Information Research Institute of Science and Technology

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The Information Research Institute of Science and Technology of Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences was formerly known as the Institute of Science and Technology Information. It was established in 1985 on the basis of the Science and Technology Information Research Office of Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Meanwhile, with the approval of the Municipal Science and Technology Commission and the Municipal Agriculture Commission, it played the roll as Shanghai Agricultural Development Consulting Research Center.

In 1994, the Institute of Science and Technology Information was renamed as Information Research Institute of  Science and Technology. In March 2011, the Information Research Institute of Science and Technology and the Digital Agricultural Engineering Technology Research Center were co-located. There are now 53 employees, including 18 senior professional technicians (7 researchers and 11 associate research fellows), 43 master/doctors and 25 intermediate professional technicians. The institute has comprehensive office, Digital Agricultural Engineering Technology Research Center (Shanghai Digital Agricultural Engineering and Technology Research Center), Urban Agricultural Research Center (Agricultural Economic Research Office), “Shanghai Agricultural Journal”, “Edible Fungus”, “Shanghai Agricultural Science and Technology” and “Shanghai Vegetable” editorial office, library, network information center and other departments.

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