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.

You can access and play with the graphs:

Discover all records
Home page


VETlife - Continuing veterinary education arranged by e-learning


By German law continuing veterinary education has to be organised by the universities and the veterinary associations. The University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, the Centre of e-Learning-Excellence, the Association for e-Learning Business and the Veterinary Association in Lower Saxony decided to cooperate to establish new structures for the use of e-Learning-techniques in continuing veterinary education. First a survey was carried out to learn about the veterinarians' use of computers and need for e-Learning. About 4000 veterinarians in Lower Saxony were informed about the survey by the German veterinary journal. They could complete the questionnaire online, per fax or per mail and 212 veterinarians responded. A Non-Response-Bias-Test showed no significant differences between early and late respondents and proved an adequate sample. The major ways of training were journals (92.45%), congresses (81.13%) and the internet (52.83%). The number of continuing education activities veterinarians are involved in per year varies (one or less 14.62%, two 27.83%, three 23.11 %, more then three 29.25%). Reasons for not attending an interesting event are too expensive fees (72.17%) or travel costs (53.77%), too long journeys (41.51%), too little time for the family (35.38%) or the need for a practice stand-in (21.23). An alternative could be the use of e-Learning: 42.45% would definitely use this learning method, 34.91% would like to try it and only 10.85% do not want to use it at all. So far only 26.42% have used e-Learning. As a first result an e-Learning module about dealing with an epizootic crisis on the example of the avian influenza was created by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover with several other partners and supporters. It is distributed free of charge by the internet for all German veterinarians. The next step of the cooperation is the creation of an interprofessional e-Learning-platform for all occupation groups dealing with veterinary medicine (including veterinary nurses, food and meat inspectors, agriculturists, etc.).

  • DE
  • Univ_Vet_Med_Hannover (DE)
Data keywords
  • e learning
Agriculture keywords
    Data topic
    • knowledge transfer
    Document type

    Inappropriate format for Document type, expected simple value but got array, please use list format

    Institutions 10 co-publis
      Powered by Lodex 8.20.3
      logo commission europeenne
      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.
      Disclaimer: The sole responsibility of the material published in this website lies with the authors. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.