The CODATA Prize is a major biennial award made in recognition of outstanding achievement in advancing the availability, quality and use of data for research. It is awarded at our conference.
The 2014 CODATA Prize was presented at SciDataCon 2014, 2-5 November 2014, New Delhi, India, Professor Sydney R. Hall, recipient of the Prize, was given then his award with a commemorative artwork and also received financial support to travel to New Delhi to deliver a Prize lecture at SciDataCon 2014.
Other past prize winners include Dr. John Rumble, also formerly CODATA President; Professor LIU Chuang, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and currently Secretary of the CODATA Task Group on Preservation and Access to Data with Developing Countries; and, Dr. Paul F. Uhlir, Director of the Board on Research Data and Information and an international expert on legal and policy issues in relation to research data.
The purpose and criteria of the CODATA Prize are such that the Prize:
- acknowledges outstanding achievement in advancing the availability, quality and use of data for research;
- recognises either a one time achievement or of an achievement over time;
- is given, in preference, to an individual;
- recognises work carried out in areas of importance to the CODATA mission, such as data management, evaluation, dissemination, access issues, international cooperation, knowledge discovery, archiving or related subjects.
CODATA Prize Awards:
2002 CODATA Prize Winner: Professor Arthur D Pelton, Montreal, Canada
2000 CODATA Prize Winner: Dr. Barry Taylor, Gaithersburg, MD, United States