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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English Language Studies as a Stimulating Factor for Using the e-Environment at the Latvia University of Agriculture


The technologies provide new innovative virtual environments that stimulate the learning process by facilitating information handling and encouraging processes of communication through the increased variety of forms. The information flood phenomenon is complex and multifaceted therefore the information search and selection demand a cognitive activity. Information culture of a person is a combination of knowledge, skills and habits of work with information and with information technologies which could be considered to be the user's information culture. On the other hand, the English language as "the language of science and technology" serves as a mediator in the information search not only for personal purposes, but also for the study and research purposes online, thus foreign language knowledge is one of the most important pre-conditions. The aim of the paper is to find out the students' habits of using e-environment in the English language and the role of the English language studies at the university (ESP) in the use of e-environment in the study process of special subjects. The focus of ESP courses at the university is on 1) the development of knowledge and skills necessary for the reception (reading and listening) of scientific and professional texts to broaden students' knowledge of major subjects and 2) production skills (speaking and writing) related to scientific and professional activities. The ESP teaching/learning is built on printed and online authentic materials, popular science publications, free online resources, tailor-made tasks and activities, since only a few agriculture specialities have ESP course books. Besides, in such fields as economics, the situation is changing every year, and the material, which was used two years ago, is obsolete now. Therefore ESP courses are based on blended learning, incorporating various forms of web-enhanced language learning: web-search activities, online ESP reading materials, web-quest activities, use of e-dictionaries, interactive free ready-made sources for ESP skills practice, video lectures and conferences in the subject field, podcasts, wikis, and chat rooms. The results of the survey among undergraduate students reveal that the English language studies have direct and indirect impact on the use of e-environment in the study process of special subjects.

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    Data keywords
    • knowledge
    • information technology
    Agriculture keywords
    • agriculture
    Data topic
    • big data
    • information systems
    • 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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