AIMS underpins CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development) the international initiative which seeks to improve information access and coherence in and between organizations.

Please write to in case you have any questions.


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Comment by Sarah on September 9, 2012 at 10:47pm

The submission deadline for the Open Acces Week @ AIMS event has been extended to Monday, September 17. Send us your your experiences and good practices at!

The following Open Access specialists have already confirmed to hold a webinar during the week: Alma Swan (Key Perspectives Ltd),  Jean Claude Guedon (University of Montréal), Enrica Porcari (CGIAR), and Wouter Gerritsma (Wageningen University).

Share also your experience on Open Access with the agricultural community. It will be published on AIMS and/or you will be invited to present it as a webinar.

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