Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition Online Course

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This free online course aims to strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. One of the main learning objectives is for the course to be used widely within agricultural and nutrition knowledge networks, in different institutions. The course also aims to raise awareness of different types of data formats and uses, and to highlight how important it is for data to be reliable, accessible and transparent.
The course is delivered through Moodle e-learning platform.  Course units include:

Unit 1:  Open data principles (http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-...)
Unit 2:  Using open data (http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-...)
Unit 3:  Making data open (http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-...)
Unit 4:  Sharing open data (http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-...)
Unit 5:  IPR and Licensing (http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-...)

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles and benefits of open data
-  Understand ethics and responsible use of data
-  Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies
-  Understand how and where to find open data
-  Apply techniques to data analysis and visualisation
-  Recognise the necessary steps to set up an open data repository
-  Define the FAIR data principles
-  Understand the basics of copyright and database rights
-  Apply open licenses to data
The course is open to infomediaries which includes ICT workers, technologist - journalists, communication officers, librarians and extensionists; policy makers, administrators and project managers, and researchers, academics and scientists working in the area of  agriculture, nutrition, weather and climate, and land data.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
GODAN Action Network
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Agriculture data
Capacity building
Data ethics
Food security data
Licenses - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Massive open online course (MOOC)
Nutrition data
Open data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Life Sciences: Agriculture
Life Sciences: Nutrition
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
AgroKnow
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Wageningen University and Research
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
AidData
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
LandPortal
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Open Data Institute
Type: 
Collaborator
Name: 
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
Type: 
Collaborator
Contact Organization(s): 
GODAN Action Network
Educational Info
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data policymaker
Data professional
Data supporter
Educator
Funding organization
Librarian
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)