[CODATA-international] DEADLINE EXTENDED: CODATA Task Group Proposals, 2016, FINAL DEADLINE COB 25 July

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Fri Jul 8 02:14:19 EDT 2016

In response to many requests, CODATA has agreed to extend the deadline for
Task Group proposals.  Proposals for Task Groups should be sent to
simon at codata.org on the form included in that document no later than
COB on Monday
25 July 2016.  This is an absolutely final deadline.

The attached document provides detail of the required scope of such Task
Groups as well as an indication of some priority areas.

The call is open to new Task Groups or to existing Task Groups to renew
their activities.

Task Groups are an important means through which CODATA delivers on its
mission and Strategic Plan.  It is imperative that Task Groups should have
clearly defined outputs that contribute to one or more of the strategic
priorities that are laid out in that plan.

The three priority areas in the CODATA Strategy are as follows:

1.     To promote Open Data principles, policies and practices;

2.     To advance the frontiers of data science and its adaptation to
scientific research;

3.     To build capacity for improving skills and the functioning
of science systems (particularly in low and middle income countries - LMICs)

The call suggests some high priority topics under each of these headings
(see the call document for further details):

*Open data principles, policies and practices*

·         developing good practice and recommendations around data
principles and policies;

·         examining the limits of openness;

·         synthesizing and advancing work on the benefits of data sharing;

·         exploring the theme of data diplomacy to consider
what international agreements can promote the more open availability of

*Frontiers of Data Science*

·         Reproducibility in research

·         Statistical, epistemological and ethical challenges of Big Data

·         Criteria for selection and preservation of research data

·         Development of glossaries, data dictionaries or ontologies

·         Data integration and data strategies for
international, transdisciplinary research programmes

*Capacity building, data skills and education*

·         analyzing requirements for data education

·         developing and refining the curriculum for ‘research data

·         examining and articulating the processes and standards for
the creation of reusable online materials and the development of those

·         examining and addressing issues around access to
research software, the maintenance and development of Open Source research

Task Group proposals addressing these or similar issues are particularly
encouraged.  This does not mean that Task Group proposals addressing areas
not described below will be considered out of scope: we invite and
encourage innovative ideas from the CODATA community.



Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org

Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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