[CODATA-international] ONE MONTH TO GO: CODATA Connect – Data Science Journal Early Career Essay Competition 2021, DEADLINE 31 AUGUST
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Fri Jul 30 02:28:24 EDT 2021
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On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 7:23 AM Asha CODATA <asha at codata.org> wrote:
> CODATA Connect Early Career and Alumni Network in collaboration with the
> CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) is pleased to announce its second Essay
> Competition for Early-Career Researchers (ECR). The competition is open to
> all ECRs, defined as a university undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate
> students or early career researchers/data professionals within five years
> of completing their highest qualification.
> CODATA Connect exists to ensure a structural and sustained collaboration
> and support for the activities of the alumni of CODATA-RDA Summer Schools,
> of the CODATA China and Trieste Training Workshops and other early-career
> researchers and data professionals involved in the CODATA community and
> those of partner organisations.
> Topic for the Essay: “Challenges and Benefits for governments and industry
> involvement in the Open Data Initiative”
> Participants interested in disseminating information on research data
> in the sciences, humanities and the arts using essays as the medium are
> welcome to apply.
> Topics might include but are not limited to human health, climate
> change, resilience, etc.
> Essays that discuss the necessary limits in openness are also in scope
> and are welcome (e.g. personal health information, indigenous sovereignty,
> Essays that discuss the challenges and benefits in making data as open
> as possible and the roles the government and industry can play is welcome.
> Essays might discuss challenges at any point in the data lifecycle and
> in relation to any of a number of global and societal challenges.
> We discourage essays that simply present well known and generic
> arguments in favour of open data.
> Essays are encouraged to use local or specific examples for the
> benefits of open data and to discuss how challenges can be overcome in both
> specific circumstances and more globally.
> RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
> The dates for the essay writing are 7th June to 31st August 2021.
> The Essay Writing Competition is open to all CODATA-RDA Summer Schools
> Alumni and all early career researchers/data professionals.
> The Essay must adhere to Data Science Journal guidelines for Essays.
> They should cover topics and controversies of interest to the community and
> aim to stimulate discussion and debate. Essays may be provocative and less
> focused on reporting original research work but should still consist of
> original thoughts and ideas. More information on the criteria for essay
> submission at the DSJ can be found here:
> The essay writing time is 3 months and the length of the essay should
> be 2000-3000 words. References do not count as part of the word limit.
> Each essay must contain the full name(s), affiliations and contacts
> details of the authors.
> Essays are only accepted in the English language.
> THE JUDGING PANEL
> The panel of judges consists of representatives from the CODATA community
> and editors of the CODATA Data Science Journal. The judges’ decision is
> final and may not be appealed. The review process will be single-blind:
> judges will not know the identity of the authors.
> JUDGING CRITERIA
> Essays should be interesting, original and provocative but also clearly
> situated in a body of knowledge. It is important that the authors show an
> appropriate knowledge of the chosen research area for discussions. Other
> criteria include but are not limited to:
> Contemporary relevance of the topic to the science of data.
> Demonstrated awareness of the state of discussion around the topic.
> Essays do not need to include a comprehensive literature review but must
> illustrate where their argument fits into the broader discussion in the
> Strength and persuasiveness of the argument, underpinned by reference
> to literature, evidence and data.
> Clarity of writing and appeal of writing style.
> Essays must adhere to DSJ submission guidelines:
> Winner will be awarded with a cash prize of
> - 1st : $500/-
> - 2nd: $300/-
> - 3rd: $200/-
> The winning essay will be published in DSJ for free along with a formal
> certification of their achievement.
> Shortlisted essays will be invited for submission to the CODATA Data
> Science Journal (the usual peer review, article processing charges and
> waiver terms will apply).
> SUBMITTING ESSAYS
> - The deadline for submitting the essays is 23:59 UTC on Tuesday 31
> August 2021. Essays should be submitted via DSJ submission platform:
> - Please make sure that you write “Essay Writing Competition June
> 2021: Your Name [Surname, Firstname]” in the author comments.
> - Please provide your Name, Degree, Address and Institutional
> Affiliation in the author comments. If you are in the ECR category please
> provide the date of completion of the last degree.
> ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
> The selected essay winner will be announced on the CODATA website
> https://www.codata.org by Thursday 30 September 2021. The winner will
> also be contacted through the CODATA Connect email.
> CODATA reserves the right to publish the winners’ name and affiliation, as
> well as the winning essay in the CODATA Data Science Journal:
> For further enquiries and information, contact: codataconnect at codata.org
> If you wish to read the Essays of the Winners of the 1st Essay Competition
> 2020, they are shared on
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