e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Continuing education in cattle practice - results of a survey


Objective: Continuing education is mandatory for veterinarians in Germany and Austria. The objective of this study was to analyse interests and preferences of veterinarians in cattle practice as well as to elucidate framework requirements for continuing education, including e-learning. Results should help to improve and to optimise continuing education programs. Material and methods:A survey was conducted as a questionnaire via internet and shared at two local meetings as well as by email to members of the Farm Animal Health Service Styria (Tiergesundheitsdienst Steiermark). All responses were analysed anonymously. Results: A total of 259 questionnaires were returned and 195 were included in the final analyses. The majority of participants (59.0%) were in farm animal practice for more than 10 years. Of the participants, 50.8% declared to have attended up to five continuing education events per year, 27.7% more than five. The majority (71.5%) had no experience with e-learning at that time. With regard to framework requirements for attending continuing education events, the majority (62.8%) of participants preferred events of 2 days over weekends. Total expenses, including costs for travelling and lodging, should not exceed 500 per event (62.8% of participants). The favourite topics were animal reproduction (87.2%), metabolic disorders (85.6%) and mastitis (79.4%). Participants with less than 5 years of professional experience chose significantly more often the topics feed analyses, acupuncture, pregnancy diagnosis and homoeopathy/phytotherapy than participants with longer professional experience.. Conclusion:The results of this study provide important information about the interests and framework requirements for continuing education for cattle practitioners that should help to improve the offers in continuing education programs.

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    • e learning
    Agriculture keywords
    • cattle
    • farm
    Data topic
    • knowledge transfer
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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