Global Agricultural Research Data Innovation Acceleration Network (GARDIAN)

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GARDIAN, as a flagship data harvester for CGIAR, plays a pivotal role in facilitating the discovery of publications and datasets spanning across more than thirty institutional publications and data repositories associated with CGIAR Centers and beyond. It serves as a fundamental component in the Platform's overarching mission to establish robust infrastructures, tools, and methodologies that align with the principles of making CGIAR data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

Employing advanced text-mining techniques, GARDIAN effectively enriches the metadata associated with the data it encompasses, thereby significantly enhancing the discoverability of resources within its vast repository. Furthermore, it is poised to embark on testing data mining techniques, specifically designed for cleaned and well-annotated datasets, with the primary aim of bolstering interoperability.

GARDIAN's plans encompass demonstrating the substantial value of interoperable data by seamlessly integrating discovered data with key analytical and visualization tools. This includes models and maps, ultimately fostering a more comprehensive and interactive data ecosystem. As CGIAR's flagship data harvester, GARDIAN stands at the forefront of efforts to harness the full potential of data-driven research and innovation in the realm of agriculture and beyond.