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CODATA; Participants of the First ICSU-CODATA Workshop on Data Standards: Developing a Roadmap for Data Integration; Boulton, Geoffrey; Hodson, Simon; Archer, Phil; Cox, Simon; Hanisch, Robert; Michener, William; Rumble, John; Sansone, Susanna; Wyatt, Sally; Wyborn, Lesley
In June 2017, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and its Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) brought together international scientific unions and associations of ICSU and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) that have made major strides in this area of work, as well as other organisations that curate standards and vocabularies for particular disciplines. The objective of the meeting was to develop an action plan to realise the full potential of the data science, technologies, and infrastructures currently being created by specific disciplinary groups and expand those efforts on an inter- and trans-disciplinary basis.
The meeting identified key opportunities of the digital revolution and how they can be achieved. Priorities for action include:
Such a programme will entail a long-term, decadal commitment. It will convene and support the scientific members of ICSU and ISSC, serve as a mechanism for their engagement with relevant international research initiatives, significantly strengthen their data capacities and relate to the priorities of research funding bodies such as the Belmont Forum. The immediate next step was a major ICSU-CODATA workshop in November 2017 to bring together the full range of scientific international unions and associations with organisations working on complex global problems to sharpen the design of the flagship project and create the international, multi-disciplinary data community needed to convert these opportunities into solutions.
DATA INTEGRATION - First Workshop Report - FINAL - 171003.pdf