The organizers of the 2nd Expert Consultation on International Information System for Agricultural Sciences and Technology (IISAST) invited actors from the national level to document their experiences in developing information systems and institutional networks in the form of case studies. This approach had been recommended by the Advocacy Task Force, so that lessons drawn from these case studies would provide the basis of advocacy with the key stakeholders.
The National Agriculture Research Information Management System (NARIMS) is an integrated, bilingual (Arabic/English) web based system aimed at capturing and disseminating information about research institutes, researchers working in those institutes, publications issued by those researchers, completed or currently active projects, and the national plan on agricultural and veterinary research in Egypt. The system was developed for the Agricultural Research Center (ARC) by the Central Laboratory for Agricultural Expert Systems (CLAES), building on existing FAO tools and methodologies, and working in cooperation with FAO staff. This case study describes NARIMS, and highlights the lessons learned during its development and deployment.
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Anon. Case Study: Institution-Based Information Systems, EgyptNational Agricultural Research Information Management System(NARIMS). (2008) 8 pp.