A federated and curated metadata registry of agri-food datasets and data services

The second training course of CIARD RING China and the National Agricultural Scientific Data Sharing Center service promotion meeting held in July 9-10, 2012 in Jilin Province

The second training course of the Chinese agricultural research and development information sharing system(CIARD RING CN) and the national agricultural scientific data sharing center service promotion was held in Jilin Province during July 9-10, 2012 jointly organized by the Information Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences(CAAS) and Agricultural Economy and Information Center of Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Lu Liping, director of Agricultural Economy and Information Center of Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, entrusted by Dr. Meng Xianxue, deputy Director of AII, CAAS, attended and addressed the meeting, Zhang Xueqing, deputy director of  Agricultural Economy and Information Center of Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, presided over the meeting. Dr.Pan Shuchun, Liu Jiayi on behalf of CIARD RING CN working group and Dr.Zhu Liang, the national agricultural scientific data sharing center, respectively gave their presentations on the CIARD background, aims, significances, the development foreground, CIARD RING registration, the national agricultural scientific data sharing center construction progress and service introduction and etc at the meeting. Participants from Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces had exchanged their information sharing experiences and ideas at the same time and suggestions for building CIARD RING CN and its activities were encouraged. The trainees are mostly young and backbone professional staffs of each information center or library, they were greatly interested in CIARD movement. All of them agreed that, taking the advantage of CIARD, we may establish China's CIARD RING and realize Chinese agricultural information sharing. It is a good and rare opportunity we should grasp and follow. As the trainees said, ‘our desire for agricultural information true sharing lasted for many years, now the opportunity has come, we should make a good use of this platform to promote our information service ability’. The training for register section was successful and some more agricultural information resources and services were publicly available over the CIARD RING. We believe that, through the mutual efforts of the Chinese CIARD partners, we will further promote our agriculture information sharing activity, strengthen China's agricultural scientific data and information utilization, and contribute to the development of agricultural research and innovation domestically and internationally.    
agINFRA The RING is part of the agINFRA project EC 7th framework program INFRA-2011-1.2.2 - Grant agr. no: 283770