UB00006 - GRDC Online Farm Trials system - Phase 2

Project Summary

Project Start Date
1 May 2017
Project End Date
30 June 2018
Supervisor Name
Helen Thompson
Federation University of Australia (formerly University of Ballarat)
The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) mission is to create value by driving the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain industry. The GRDC Strategic Plan 2012-2017 focuses on delivering benefits to growers through better delivery of the current outputs of R&D which include trial reports and data and on RD&E activities capable of generating new information and technologies required for future delivery of innovation to growers. The GRDC is committed to ensuring growers and their advisers have greater access to and can more effective use of the outputs of past research. Over recent years, the GRDC has focussed on making information accessible for extension programs and ultimately to improve the speed and probability of adoption. The Online Farm Trials Research project has a number of aims: - Provide a legacy for the grains industry through the collation of knowledge in the form of historical and future trials information and data - Identify trial and research information of relevance to the Australian grains industry in electronic and non-electronic formats - Acquire access to relevant trial information via negotiation with GRDC funded research organisations other data custodians within the grains, research and government sectors - Research, develop and implement the best technologies to support the digitisation, import, storage, management, geocoding, analysis, searchability, presentation, dissemination and sharing of the acquired data and the crowd sourcing of additional and new data - Through engagement with GRDC Panels, growers and the broader grains industry improve the accessibility of trials information including via the GRDC website and via innovative approaches to presenting information at a localised scale - Support discovery and reuse to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry - Research the impact of OFT and publish findings through industry and academic publications and journals OFT - Phase 2 research will unlock knowledge benefits by ensuring Australian grain growers have access to trial based information and data that will assist industry stakeholders in responding to priorities in areas including climate change, natural resource management, bisosecurity, innovative skills and technology development and adoption so as to increase farm profitability and sustainability. It also delivers on national research and science, national rural R&D and national innovation priorities in areas including food, soil and water and environmental change.
Published Date
16 March 2018

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