CGIAR Gender

Data sharing

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Photo credit: Open Data Institute Knowledge for Everyone

Webinar: Data sharing  

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Time: 08:30 a.m. UTC +5  


The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) provides support on communications, data and information management to the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network. A key component of this initiative is to provide data and information management tools and systems to support the needs and requirements of the network and its members.


The purpose of this webinar is to showcase how  researchers across CGIAR and members of the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network can share data. Held in collaboration with the CGIAR System Management Office, the purpose of this webinar is to highlight not only the need for a data sharing agreement, but also how to operationalize it via the use of a data sharing protocol. Speakers will also discuss the obstacles to sharing data, the need for it and the alternative ways that data can be shared.

Feedback and input from this webinar will be used to further refine and improve these tools and the suite of support provided by CIAT and the CGIAR System Management Office to the gender network.

Webinar recording


Part 1

Part 2



Presenters and presentations
Leroy MwanziaLeroy Mwanzia, Data and Information Manager, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Leroy leads CIAT’s  data and information management team which is responsible for managing the Center’s research data and outputs in line with the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management policy.  He has over 10 years of experience creating and working with large information management and data management systems. He previously worked with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, creating research data management systems.

Rodrigo Sara, Legal Officer, CGIAR System Organization

rodrigo-saraRodrigo Sara supports initiatives of the of the CGIAR System Organization related to intellectual asset management, open access, ethics, genetic resources and public private partnerships. He has 10 years’ experience as a lawyer in international development focused roles, including 5 years within CGIAR supporting agricultural research for development.


Related resources

documentDraft document: draft tools to operationalize a pre-Open Access data sharing protocol (last updated, September 29, 2016)





International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Dataverse

About this webinar series

This is the fifth in a recent webinar series on issues related to gender and agriculture developed by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network in collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs and partners. It has been designed as a knowledge sharing tool to facilitate learning and exchange.