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CODATA Prize 2014: Call for Nominations for Outstanding Achievement in the World of Scientific and Technical Data

The CODATA Prize is a major biennial award made by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) which is an interdisciplinary body of ICSU, the International Council for Science.

Purpose and Criteria

This award:

  • acknowledges outstanding achievement in the world of scientific and technical data;
  • is given in recognition either of a one time achievement or of an achievement over time;
  • is given, in preference, to an individual;
  • recognises work carried out in fields of importance to scientific and technical data, such as data management, evaluation, dissemination, access issues, international cooperation, knowledge discovery, archiving or related subjects.

Nominations should be sure to address these criteria.

codata_logoPrize Award

The 2014 CODATA Prize will be presented at SciDataCon 2014, 2-5 November 2014, New Delhi, India.  The recipient of the Prize will be presented with a commemorative piece of art and will also receive financial support to travel to New Delhi to deliver a Prize lecture at SciDataCon 2014.

Procedure for Nominations

Nominations may be made by CODATA National and Union Members, Supporting Organisations and Task Groups and should use the attached form: CODATA Prize Nominations 2014 Form-v02.

Nominations should be submitted to Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director:


The deadline for nominations is 21 July 2014.

Past Winners

Past winners of the CODATA Prize are listed at

CODATA Prize 2014 Committee

The CODATA Prize 2014 will be judged by a Committee composed of:

  • Huadong Guo, CODATA President
  • Takashi Gojobori, CODATA Vice-President
  • Sara Graves, CODATA Secretary General
  • John Broome, CODATA Treasurer

Programme Published: CODATA Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes

The programme for the ICSU CODATA Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes which is taking place in Beijing on 8-9 June has now been finalised and is available here: CODATA Big Data Workshop Programme-FINAL.

The workshop is convened with a number of international partners, including the ICSU World Data System, Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, the Research Data Alliance, the Group on Earth Observations, the International Society for Digital Earth, and the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).  The workshop aims to provide a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of ‘Big Data’ for international collaborative science programmes, and to promote international and cross-disciplinary collaboration, in the age of Big Data.

Big Data Workshop ProgrammeIt is intended that proceedings and a report of the workshop will be published in the CODATA Data Science Journal, while a ‘statement’ or position piece will be submitted to a high impact publication. Above all, the workshop brings together Big Data experts and researchers involved in international research programmes and identify opportunities for future collaboration to facilitate specific research objectives: the objective is that such discussions should help set the agenda for CODATA to help convene collaborative activities in support of ‘Big Data for International Science’.  Likewise, these themes will feed into SciDataCon 2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, in New Delhi in November 2014.

Please note that the workshop is by invitation only and the programme is published for information.