SciDataCon 2014

Du 2 au 5 novembre 2014 - New Delhi, Inde

Publié le 29 janvier 2014, par Thérèse Hameau

Call for SciDataCon 2014 International Scientific Programme Committee candidates

Research data are essential to all scientific endeavours. The emerging cultures of data sharing and publication, open access to, and reuse of data are the positive signs of an evolving research environment. Nevertheless, several cultural and technological challenges are still preventing the research community from realizing the full benefits of these tendencies.
The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the World Data System (WDS), interdisciplinary committees of the International Council for Science (ICSU) are supporting and encouraging these positive changes by actively promoting effective data policies and good data management practices in the research community, to produce better science, which ultimately benefits society. Likewise, the challenges and opportunities of ‘Big Data’ may have ramifications for the conduct of science and for the whole of society : the value and importance of data are being recognized more than ever before.

As a major contribution to this effort, the two organizations are co-sponsoring and organizing a high profile international biennial conference on scientific research data. SciDataCon will provide a unique platform bringing together international experts and practitioners in data sciences, technologies and management ; researchers from the natural, social, health, and computer sciences ; research funders and sponsors ; and policy makers and advisors.