Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
The CODATA member organisation for Israel is the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which acts as a national focal point for Israeli scholarship in both the natural sciences and the humanities. The Academy consists of 136 of Israel’s most distinguished scientists and scholars who, with the help of the Academy’s staff and committees, monitor and promote Israeli intellectual excellence, advise the government on scientific planning, fund and publish research of lasting merit, and maintain active contact with the broader international scientific and scholarly community.
CODATA Israel National Committee
The National Committee of CODATA in Israel usually consists of five members. In order to maintain a multidisciplinary perspective, the members represent a variety of academic disciplines and a number of academic institutions. At the moment, the National Committee is under re-construction and is temporarily run by the Chair of the Committee, Professor Niv Ahituv. Additional members will be appointed in the near future.
Recent activities of the national committee include:
- An international conference dealing with integrated information required for aging citizens, in February 2013.
- Hosting the annual meeting of CODATA Executive Committee in Jerusalem, in March 2014.
- A workshop on Data Science Education, jointly organized by the National Committee and CODATA headquarter, was planned for 2020 (and later delayed to 2021) but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A session on Data Science Education is planned to be delivered in SciDataCon 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.
Chair of the CODATA Israel National Committee
|Professor Niv Ahituv, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University. Former member of the Executive Committee of CODATA and former Vice President of CODATA.