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International Symposium: Global Collaboration on Data Beyond Disciplines (Call for Abstracts & Registration)

The Call for Abstracts and registration are now open for this  online symposium  commemorating the 10-year hosting of the WDS-IPO by the Japanese  National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).  The World Data System – International Programme Office  (WDS-IPO) was first established by NICT in April 2011 and was formally inaugurated by in May 2012. The ...

Webinar – COVID-19: The Role of Open Science

Webinar – COVID-19: The Role of Open Science

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major test for our science system and for our research and data infrastructures. These infrastructures, such as open science clouds and data commons, must serve the needs of science, policy, and humanity not only in ‘normal times’, but also in times of crisis by providing controlled access to quality data in real time and at scale for a range of scientific- and ...

UNESCO Global Consultations on Open Science for Western Europe and North America

UNESCO Global Consultations on Open Science for Western Europe and North America

An online multi-stakeholder UNESCO Regional Consultation on Open Science for Western Europe and North America will be held on 23 July 2020 at 15:00–18:00 (CEST). Registration is necessary for participation by 17 July 2020. A selection might be done based on the final number of requests. Register here This online meeting is part of a series of regional consultations aimed at ...

Final Version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing Published

Final Version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing Published

In late March, a s part of the Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions , the  Research Data Alliance  (RDA; WDS Associate Member) was requested to create global guidelines and recommendations for data sharing under COVID-19 circumstances. Over 600 data professionals and domain experts signed up and began work in early April 2020. On 30 June 2020, RDA  published the final version of the RDA ...

SAVE THE DATE! International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data (23–26 October 2023; Salzburg, Austria)

SAVE THE DATE! International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data (23–26 October 2023; Salzburg, Austria)

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, taking place on 23–26 October 2023, in Salzburg, Austria. IDW 2023 will be hosted by the University of Salzburg through its interdisciplinary Data Science group and the Geoinformatics ...

Webinar: The Role of Science and Science Funders in the Time of the COVID-19 Crisis

Webinar: The Role of Science and Science Funders in the Time of the COVID-19 Crisis

On 26 June 2020, the  International Science Council  held a webinar on the role of science and science funders in the time of the COVID-19 crisis, with input from representatives of the European Commission; the International Development Research Centre, Canada; the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the French National Research Agency. A recording and slides are available ...