[CODATA-international] Ask Me Anything Call on CODATA Wednesday, October 16th at 14:00-15:00 UTC (10:00-11:00EDT)

Mervyn O'Luing mervyn.oluing at insight-centre.org
Mon Oct 14 04:17:46 EDT 2019

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Hello everyone,

We hope this email finds you well!

We are writing to invite you to yet another "Ask me Anything" meeting, this
time dedicated to *CODATA

Our speaker *Simon Hodson *will talk about *CODATA *and its mission and in
particular the preparation for a decadal programme, under the auspices of
the International Science Council (ISC), to make data work better for
cross-domain global grand challenges. The *FAIR* principles have enabled us
to accelerate progress in improved data stewardship.  It is essential for
us to apply further effort to the *I* and the *R* of *FAIR*:
interoperability and reusability.  This is particularly striking in those
areas of research and policy priority (climate change adaptation,
sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, resilient and healthy
cities, etc) where progress cannot be made without making data from many
different sources work together.

*CODATA *is the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (
*ISC*). *CODATA *exists to promote global collaboration to improve the
availability and usability of data for all areas of research. *CODATA* supports
the principle that data produced by research and susceptible to be used for
research should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary.
*CODATA* works
also to advance the interoperability and the usability of such data:
research data should be intelligently open or *FAIR*. By promoting the
policy, technological and cultural changes that are essential to make
research data more widely available and more usable, *CODATA* helps advance
*IS*C’s mission of strengthening international science for the benefit of

If you are interested in attending *please note that registration is
required**: * *https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codata-new-decadal-programme-and-rda-summer-schools-tickets-76687471291

Additional information:

The talk will be held *online <https://iu.zoom.us/j/6703697984>* on *Wednesday,
October 16th at 1**4**:00-1**5**:00* *UTC* *(1**0**:00-1**1**:00 EDT)*

*Click here
 to find out the time of the event in your time zone.

Some short information about the speaker:

*Short bio*

Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. Simon
is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He as
contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research
Data Management Policies https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.27872 and to the
Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World
http://www.science-international.org/#accord As part of his CODATA role,
Simon leads or participants in numerous projects, Working Groups and
Steering Groups. Currently, he is: Project Director, African Open Science
Platform Project http://africanopenscience.org.za/?page_id=54 Chair,
European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data, which is preparing a
report and guidelines on how to make FAIR data a reality
https://ec.europa.eu/research/openscience/pdf/fair_eg.pdf; Co-chair, OECD
Global Science Forum Project on Sustainable Business Models for Data
Co-chair, GEO Data Sharing Working Group, to which CODATA has made a
longterm contribution http://www.earthobservations.org/dswg.php; Co-chair,
IRIDIUM Research Data Management Glossary Working Group, which is a
collaboration between CODATA, CASRAI and Research Data Canada
Simon is also is a member of the Board of Directors
http://datadryad.org/pages/ourTeam of the Dryad Data Repository
http://datadryad.org/, a not-for-profit initiative to make the data
underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and
citable; and he sits on the Scientific Advisory Board
https://www.cessda.eu/eng/About/Governance of CESSDA ERIC
https://www.cessda.eu/, the European data infrastructure for the social
sciences. Simon has a strong research background, as well as considerable
project and programme management experience: from 2009 to 2013, as
Programme Manager, he led two successive phases of Jisc's innovative
Managing Research Data programme in the UK.

*Twitter*: @simonhodson99 AND @codataNEWS

*ORCID:* https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3179-7270


The Early Careers and RDA14th Plenary co-located meeting is on Tue, 22
October 2019, at 15:00 - 17:00, prior to the ‘RDA for Newcomers’ session.
You can find further information on the RDA website here

Looking forward to talking with you!

Mervyn O Luing

*on behalf of the *Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG)
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