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Africa gets Continent-wide Data Centre

Linda Nordling (www.scidev.net).

South Africa is spearheading activities to collect and curate research data about the African continent in an effort to shrug off its data-poor image. A prototype of the World Data Centre on Biodiversity and Human Health in Africa was presented at The Committee on Data for Science and Technology's (CODATA) international conference in Cape Town this week (24–27 October).
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