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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Multiplex Uses of Food-Product Standards


Food-product traceability systems have been developed to achieve seamless electronic connectivity to assure food safety through the use of information technology. This is determined by legislation. While achieving customer value through quality, food supply is the core logistical purpose. Food-product traceability as such is seldom regarded as a core purpose. Food-product standards are a key resource in developing connectivity between information systems operated by different firms in a supply network using numerical product codes. This study couples the technical characteristics of a food-product standard with the organizational characteristics of a supply network. The common purpose is to achieve customer value in the supply network. Alderson's (1965) marketing-channels (transvection) model of product supply is applied to analyze potential multiple uses of the TraceFish product standard in its supply network. The case study of North Sea herring supply involves following raw material from in Norway to finished product in the Netherlands. Analysis of this empirical data exposed variation in TraceFish standard use, including coupling it with GTIN product codes. This facilitated seamless electronic information exchange between firms for a range of supply-network purposes, including tracing food. This perspective is possible when multiple functions and professions that are equally involved in operating and managing business processes are allowed to handle not only operation, but also develop information systems.

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    Data keywords
    • information system
    • information technology
    Agriculture keywords
      Data topic
      • information systems
      • modeling
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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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