CODATA Organises Workshop on Open Data at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Date: Aug 5, 2014

JKUAT LogoOn Monday 4 August 2014 and Tuesday 5 August, CODATA, through its Task Group on Preservation and Access to Data in/for/with Developing Countries, delivered a Training Workshop on Open Data at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, near Nairobi.

The Training Workshop was opened by JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Professor Mabel Imbuga.  The topics covered include an overview of Open Data principles and policies, legal and IP issues, an introduction to data management planning.  This was followed by a series of hands-on sessions on data analysis, visualisation and data applications involving geospatial data of huge importance for environmental and developmental research of various kinds.

Please also see the news article from JKUAT on this training course.

CODATA Training JKUAT Group

'CODATA: International Collaboration for Open Scientific Data': an information leaflet

Date: Aug 2, 2014

Prepared for distribution at the CODATA Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries, the leaflet CODATA International Collaboration for Open Scientific Data provides a brief overview of CODATA's mission, strategic plan, membership and activities as well as an update on recent events and publications.


CODATA General Assembly 2014

Date: Jul 25, 2014


The 2014 CODATA General Assembly will be held on 6-7 November 2014 at the Indian National Science Academy, in New Delhi.  As is customary, the General Assembly follows immediately the CODATA Conference, SciDataCon 2014, co-organised with our sister organisation the ICSU World Data System.

CODATA Officers, Executive Committee members, delegates from national and ICSU Union members, task and working group representatives, and spokespersons for other CODATA activities are invited to attend.

Programme and Draft Agenda

In addition to overseeing the general governance of CODATA, and receiving financial and secretariat reports, the General Assembly provides a forum for national, union, and task group representatives report on their data-related activities and requirements. Other activities include review of membership applications, voting for Officers and Executive Committee members, conference planning, and selection of task groups.  Members also participate in strategic planning and direct the Executive Committee to achieve specific objectives.


To register as a delegate to the 2014 CODATA General Assembly go to


Indian National Science Academy

Location: Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002, INDIA.


Tel: +91-11-23221931- 23221950 (20 Lines)

Fax: +91-11-23231095, 91-11-23235648

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US NSF Program Solicitation: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Date: Jul 23, 2014

NSF LogoThe US National Science Foundation has announced a Programme Solicitation for Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE).  Proposals must be submitted by 'U.S. academic institutions with Ph.D.-granting programs that have awarded doctoral degrees in the 2012 or 2013 academic years in any area of research supported by NSF' with opportunities for joint-funding through collaboration with a number of listed countries (China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan).  The deadline for preliminary proposals is 21 October 2014.  Further details are available at

CODATA Prize to Recognise Outstanding Achievement in the World of Scientific Data

Date: Jul 18, 2014

CODATA LogoThe CODATA Prize is made every two years at our conference.  It is a major award which recognises outstanding achievement in the world of scientific and technical data.

The 2014 CODATA Prize will be presented at SciDataCon 2014, 2-5 November 2014, New Delhi, India.  The recipient of the Prize will be presented with a commemorative artwork and will also receive financial support to travel to New Delhi to deliver a Prize lecture at SciDataCon 2014.

Nominations, using the attached form, should be sent to Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director.  The deadline for nominations is 21 July.  For further details see the full news article and the entry on the CODATA blog.


Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Jun 4, 2014

With a number of important partners, CODATA is convening a major Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes which will take place in Beijing on 8-9 June 2014.  For further details follow the link above to the CODATA Blog.

Call for Proposals for CODATA Task Groups 2014-16 extended to 30 May

Date: Jun 4, 2014

CODATA has extended the deadline for proposals for new Task Groups and to renew existing Task Groups. The new deadline is 30 May.

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