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Call for Nominations – WDS data stewardship award

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By AuthorAID Team | May 3, 2018  |


The World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) have announced a Call for Nominations for their Data Stewardship award 2018.

AuthorAID will be nominating at least one researcher from our community, so if you an early-career researcher* who has been innovative with data use and stewardship, we want to hear from you!

In today’s digital era, data-enabled scientific research cannot fully benefit society without scrupulous data stewardship. The pressing challenges faced by the planet and humankind require discipline-integrated research and sound science-driven policies that are critically dependent on trusted scientific data. The World Data System(WDS) of the International Council for Science(ICSU) supports long-term stewardship of quality-assured scientific data and data services across a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations

Email us at authoraid@inasp.info and tell us why you think you (or one of your colleagues) deserve to be nominated for this award.

The best entry will be submitted as the official AuthorAID nomination for the WDS award. The winner of the overall competition will be presented presented with their award and a prize in plenary at SciDataCon 2018 (part of International Data Week, 5–8 November in Gaborone, Botswana)—alongside the 2017 Award winner, Linhuan Wu—with their attendance covered by the ICSU World Data System.

For more information on the award, please see the WDS website: https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/call-for-nominations-wds-data-stewardship-award-2018

*note that Nominees must be under the age of 40 and within ten (10) years of the award of their Masters or PhD, or equivalent professional training

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