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SciDataCon 2016: Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research

Convened by WDS and CODATA, SciDataCon 2016 is a scientific research conference that will advance the frontiers of data in research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research. SciDataCon features scientific papers from a wide range of perspectives. The scope is explicitly broad and inclusive, addressing all aspects of the role of data in research.

SciDataCon 2016

Title: Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research
When: 12–13 September 2016
Where: Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA                                                 

SciDataCon 2016 and International Data Week

SciDataCon 2016 is part of International Data Week 2016, a major event that brings together all those who care about the role of data in research, including researchers, data scientists, data stewards, data librarians, as well as industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, to explore how best to exploit the Data Revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven innovation.

The agenda for the week comprises three complementary events:

  1. SciDataCon 2016 (Mon, 12 Sept – Tue, 13 Sept)
    A scientific research conference dedicated to addressing fundamental issues and advancing the frontiers of data science and data stewardship, convened by ICSU CODATA and the ICSU World Data System: Draft Programme Available here! 
  2. An International Data Forum (Wed, 14 Sept)
    This will be an agenda-setting event that will define and advance the state-of-the-art in collaboration between research, industry, citizen science, data activism, and education.
  3. 8th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting (Thu, 15 Sept – Fri, 16 Sept)
    An assembly of the research data community creating and presenting implementable solutions to enable data sharing.

Press Release

Denver, Colorado to Host International Data Week