[CODATA-international] Call for CODATA Task Group Proposals, 2016: deadline 11 July

Simon CODATA simon at codata.org
Tue Jun 21 05:57:33 EDT 2016

CODATA has released a call inviting proposals for Task Groups to be presented to the CODATA General Assembly on 11 September 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

The attached document provides detail of the required scope of such Task Groups as well as an indication of some priority areas.  Proposals should be sent to simon at codata.org <mailto:simon at codata.org> on the form included in that document no later than 11 July 2016.

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:
To promote Open Data principles, policies and practices;
To advance the frontiers of data science and its adaptation to scientific research;
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 data.
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 science’;
examining and articulating the processes and standards for the creation of reusable online materials and the development of those materials;
examining and addressing issues around access to research software, the maintenance and development of Open Source research software.
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.

With very best wishes,

Please note that I will be in leave from 18-26 June.

REGISTER NOW for SCIDATACON and INTERNATIONAL DATA WEEK http://www.internationaldataweek.org/

CALL FOR NEW CODATA TASK GROUPS, DEADLINE 11 JULY: http://www.codata.org/news/109/62/Call-for-CODATA-Task-Group-Proposals-2016-deadline-11-July
Dr Simon Hodson | Executive Director CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: simon at codata.org | Twitter: @simonhodson99 | Skype: simonhodson99
Blog: http://www.codata.org/blog
Diary: http://bit.ly/simonhodson99-calendar
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96 | Tel (Cell): +33 6 86 30 42 59

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

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.codata.org/pipermail/codata-international_lists.codata.org/attachments/20160621/733a9cf8/attachment-0006.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: CODATA TG Proposal 2016-Form-v03.rtf
Type: text/rtf
Size: 5097329 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.codata.org/pipermail/codata-international_lists.codata.org/attachments/20160621/733a9cf8/attachment.bin>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.codata.org/pipermail/codata-international_lists.codata.org/attachments/20160621/733a9cf8/attachment-0007.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: CODATA TG Proposal 2016-Form-v03.docx
Type: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
Size: 118181 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.codata.org/pipermail/codata-international_lists.codata.org/attachments/20160621/733a9cf8/attachment.docx>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.codata.org/pipermail/codata-international_lists.codata.org/attachments/20160621/733a9cf8/attachment-0008.html>

More information about the CODATA-international mailing list