[CODATA-international] Call for Proposals, CODATA Task Groups 2018-2020 - Deadline 15 June 2018

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Nov 7 11:56:21 EST 2017

CODATA invites proposals for Task Groups to be approved by the 31st CODATA
General Assembly
<http://www.codata.org/events/general-assembly/general-assembly-2018>  which
will be held on 26 October 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana, following International
Data Week 2018 <http://internationaldataweek.org>, 22-26 October 2018
our research conference SciDataCon 2018 <http://www.scidatacon.org/>).

The final deadline for submissions of Task Group Proposals is 15 June 2018.
Proposals will be reviewed by the CODATA Executive Committee and by
external experts.  Recommendations will be presented to the CODATA General
Assembly which will select the Task Groups.

Potential Task Groups are invited to submit draft proposals for comment by
the CODATA Executive Committee.  Such draft proposals should be submitted
in the attached form to Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director
simon at codata.org no later than 28 February 2018.  Feedback will be provided
no later than 30 April 2018.

Task Groups are approved by the General Assembly for 2 years. Existing
CODATA Task Groups may apply for renewal and are subject to the same
criteria, as described in the attached document.

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 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
   - 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,

On behalf of Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director

What has CODATA delivered recently? See
the CODATA Prospectus: Strategy and Achievement, 2015-2016

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

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

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