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World Data System Data Stewardship Award

Highlights contributions to improved scientific data stewardship by early career researchers and enables them to travel to SciDataCon Conference.

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.

Award

  • Award presentation in plenary at SciDataCon 2018 (part of International Data Week, 5–8 November in Gaborone, Botswana).
  • Conference participation: travel expenses (economy airfare), lodging costs, and registration.
  • A prize.

Royal Society Te Apārangi will support nominations to the WDS from eligible early career New Zealand researchers.

Current status 

Nominations for the World Data System Data Stewardship Award are open.  

Nominations must be submitted by Thursday 17 May 2018 at 5.00 pm (NZST). 

If you have any queries about the World Data System Data Stewardship Award please contact: International.Applications@royalsociety.org.nz