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  • Data quality?! – No time, no idea, no desire…

    Results of the FAIRagro survey on data quality Why data quality? In the age of modern agriculture, the amount of digital data is increasing every day. As a result, precise and reliable data is playing an increasingly important role and the topic of data quality is moving further into focus. But what exactly is data…

  • 1st FAIRagro Use Case Call – application deadline expired

    The first FAIRagro call for new use cases was open until 6 p.m. on 5 July – it offered the opportunity to tackle previously unaddressed challenges and disciplines in agricultural systems research and beyond by including new use cases. We are delighted with the interest and the applications received. The selection of new use cases…

  • Use Case 6: Status and outlook

    The FAIRagro Use Case 6 enables the combination of existing data with real-time data from sensors in the field and thus implements scientific workflows that integrate different data sources and enable advanced modelling applications. In this way, the practical possibilities of FAIR research data can be grasped and experienced. Find out where the Use Case…

  • Why not only data, but also groups of people are to be protected

    Sharing is CAREing – now more than just „Goodwill“: Trust is good, legal certainty is better. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) thought so too. On May 24, 2024, it enshrined elements of the CARE principles in an international treaty for the first time. Here I explain why this is a significant step in international…

  • This was the first FAIRagro Community Summit

    It took place on Monday 17 June and Tuesday 18 June – the first Community Summit. More than 120 interested people from the large FAIRagro community came to Berlin-Mitte to learn about the FAIRagro consortium and the progress made last year and this year, to get to know the FAIRagro services and to exchange ideas…

  • First Workshop of DBG-AG Bodensensorik and FAIRagro

    The Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (DBG) and FAIRagro cordially invite all interested parties to the first workshop of the DBG Soil Sensors and Pedometry Working Group: “Input data for the large-scale prediction of soil properties”. What is it about? The workshop will take place at the Julius Kühn Institute, Erwin-Baur-Strasse 27 in 06484 Quedlinburg, on 18…

  • Intensive Workshop on the quality of Geodata

    Two days of exciting dialogue on the topic of data quality Last week, FAIRagro researchers and external guests came together in Braunschweig at the Julius Kühn Institute site to discuss topics relating to data quality such as data management, the use of standards and the application of the FAIR principles. The aim of the workshop…

  • Use Case 5: Where are we and what’s next?

    Sustainable crop production requires knowledge of the structural and functional status of plants in the field in order to plan and implement precise measures. Although significant progress has been made in sensor technology, machine learning and autonomous robotics in recent years, we are still at the beginning. In Use Case 5 “Non-invasive phenotyping with autonomous…

  • FAIRagro at the summer conference of GFPI

    From 16 to 17 May, the Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e. V. (GFPI) hosted the annual summer conference of the Plant Innovation Department at the IPK in Gatersleben. Over two days, around 50 representatives from science and breeding companies discussed data ecosystems. The focus was on the presentation of infrastructure programmes and possible opportunities…

  • Introduction to RDM at Uni Kassel

    On 14 May 2024, FAIRagro and the Research Data Service of the University of Kassel gave a two-hour introduction to research data management of agricultural data. A total of 25 researchers from Faculty 11 of the University of Kassel – from deans to PhD students – followed our quick ride through the many topics of…

  • Save the date: Symposium on “Linked Data in the Age of Generative AI” on 12 and 13 December

    FAIRagro, KIDA and NFDI4Health are organising a symposium on “Linked Data in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence – New Perspectives or Outdated Vision?” at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin on 12-13 December 2024 and cordially invite all participants! Please make a note of the date today. Further information can be found…

  • Knock Knock: who’s there? – The Reform Of The Genetic Engineering Laws?

    Genetic engineering. For some it’s the sleep paralysis demon, for others the holy grail. Granted, it’s not as dramatic. However, the gene scissor is not the only one separating. The topic is discussed heatedly across politicians, scientists and consumer advocates, and not just nationally. Only recently the pot has been stirred again by the decision…