[CODATA-international] Fwd: December 2018/January 2019 Edition | Big Data strategies to address Social Need | The World Bank Open Data Toolkit | Turning Data into Insights

Simon Hodson, ED CODATA simon at codata.org
Fri Dec 21 12:16:51 EST 2018

Please see below: the Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter which is produced by members of the CODATA Linked Open Data and Global Disaster Risk Research Task Group.

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The Future of Science and Science of the Future: Vision and Strategy for the African Open Science Platform https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2222418 <https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2222418>

The European Commission Expert Group Report ‘Turning FAIR into Reality’ was published on 23 November: https://doi.org/10.2777/1524 <https://doi.org/10.2777/1524>

‘A milestone in the history of science’: proposed redefinition of the International System of Units based on the work of the  <http://www.codata.org/news/295/62/A-milestone-in-the-history-of-science-based-on-work-of-the-CODATA-the-Committee-on-Data-of-the-International-Science-Council>CODATA <http://www.codata.org/news/295/62/A-milestone-in-the-history-of-science-based-on-work-of-the-CODATA-the-Committee-on-Data-of-the-International-Science-Council>

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