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(Draft) Programme for SciDataCon 2018 Published

The SciDataCon Organizers and the IDW Programme Committee are delighted to announce that the draft programme for SciDataCon 2018 has been published:

International Data Week (IDW) 2018 combines SciDataCon, the international conference for scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research, and the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance. A high-level programme covering pre- and post-events, the formal opening, keynotes, and which slots are assigned to SciDataCon or to the 12th Plenary Meeting is at

To consult the detailed programme for those slots assigned to the RDA Plenary visit

IDW will take place on 5–8 November at the Gaborone International Convention Centre, Botswana. The IDW Programme Committee of and the Botswana Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology are pleased and honoured to announce that the Botswana President—His Excellency Mokgweetsi Masisi—will formally open IDW 2018 on 5 November and will deliver the opening keynote address for this week-long event in Gaborone, Botswana.