Project Details Global Availability of Information on Agrochemicals

Project No.:
2008-041-1-600
Start Date:
01 March 2009
End Date:
31 March 2012
Division Name:
Chemistry and the Environment Division
Division No.:
600

Objective

This is a continuation of project 2001-022-1-600 for which a web site has been put in place (https://agrochemicals.iupac.org/). The aim of this continuation is to ensure that the current web site continues to provide a reliable source of information on agrochemicals.

Description

There is a great deal of information about agrochemicals on the internet concerning agrochemicals, but it is not always easy to find and may not come from a trusted source. The above internet site has been active since June 2008 but, as with all sites on the internet, it is essential that it is kept up to date. This involves adding new information, adding and deleting “news items”, correcting errors, repairing broken links, updating current pages, updating the overall look, ensuring that it is high on the list of search engines etc. Unless this is done the web site finally becomes “derelict”, loses its usefulness and is no longer considered as a reliable source of information. Hence maintenance of the site on an ongoing basis is essential. Another essential aspect is to put in place a means of monitoring the site’s usage in order to determine that it is reaching the appropriate audience.