From march 26-28 the 3rd plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance took place in Dublin, Ireland. The RDA includes 2 groups related to Agricultural data. The Agricultural Data Interest Group and the working group on wheat data interoperability.
Both groups met at the RDA meeting and reports from the meetings are published at the RDA website.
The Research Data Alliance is an initiative of the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and the Australian Goverment's Department of Innovation. It is a cross disciplinary action to enforce work on data exchange, covering standards, methodologies and tools. CIARD has engaged in the RDA with the AgDataInterestgroup and the Wheat Data Interoperability Group to link our endeavours into an interdisciplinary context and to learn from other disciplines.