[CODATA-international] AGU Session on Trustworthy Digital Repositories in Developing Countries

Alex de Sherbinin adesherbinin at ciesin.columbia.edu
Tue Jul 21 09:56:46 EDT 2020

Dear All: This is a last reminder. Remember that the deadline for abstract
submission is a week from tomorrow. Cheers, Alex

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 5:19 PM Alex de Sherbinin <
adesherbinin at ciesin.columbia.edu> wrote:

> Dear colleague,
> You are invited to submit an abstract to the following session of the Fall
> 2020 American Geophysical Union meeting virtual (mostly) and in San
> Francisco, CA (December 7-11).
> *IN040 - The Importance of Trustworthy Digital Repositories for Open Data
> in Developing Countries*
> https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Session/104192
> Developed countries have seen a marked acceleration in scientific advances
> in part due to robust data infrastructure and disciplinary data
> repositories. Unfortunately, many developing countries have been slow to
> adopt open data policies and practices, and many data sets either remain
> inaccessible (and at risk of loss) on researchers' computers or require a
> personal approach to government agency staff to obtain. Development
> partners and researchers from the Global North often expatriate data
> because host governments lack policies and infrastructure for data
> archiving. *The goal of this session is to learn from the experiences of
> developing country data centers and international data groups (e.g., WDS,
> CODATA, RDA) seeking to develop data infrastructure in developing countries
> that adheres to FAIR data principles.* It is open to any individual or
> organization that is working to build indigenous capacity for data
> management, dissemination, and preservation in the Global South. *We
> particularly welcome representatives of developing country repositories who
> wish to share their experiences, and hope that the virtual format will
> enable greater participation.*
> Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is *Wednesday, 29
> July* at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.
> For general information about abstract submissions visit:
> https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/prelim.cgi/Home/0
> Please circulate this to your colleagues who may have interest in this
> session. We look forward to receiving your contribution.
> Sincerely,
> Alex de Sherbinin (convener)
> NASA SEDAC and CIESIN, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New
> York NY, USA
> Rorie Edmunds (co-convener)
> ICSU World Data System, Tokyo, Japan
> Paul Bartel  (co-convener)
> SERVIR West Africa and AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niamey, Niger

Alex de Sherbinin, PhD   (*he/him/his*)
Associate Director, Science Applications Division and Sr. Research Scientist
CIESIN <http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu>, The Earth Institute
<https://www.earth.columbia.edu/> at Columbia University
Tel. +1-845-365-8936,  ORCID <https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8875-4864> and web
site <http://www.columbia.edu/~amd155/>
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