[CODATA-international] Major new study funded on the diplomacy of scientific data

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue May 18 11:39:33 EDT 2021

<https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/IGY.jpeg>The European
Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious advanced grants to Dr.
Simone Turchetti of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and
Medicine (CHSTM – FBMH). The 2.2-million-euro grant will fund “NEWORLD(at)A
– Negotiating World Research Data – A science diplomacy study
a major case study on the diplomacy of scientific data aiming at shedding
new light on the origins of the global system of scientific data exchange.
Exploring untapped archival documents (including the extensive
archives of CODATA,
the Committee on Data of the International Science Council
<https://codata.org/>) and seeking to chart patterns of circulation,
especially between Global North and South countries, the study will also
shape a unique collaboration between leading world research centres across
Europe and beyond devoted to the study of data from international relations
and history of science perspectives.

For further info, please contact: simone.turchetti at manchester.ac.uk

NEWORLD at A: Negotiating World Research Data: A science diplomacy study:
Project Abstract

data are vital components of any scientific enterprise and the introduction
of more inclusive world data exchange practices is a decisive factor,
locally and globally, in strengthening capacity for research and innovation
and tackling societal challenges. Yet we now comparatively little about
what international negotiations have paved the way to the current global
system of research data circulation and exchange. NEWORLD at A aims to provide
the first comprehensive survey about the sets of science diplomacy
exercises that have contributed to shape the current world data exchange
system. This study will pioneer transnational research collaborations in
order to successfully reconstruct these key historical transitions, also
enmeshing non-Western narratives in the study of research data
negotiations. Through an original combination of quantitative and
qualitative methods, the study will first map existing networking patterns
of data circulation and reveal existing imbalances in the world
distribution of research data centres. It will then chart the international
legal infrastructure that supports this distribution. It will also identify
the historical determinants for the shape of world data exchange networks
through an investigation of relevant archival documents across the world
discussing the relevant negotiations and decision-making processes. They
study will focus in particular on interactions between: non-governmental
and governmental transnational organizations such as those under the aegis
of ISC, the International Science Council <https://council.science/> (formerly
ICSU) and UNESCO; Western and Eastern blocs in the context of the Cold War
science race; and Global North and South nations in the uses of research
data for development purposes. Shedding new light on how these interactions
have shaped the current research data circulation system will finally
provide the analysis needed to inform current policy provisions on how to
make these systems more inclusive and responsive to global challenges.




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