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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Research Management at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa): Development of an Information Management System


This paper addresses the deployment of a web-based system for information management - IDEARE - of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), in the context of its knowledge management (KM) process. Embrapa is a Brazilian government corporation for agricultural research recognized worldwide, whose mission is to provide feasible solutions for the sustainable development of Brazilian agribusiness through knowledge and technology generation and transfer. Embrapa is comprised of 42 research centers scattered in all Brazilian regions, and laboratories established abroad, besides the headquarters at the capital of the country. The strategy used in this report was a single case study that supports the whole process of planning, preparation and submission of projects on research, development and innovation (RD&I) to the Embrapa Management System (EMS), with a focus on research management. The qualitative nature of the study covered the strategic, human and technological factors of KM, highlighting the technological factor. Two distinct non-exclusive phases were considered for deployment: the planning phase, based primarily on the Process Analysis and Improvement methodology, using its conceptual framework and some of its techniques; and the development phase that was based on the development patterns of Embrapa's computerized systems, following the most reliable standards established worldwide. The results revealed a robust web-based management information system with highly complex development patterns, but strongly flexible and adherent to Embrapa's management strategy. Furthermore, the system is available full time for all Embrapa's employees and external partners, and its use has proved that this tool is essential for all research activities. The conclusions suggest that the implementation of IDEARE promotes transdisciplinary team organization and collaborative work encouragement. The use of technology, contextualized in a research institution such as Embrapa, also showed that the implementation of this system is consistent with the Embrapa's KM Model.

  • BR
  • Embrapa (BR)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • information management
  • information system
  • web based system
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Embrapa (BR)
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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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