WDS Data Stewardship award for early career researchers

In today’s digital era, data-enabled scientific research cannot fully benefit society without scrupulous data stewardship. The pressing challenges faced by the planet and humankind require discipline-integrated research and sound science-driven policies that are critically dependent on trusted scientific data. The World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) supports long-term stewardship of quality-assured scientific data and data services across a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.

The Award will be given each year and will be presented at the subsequent SciDataCon Conference. The 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award will thus be presented at SciDataCon 2018 (part of International Data Week, 5–8 November in Gaborone, Botswana).

The 2018 Award will include:
• Award presentation in plenary at SciDataCon 2018.
• Conference participation: travel expenses (economy airfare), lodging costs, and registration.
• A prize.

A panel of members of the WDS Scientific Committee will designate the winner of the 2018 Award.

Download full details of the award, eligibility criteria and the nomination form.

Nominations must reach the WDS International Programme Office (IPO@icsu-wds.org) by no later than 21 May 2018.