We are excited to announce that the International Training Workshop on Open Science and SDGs 2023 is now open for application! As a feast of knowledge sharing, this year’s onsite training will be arranged in Beijing, China, on 28 August – 8 September, 2023. This years’ edition of the training workshop is planned as an in-person event.
The deadline for applications is 11:59 am CST (UTC+8) on 14 May 2023.
Facing the grand challenges in the 21st century, open collaboration and open science among global stakeholders are vital to ensure a healthier and more sustainable planet for generations to come. As a direct response to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, the idea to co-design and co-build the Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) was proposed during the CODATA 2019 Beijing conference. Officially inaugurated in 2021, GOSC aims to encourage cooperation, alignment, and ultimately interoperability among worldwide open-science research clouds/platforms/initiatives, so as to tackle the major global scientific and human challenges. As a global initiative, GOSC highlights the importance of capacity building for open science and SDGs, with yearly international training programs launched to fulfil its obligations for international collaboration and alignment.
This year, CAS is cooperating with CODATA (and in particular its GOSC Initiative) and CBAS to support the International Training Workshop on Open Science and SDGs 2023. The upcoming event will be facilitated by CNIC, CAS (convened by the GOSC IPO), Chinese National Committee for CODATA, CAS-TWAS SDIM, the CAS-TWAS Network for Sustainable Development, and WFEO CDRM. Uniting the joint efforts of these organisations, the 2023 International Training Workshop will focus on generic knowledge and skills for open science as well as best practices across domains for SDGs. Qualified trainees will receive funding support to attend the onsite training (28 August – 8 September, 2023, Beijing, China).