Error reporting at AGRIS

Enhancing data quality: Your role in error reporting at AGRIS

In the ever-expanding world of data and information, accuracy is paramount. Ensuring that data entries and records are error-free is essential for maintaining the quality and reliability of research and knowledge dissemination. AGRIS recognizes the significance of error detection and correction. Therefore, data providers worldwide are invited to actively participate in this process.

Why reporting errors matters

Accurate and reliable data are the building blocks of quality research, innovation, and informed decision-making. Errors in data can lead to misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and compromised conclusions. By reporting them, data providers play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the AGRIS ecosystem.

How you can contribute

Reporting errors is a collaborative effort that strengthens the AGRIS Network. If you come across any inaccuracies, inconsistencies, or errors in the data entries or records, we encourage you to bring them to our attention. Your diligence and commitment to data accuracy can significantly impact the quality of information available to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners worldwide. 

Types of errors

The following types of errors or issues have been highlighted previously by Data Providers, but are not limited to these:

  • Data Errors: These involve issues related to the accuracy and completeness of data. Data providers may report errors in metadata, request corrections to data entries, or inquire about missing metadata.
  • Collection Placement Errors: Data providers may question why some of their records are not showing under their designated collections. 
  • Duplicates: While not strictly errors, data providers may inquire about records that appear in collections other than their own due to duplicates. 

Now, let's explore how you can report these errors.

How to report errors

Reporting errors to AGRIS is a straightforward process. Simply send an email to [email protected]  with the details of the error you've identified. Be sure to include:

1. Nature of the Error:

Describe the type of error you've encountered, e.g., metadata error, missing information, duplicate entry, etc.

2. Specifics:

Data Entry/Record Title: Provide the title or name of the record where the error is located.

Data Provider ID (ARN Code): Include your Data Provider ID or ARN code if available.

Link to the Issue: If applicable, provide a direct link to the record in question.

3. Supporting Evidence:

Attach or reference any supporting documentation, such as screenshots, that confirm the error and assist in its resolution.

Your contribution matters! If you come across any errors or inaccuracies in our records, please don't hesitate to report them. Together, we can uphold AGRIS's commitment to data accuracy and integrity, consistently enhancing the quality of information we offer to users worldwide.