[CODATA-international] About the CODATA International List Re: Crowdsourcing a collection of papers with Sustainable Development Goals
Simon Hodson, ED CODATA
simon at codata.org
Fri Aug 21 04:46:19 EDT 2020
To subscribers to the CODATA International list, greetings;
The message below from Anita Dewaard has caused a number of people to write to me to express concerns and request clarification about the relationship of CODATA to the initiative described.
I would like to take this opportunity, therefore, to clarify the nature of the CODATA International list and remind readers that the appearance of a third party post on this list does not necessary imply endorsement by CODATA.
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The message from Anita is an instance of function 2.
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> On 19 Aug 2020, at 19:36, Dewaard, Anita (ELS-HBE) <A.dewaard at elsevier.com> wrote:
> Five years ago, the UN General Assembly set forth 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) designed to pave the path to a more sustainable future. The goals are measured against various targets and indicators to be achieved by 2030. To make the best decision on which research to fund, program evaluators must have a clear view of the landscape of research supporting the SDGs. This understanding can reveal gaps requiring additional funding and support.
> To identify the relevant research for each SDG, the RELX Corporate Responsibility program and several Elsevier Data Scientists have developed a crowdsourcing platform to facilitate matching research publications to the relevant SDGs. The purpose of this work is to create an open knowledge base to help identify which research supports which SDG. The aggregated crowdsourced set of article identifiers matched to SDG’s will be made available through Elsevier’s ICSR Lab, to support the scholarly community.
> We hereby invite all community members to support this effort, by doing the following:
> Access the SDG matching tool on the RELX SDG Resource Centre: https://sdgresources.relx.com/match-research-to-sdgs <https://sdgresources.relx.com/match-research-to-sdgs>
> Select a paper from the list, or upload a paper you think is related to one of the SDG’s
> Choose the SDG indicators related to the paper.
> The full set of article identifiers related to SDG’s will be made available for research purposes through the ICSR. You can apply for access to ICSR Lab:https://www.elsevier.com/icsr/icsrlab <https://www.elsevier.com/icsr/icsrlab>
> For more on the RELX SDG Resource Center, see: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/7-ways-you-can-use-our-sdg-resource-centre <https://www.elsevier.com/connect/7-ways-you-can-use-our-sdg-resource-centre>
> For more information on the RELX SDG efforts, please contact Bamini Jayabalasingham, b.jayabalasingham at elsevier.com <mailto:b.jayabalasingham at elsevier.com>
> With kind regards,
> Anita de Waard (she/her <https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why>)
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