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Archive for July, 2010

African ‘carrots': Results of a consultation at the African Agriculture Science Week

On 5th July 2010, I posted a blog entitled “How to motivate more knowledge sharing in research: using the carrot or the stick?” to explore what makes or would make researchers and research projects share their agricultural research knowledge. This received some interesting responses. This discussion was initiated as part of the ongoing work of two related…

Open Access Workshop in Bioversity – a summary

On July 7th, 2010, Antonella and I had the opportunity to participate in the one-day workshop titled: ‘Open Access- Maximising Research Impact”, hosted at Bioversity International; organized by Maria Garruccio (Bioversity) and the CGIAR’s Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property (CAS-IP) group. The objectives of this workshop (which had ~34 participants) was to explore open…

How to motivate more knowledge sharing in research: using the carrot or the stick?

As the CGIAR moves ahead with its change process, it is continuously being told that it needs to do a better job at sharing its vast wealth of research-generated knowledge, so that this knowledge can be applied to solving real problems. While the publications written-the major output of most projects- are a key source of high quality information these…