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CODATA Highlights Presented at the ICSU General Assembly

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CODATA President, Professor Huadong Guo, and Executive Director, Dr Simon Hodson, recently attended the General Assembly of ICSU, the International Council of Science in Auckland, New Zealand.

As noted in the our blog, CODATA was heavily involved in a number of activities, including discussions around ICSU’s Report on Open Access, Open Data and Metrics as well as organising a side event, with the Royal Society on Open Data for Open Science.

Additionally, we presented a poster summarising our activities in response to the ICSU Review of CODATA.  Recent achievements are featured in a information leaflet which was communicated to the General Assembly delegates.

Highlights include CODATA work on Data Citation, on the Description of Nanomaterials, on Fundamental Constants and on Global Roads Data.  Also featured are recent the recent CODATA Workshop on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes and the CODATA Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries.