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Challenges before ICSU Committee on Data for Science & Technology (CODATA) in strengthening the Knowledge Society

Krishan Lal

President, CODATA

&

National Physical Laboratory

New Delhi

Brain-Storming Workshop on Mobilizing the Information and Knowledge Society: Crossed Perspectives, IBM Research Centre, New Delhi, 21 June 2010

outline
Outline
  • CODATA- An Introduction
  • Role of CODATA in Diverse Fields of Science and Technology

Task Groups and Other Activities

  • Activities of CODATA in Materials Science and Technology
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CODATA, Committee on Data for Science and Technology : An Interdisciplinary Body of the International Council for Science [ICSU]

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ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology – CODATA

General Information

  • An independent legal organization, which works in
  • close collaboration with ICSU and the ICSU family
  • Established in 1966 – Was born at Bombay (Mumbai) India
  • Moved to France 1975
  • First General Assembly was held in 1968
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CODATA’s Mission

To strengthen international science for the benefit of society by promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use

www.codata.org

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ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology – CODATA

General Information

    • Headquarters at 5 rue AugusteVacquerie 5016 Paris, France; shifted from 51, Blvd de Montmorency, 75016 Paris;
    • Executive Director- Kathleen Cass
    • Web site: http://www.codata.org
    • Data Science Journal
  • http://dsj.codataweb.org
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ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology – CODATA

General Information

Present Executive Committee

President: Prof. Krishan LAL (India) (2006-2010)Vice President: Prof. Steve ROSSOUW (S. Africa) (2006-2010)Vice President: Dr. Gordon H. WOOD (Canada) (2006-2010)Secretary General: Dr. Bob CHEN (USA) (2008-2012) Treasurer: Prof. Michel SABOURIN (2008-2012)

Members (2008-2010):Dr. Marcelle GAUNE-ESCARD,France;Prof. Takashi Gojobori, Japan;Dr. Sara GRAVES, USA; Prof. GUO Huadong, China; Prof. Fedor KUZNETSOV, Russia; Prof. Ray NORRIS, IAU; Prof. Antoni NOWAKOWSKI, Poland; Prof. Mikhail ZGUROVSKY, Ukraine

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ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology – CODATA

General Information

CODATA is a non governmental organization

25 Member Countries

16 International Scientific Unions as Members

4 Co-opted Scientific Organizations

13 Supporting Organizations(Industry, Government and Academia)

member countries
Australia

Brazil

Cameroon

Canada

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taipei

Czech Republic

France*

Georgia

Germany*

India

Indonesia

* Associate Member

Ireland

Israel

Japan

Korea

Nigeria

Poland

Russia

Senegal

South Africa

Thailand

Ukraine

UK

USA

Member Countries
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Scientific Unions

  • International Astronomical Union
  • International Union of Pure and AppliedChemistry
  • International Union of Pure and AppliedPhysics
  • International Union of Biological Sciences
  • International Geographical Union
  • International Union of Crystallography
  • International Union of Biochemistry and MolecularBiology
  • International Union of Geological Sciences
  • International Union of Psychological Science
  • International Union of Pure and AppliedBiophysics
  • International Union of Nutritional Sciences
  • International Union of Pharmacology
  • International Union of ImmunologicalSocieties
  • International Union of MicrobiologicalSocieties
  • International Union of SoilScientists
  • IUGG
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Co-opted Organizations

  • ICSU Panel on World Data Centers
  • Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Services
  • International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
  • World Federation for Culture Collections
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Supporting Organizations

  • Defense Technical Information
  • Springer-Verlag
  • All Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information
  • Chemical Abstracts Services
  • Fachinformationszentrum Chemie, Gmbh
  • Japan association for International Chemical Information
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Design Institute for Physical Property Data (DIPPR) American Institute for Chemical Engineers
  • Japan Society of Information and Knowledge
  • Protein Data Bank
  • Protein Information Resources
  • Russian Research Centre for Standardization, Information and Certification of Materials (VNITS SMV)
  • Stroyteks
codata achieves its mission through
CODATA Achieves its Mission through:
  • Task Groups
  • National Member Activities
  • Participation in Important International Initiatives, e.g. WSIS
  • Organizes Biennial International Conferences
  • CODATA Electronic Data Science Journal
  • Publications
  • Workshops
  • Studies and Reports
  • Co-operation and Liaison with Other Scientific Organizations
publications
Publications
  • A large number of Monographs and other documents have been published (Springer).
  • Currently the Data Science Journal is being published electronically, courtesy Japanese e-platform.
recognition of outstanding contributions
Recognition of Outstanding Contributions
  • Outstanding contributions in data science are being recognized by the biennial CODATA Prize.
  • CODATA has introduced Young Scientists Award for Best Paper at its Intl. Conference; Special Sessions by young scientists; more to follow
  • Canadian CODATA National Committee has shown exemplary initiative to sponsor young researchers to CODATA International Conferences.
codata task groups
Anthropometric Data and Engineering

Biodiversity, Observation and Specimen Records

Data Sources for Sustainable Development in SADC Countries

e-Gy Earth and Space Science Data Interoperability

Exchangeable Materials Data Representation to Support Scientific Research and Education

Fundamental Constants

Gas Hydrates

Global Information Commons for Science Initiative-EU Activities

Polar Year Data Policy and Management

Preservation of and Access to S&T Data in Developing Countries

CODATA Task Groups
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CODATA Task Groups

Relevant to VAMAS

  • e-Gy Earth and Space Science Data Interoperability
  • Exchangeable Materials Data Representation to Support Scientific Research and Education
  • Fundamental Constants
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Preservation of and Access to S&T Data in Developing Countries
codata data science journal
CODATA Data Science Journal
  • A peer-reviewed electronic journal
  • Publishing papers on the management of data and databases in Science and Technology
  • The scope of the journal includes descriptions of data systems, their publication on the internet, applications and legal issues
  • All of the Sciences are covered, including the Physical Sciences, Engineering, the Geosciences and the Biosciences, along with Agriculture and the Medical Science.

http://dsj.codataweb.org/

biennal international conferences
Biennal International Conferences
  • Recent Past
    • Berlin 2004
    • Beijing 2006 (Over 600 participants from 30 countries) http://www.codata.org/06conf/index.html

Kiev 2008 http://www.codata.org/06conf/index.html

  • Forthcoming Conference:Cape Town October 2010

www.codata2010.org

collaboration with international organizations a sample
Collaboration with International Organizations: A Sample
  • International Council for Science (ICSU)

IPYproject

  • UNESCO
  • Org. of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
  • Global Biodiversity Information Framework (GBIF)
  • Global Earth Observation Systems of Systems (GEOSS)
  • International Association of Networking Publications (INASP)
  • International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)
  • Science Commons
  • EU bodies
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Preparatory Phase: Geneva, Dec 2003

Final Phase: Tunis, November 2005

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WSIS – The First PhaseCulmination in Geneva

  • In December 2003, more than 172 countries participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at Geneva
  • In collaboration with ICSU and UNESCO, it held an International Workshop in UNESCO in March 2003 on “The Role of Science in the Information Society”
  • A nine point Agenda for Action came from this Workshop
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WSIS First Phase:

Geneva, December 2003

Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action

Adopted by 175 countries

Paragraph 7:

“Science has a central role in the development of the Information Society.”

Article 10 of the Agenda for Action:Emphasis on “Access to Information and Knowledge,” and

Article 23 recognizes the important role of “e-Science.”

major codata activities between geneva 2003 and tunis 2005
Major CODATA activities between Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005)
  • Special Session at 19th International Conference of CODATA, Nov 2004, Berlin
  • International Workshop on “Creating theInformation Commons for e-Science: Toward Institutional Policies and Guidelines for Action”Paris, 1-2 Sep 2005
  • Three Sessions at the World Summit on Information Society, Tunis, November 2005
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Partners

ICSU,

ICSTI,

INASP,

UNESCO,

US National Academy of Sciences,

TWAS, and

in collaboration of the OECD

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A Significant Achievement

Helped in firming up the new initiative on Global Information Commons for Science after discussions from legal, economic and other perspectives

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“Science helped to create the Information Society—it can now help extend that society to all.”

Iwata, S., and R.S. Chen. 2005. Science and the Digital Divide (editorial). Science 310 (5747, 21 October): 405.

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CODATA and Task DA-06-01of GEOSS

Lead Author: Paul F. Uhlir

Core Authors: Robert Chen

Charles Barton Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz Katleen Janssen

A white paper on guidelines for data sharing for GEOSS

important landmarks
Important Landmarks

March 2006: Discussions with the International

Council for Science, ICSU

April 2006: Discussions commence with GEO

Secretariat CODATA a Co-Lead on the Task

October 2006: GEO/CODATA organize a meeting in

Beijing around CODATA Conference

(CODATA appointedlead on Task)

June 2007: First draft of White Paper and

Summary

continued
Continued………

September 2007: Presented to ADC meeting Washington

October 2007:Update of White Paper based on comments

November 2007: Presented to GEO Plenary and Ministerial, Cape Town

May 2008:Update of White Paper based on comments

Dividing the document into two components

White Paper

Implementation Guidelines

final steps
Final Steps

2008: BucharestPlenary (in place of Beijing)

2009: Presentation to GEO Plenary in Washington

2010: Ministériel Meeting

communia the european thematic network on the public domain in the digital age
COMMUNIA The European Thematic Network on the Public Domain in the Digital Age
  • European point of reference for both theoretical and practical analysis as well as strategic policy discussion of existing andemerging issues related to the public domain in the digital environment - as well as related topics including, but not limited, alternative forms of licensing for creative material; open access to scientific publications and research results; management of works whose authors are unknown (i.e. orphan works)
communia contd
COMMUNIA Contd…

Coverage

  • Geographical territory of the European Union as well as neighbouring and accessing countries
  • Plans to build strategic relationships with third countries such as the United States and Brazil
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COMMUNIA Contd…

Activities and Deliverables during three years

  • Thematic workshops (3/yr) and conferences (1/yr) to maintain a strong link between all the participants and use face-to-face meetings as a source of material for the analytical and practical work of the project
  • Production of a book
  • Establishment of an academic journal
  • A "best practices" guide for European research and reference centers on the topics covered by COMMUNIA
  • A final strategic report containing policy guidelines that will help all the stakeholders tackling the issues that the existence of a digital public domain have raised and will undoubtetdly continue to raise.
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COMMUNIA Contd…

Stakeholders

  • EU Member States
  • Three candidate countries and Switzerland
  • USA and Brazil
  • CODATA
  • Creative Commons
  • EBLIDA
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Challenges Facing CODATA

  • CODATA has the potential to serve with other organizations as a vehicle of development in the least developed regions, particularly in increasing the quality and spread of education.
  • There is a great scope in integrating traditional knowledge base with the main stream in a transparent and ethical manner.
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Good efforts distributed in several organizations:

Some examples

CSIR—NGRI, NML,NPL, TKDL and others

DAE--- BARC, IGCAR

DBT---Sponsors these activities

DST--- Sponsors these activities

ICAR

ICMR

ONGC

Data Science and Indian Scenario

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Need for Digital Repositories in all organizations

Already initiatives are being taken by many institutes

Data Science and Indian Scenario

challenges before codata
Challenges before CODATA
  • Need for organizing Data Science as an important discipline

Examples of emerging areas: Combinatorial Material Science; Design of Materials

  • Data and Information an important part of ICSU Strategic Plan
  • Active participation in International Activities like CODATA Task Groups,
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Challenges before CODATA

Possibilities of Strong International Collaboration

ICSU

CODATA

IAP

UNIDO ??

summary
Summary
  • CODATA, its Mission and activities
  • Participation in international initiatives like those of UNESCO and ICSU
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Dhanyavad

Cnacudo

Merci

Arigatogozaimasu

Thank You

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