preview_accord_openData_ScienceInternationalScience International, the first of a series of annual meetings of four top-level representatives of international science (the International Council for Science – ICSU, the InterAcademy Partnership – IAP, the World Academy of Sciences – TWAS and the International Social Science Council – ISSC), released an international accord on “Open Data in a Big Data World” at the Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria.

The accord proposes a comprehensive set of principles that aim to provide a guiding framework for an African data science capacity mobilization initiative spearheaded by CoDATA-ICSU and supported by other Science International partners. It adds the distinctive voice of the scientific community to the ongoing discourse around open data in governments and inter-governmental bodies.

The document was developed with input of the Global Young Academy.

 

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ICSU Newsitem on the International Accord “Open Data in a Big Data World”

International Accord “Open Data in a Big Data World” (short, 4 pages)

International Accord “Open Data in a Big Data World” (long, 16 pages)

IAP Official Press Release