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CGIAR is committed to Open Access

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The open access and open data for agriculture movement is progressing swiftly and CGIAR is committed to taking a leading role into the future.  CGIAR wants to make all of its data and research outputs open and harvestable, with the Open Access mandate being in place since March 2012, when the CGIAR Consortium approved the CGIAR Principles on the Management of Intellectual Assets.

We have been reporting on our progress towards Open Access for the past year, with relevant stories collected here. Open Access Week happenings across CGIAR can be found here.

This page is designed to offer public access to key documents relevant to Open Access, including drafts of documents for consideration, in the name of openness and transparency.  For questions, comments, concerns, or ideas, please contact us at open [at] cgiar.org.

WLE: big benefits for people & nature

For WLE, 2013 was a year when the program refocused its work and began to articulate its ecosystem based approach. This annual report showcases 12 stories that highlight the types of outcomes…

Martin Herold on REDD+ readiness

CIFOR Associate Martin Herold talks about a recent study that found that many countries planning to curb carbon emissions caused by deforestation overlook the root cause of deforestation.

Legumes and light, seven years on

Seven years ago almost to the day, jointly with ICRISAT and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we did a press release for World Food Day 2007. This was to…

Group photo: TLI launch, 2007

Launching the Tropical Legumes I project in September 2007 to breed better beans, chickpeas, cowpeas and groundnuts. Seven years on, what have we achieved, and what remains for the future,…

Official Resources

Open Access Progress and Promise from CGIAR Consortium

Overview and update on the CGIAR Consortium's progress in Open Access, including some of the challenges and opportunities. Delivered by Piers Bocock, Director of Knowledge Management and Communication at the CGIAR Consortium as part of the CIARD webinar series .


Open Access in Practice

Open Access Week 2013

At the 6th annual Open Access Week the academic and research communities celebrate their continued commitment to data sharing and access to information. As part of this global commitment to…

Arab Spatial’s First Six Months

IFPRI Senior Research Analyst Perrihan Al-Riffai discusses the progress and promise of Arab Spatial, an open-access database and interactive mapping tool she helped design that houses and geographically displays data…

CGIAR institutions ontology

Data Management System

This is version 1.0 of the CGIAR Consortium Data Management System (CGDMS). CGDMS provides the core standards for managing CGIAR agricultural information. It is intended to facilitate the exchange of…