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The CODATA member organisation for India is the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi-110 002
Tel: 91-11-23221931-23221950 (20 Lines)
Fax: 91-11-23221959; 91-11-23231095

The Indian National Science Academy, a premier science academy in the country, plays a crucial role in promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence. Another important task is to publish journals, organize scientific discussions and bring out proceedings and monographs.  The Academy promotes public awareness and understanding of science. Acting as a link between the scientific community and the planners, the Academy advises government on critical issues. and importantly serves as a forum for interaction among scientists within and outside the country.  It recognizes many top young scientists, engineers and technologists by awarding them medals and providing modest support for pursuing research activities to deserving young researchers. Senior scientists are honoured with different awards and the prestigious Research Professorship.”

India National Committee on social media

Main contacts

Chair of the CODATA National Committee

Prof. N K Mehra, FNA,
A563E, Sushant Lok I, Block A, Gurugram 122001


Professor E.D Jemmis FNA
Deptt. of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Instt. of Science Bengaluru-560 012.

Dr.Neeta Verma
Ex Director-General, National Informatics Centre, A Block, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003.

Professor Yogesh Wadadekar
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Post bag 2, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007

Dr. Debashish Mohanty, Director
National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, FNA

Past Chair

Professor A.K.Kembhavi
Former Director, IUCAA, Intern Univ. Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune University Campus
Pune-411 007

Forthcoming Events

To be added.

Recent activities and outputs

CODATA India National WG Webinar Series

  • Webinar on Big Data and the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Telescope, delivered by Prof. Yogesh Wadadekar, NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India; held on 21 September 2021. Report | Video
  • Webinar on COVID-19 Data and Analysis, delivered by Dr. Joy Merwin Monteiro, Department of Earth & Climate Science, IISER Pune, India; held on 24 August 2021. Report | Video
  • A Special Talk on Data Democratization, delivered by Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, India; held on 20 July 2021. Report | Video

Other Past Events

  • Panel Discussion on Research Data and FAIR Data Framework in the Context of India’s STIP2021: The Way Forward; held at Virtual SciDataCon 2021. Date: 26 October 2021.
  • Two-day Workshop on Big and Open Data: Evolving Data Science Standards and Citation Attribution Practices, jointly organized by ICSU, CODATA-Data Citation Task Group, was held during 5-6 November 2015, at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, India. Report
  • ISI-CODATA International Training Workshop on Big Data, jointly organized by Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Bangalore, in collaboration with CODATA, was held during 9-20 March 2015 at Bangalore. Report
  • SciDataCon 2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, jointly organized by CODATA India National Committee, and INSA, was held during 2-5 November 2014, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Report


Find out more

India National Committee (membership)

Past Achievements

INSA website

INSA on Facebook


Last updated 2022-04-20.