INRA is a public research organisation ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in Europe for publications in agricultural, plant and animal sciences. The missions of INRA are to: (i) serve the public interest by maintaining a balance between excellence of research and the demands of society; (ii) produce and disseminate scientific knowledge and innovation, particularly in the fields of agriculture, food and environment; (iii) contribute to the expertise, training, promotion of scientific and technical culture and science/society debate. INRA is also participating actively in the open science movement with an incentive open access policy and involvement in citizen science projects.
INRA takes part in the project primarily through the Department of Scientific Information (DIST) which works transversely to support INRA’s scientific strategy and provide innovative services within the areas of data,
information and knowledge management and sharing. DIST develops tools and services to support research activities, and promote open access to scientific and technical information, both publications and data. It also involves researchers from scientific divisions.
The selected AGINFRA+ Use Cases will illustrate the benefits of applying the Science as a Service approach to pressing research questions from the corresponding research communities.
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