Responsible Data Management Guidelines

CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture

Concept development and full implementation

These Guidelines, designed for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, are intended to assist agricultural researchers handle privacy and PII in the research project data lifecycle.


Featuring parallax scrolling, the Responsible Data Management Guidelines were designed as a single page responsive microsite created within the Platform’s website.

The use of tabs, accordion, and pop-up overlays allowed to keep the guidelines compact and easy to navigate.

The navigation uses icons as menu items with full section titles appearing on mouse-over. This effect is replaced on smaller devices with a simple slide-in menu that also conserves the icons as a visual reference.

The Guidelines also feature a searchable database of resources (publications, websites, other online products). The search module includes a series of filters that allow to browse the database and narrow down results. This module was built entirely using WordPress native features and database + one plugin, meaning that everything is stored in one place and doesn’t involve iframes or third-party resources.