At last week’s Knowledge for Development African Partnership Conference, ILRI’s KM approach was shared with participants.
ILRI takes open access seriously, adopting open licences for its products, setting up a dedicated repository as a publishing tool for all its products and establishing a portal for its data. Open access isn not just mandatory, it offers significant opportunities for its research to travel further and be applied.
Developed through the mNutrition Initiative, the Nutrition Knowledge Bank (going live today) aims to help bridge the gap between information providers and users by providing an open-access store of both nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches and nutrition-specific health interventions.
At ILRI we intentionally further our culture of innovation. Currently we are transforming the info centre on the Nairobi campus into a multi-use co-working space. Our goal is to create a flexible collaboration hub for researchers, PhD students, fellows, staff from the regions and partners alike.
Increasingly we see that our scientists themselves can do a lot to promote and increase the visibility of their work – and in some cases collaborate and get metrics and impact scores. Here are the top 4 we want ILRI scientists to use – are there other services like this you consider essential?
This week, communicators, knowledge sharers, process facilitators and learners in agriculture meet up in Addis Ababa in a share fair.
This week, ILRI’s Board of Trustees approved two policies to guide our future efforts: ILRI policy on open access and the ILRI policy on research data management and sharing
Like our sister CGIAR centres, ILRI’s research publishing is now very diverse spanning images, video, posters, podcasts, blogposts, tweets, extension leaflets and much more. What are the most-read or viewed in the past year? We are lucky that all the channels we use provide metrics and stats of various sorts.
This week, Peter Ballantyne was asked by ICRISAT to share some experiences on ‘Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community’ at a workshop as part of a ‘Capacity Development Program on Appropriate Technologies and Innovative Approaches for Agriculture Knowledge Sharing.’
In January this year, Peter Ballantyne and Michael Victor participated in an Agrilinks interview. They were asked to reflect on ways KM and communications contribute to our institutions, and particularly any ideas around scaling up.