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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Current state of knowledge on indigenous chicken genetic resources of the tropics: domestication, distribution and documentation of information on the genetic resources


This paper covers the domestication and distribution of chickens in different parts of the world and describes the global data bases containing information on chicken genetic resources. The review shows the dispersion of chickens from the putative centres of domestication to different parts of the world, although introduction of the domesticated chicken into Africa is poorly documented. Currently, there are three globally accessible data bases containing information on chickens; however none of these provide a comprehensive system for systematically classifying domestic chickens in developing countries in terms of their present-day uses, potential for the future and distribution within and across countries. Such a system should be developed to include indigenous chicken genetic resources at the same level of detail as for other farm animals. The data management systems should incorporate all available information at the molecular level. Such information is important not only for discerning the existing diversity but also for making decisions on conservation priorities. Addressing the gaps in information on indigenous chicken genetic resources should primarily be the focus on the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS). DAGRIS, as a virtual library of indigenous animal genetic resources in developing countries, could play a leading role in delivering systematic information on the diversity, distribution and classification of domestic chicken in the tropics.

  • ET
  • GB
  • Univ_Nottingham (UK)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • information system
  • data management
Agriculture keywords
  • farm
Data topic
  • big data
  • 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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