[CODATA-international] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 OCTOBER - Call for Applications to Host International Data Week 2021 or 2023

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Sep 24 08:51:21 EDT 2019

*In response to a number of requests, the founding organisations have
agreed to extend the deadline for applications to host International Data
Week 2021 and/or 2023 to 28 October.*

This landmark event is organised by the Committee on Data (CODATA) and the
World Data System (WDS) of the International Science Council (ISC), and the
Research Data Alliance (RDA). It brings together data scientists,
researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data
stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit
the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven
discovery and innovation. IDW combines the RDA Plenary Meeting, the
biannual meeting of this international member organisation working to
develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and
reuse, and SciDataCon, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers
of data in research organised by CODATA and WDS. Two editions have taken
place to date:

1. IDW 2016, 11–17 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA; attended by 840
data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the

2. IDW 2018, 5–8 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana; attended by more than
850 international data professionals and researchers.

The founding organisations wish for International Data Week to become a
biennial meeting place for the global data community. We are therefore
inviting proposals to host the third and fourth editions of this exciting
event in September/October/November 2021 and 2023 respectively.

The primary objective of the conference is to bring together a large and
representative part of the global data community. IDW 2016 and 2018 were
huge successes and we want to continue that trajectory and increase impact.
These are important times in the world of data and we seek local partners
and a venue that will help us communicate that buzz.

International Data Week is a global and inclusive event. The organisers are
keen to engage with cities and countries where we have not held an IDW or
related meeting before. The organisers encourage proposals from the global
South; proposals from the global North should show how they will work with
the organisers to maximise participation from LMICs. Wherever the proposal
comes from it will be important to demonstrate how the partnership will
advance to missions of the founding organisations, ensure the impact of IDW
and enhance membership and engagement with the three organisations.

Applications should demonstrate that local hosts have access to a suitable
venue; strong support from local organisations and government; good
connections to universities, industry, and research organisations in the
country and region; and solid financial support.

We envision IDW 2021 and 2023 as four-day events that integrate the
activities of a SciDataCon international conference and an RDA Plenary
Meeting. Each IDW is expected to include both research sessions and focused
working meetings, as well as broad plenary sessions of general interest.
The days before and after each event will be set aside for the business and
governance meetings of CODATA, RDA, and WDS, and potentially other
co-located meetings.
Application Deadline

Applications should be sent by email to all of the IDW founding
organisation representatives listed below no later than 28 October 2019 in
electronic format based on the details and template available in the IDW
Guidelines document (annexed herein).

Applications should be addressed to:

   - Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director at simon[at]codata.org
   - Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General, at hilary.hanahoe[at]
   - Rorie Edmunds, WDS Acting Executive Director, at rorie.edmunds[at]

*International Data Week (IDW) Meeting Guidelines PDF


*Call for Applications to Host International Data Week 2021 or 2023*
deadline 30 September

*Call for Applications - The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science School, Costa
Rica, 2-13 December 2019*
deadline 1 October 2019

*Call for Applications - The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science
School, Pretoria, 13–24 January 2020*
- deadline
15 October 2019

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