Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
Susmita Das works at the Agricultural Information Center (AIC) of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) Dhaka under Ministry of Agriculture. She is serving the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) of Bangladesh through the information services like documentation and knowledge management. Ms. Das a professional in the field of information service management obtained her Bachelors, Masters and M. Phil Degrees in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. Use of emerging innovation in information technology in the rural advisory services has been her major interest. She completed her Ph.D. research under the same university and her dissertation is focused on the effect of ICT development in the agricultural production system and overall livelihood of the rural Bangladesh. She has a passion for Open Access, Open Data, and Open Science and is working for the same as an advocate and practitioner. She has been elected as the Vice President of the Center for Open Knowledge Bangladesh and is the member of the Working Group of AgriXiv, a preprint repository for Agriculture. She is the focal point of Open Govt. Data and is working for the establishment of the open data portal for agricultural research in Bangladesh. She is also on the board of the Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Network (BAEN), Core Member of YPARD BD and Member Secretary of Innovation committee of BARC. The other affiliations she is associated with include the Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB), Bangladesh Association of Liberians, and Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID).