The National Agricultural Library is hosting the Driving Innovation through Data in Agriculture (DIDAg) Workshop, from June 20th to 22nd, 2018.

DIDAg will be the first in what are anticipated to be a series of workshops in support of the USDA NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) FACT (Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools) initiative. DIDAg, which will be held at the National Agricultural Library, will be used to address long-term goals and supporting objectives for two research domains -- dairy agroecosystems and agricultural economics:

  1. Shared understanding of existing policies and resources related to public access to data and agricultural data management.
  2. Clear expectations for research data management and publication in selected research domains, both so that researchers can plan for them and so that information professionals can support them.
  3. Improved cyberinfrastructure, training materials, and business models.
  4. Roadmap for supporting the next generation of data-intensive research in the chosen domains.

Contact: Eli Moore, Eli.Moore@ARS.USDA.GOV