5-8 November 2018 - GABORONE, BOTSWANA

From 5-8 November 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in  for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’.  

As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and   innovation.

International Data Week comprises SciDataCon http://www.scidatacon.org/, a conference for research and practice papers addressing all aspects of data in research, and the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance https://rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-twelfth-plenary-meeting-part-international-data-week-2018-gaborone-botswana

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International Data Week 2018 Timelines

SciDataCon 2018

- Call for Sessions Open: 15 November 2017
- Call for Sessions Close: 19 February 2018
- Call for Abstracts Open: 8 March 2018
- Call for Abstracts Close: 31 May 2018

RDA’s 12th Plenary

- Call for Sessions Open: 14 May 2018
- Call for Sessions Close: 29 June 2018
- Notification of Session Acceptance: 7 August 2018
- Final RDA Breakout Session Program Published:  9 August 2018


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RDA's 12th Plenary Meeting - Call for Sessions Now Open!

RDA Plenaries are held every six months in different places around the world. RDA’s 12th Plenary Meeting, scheduled alongside SciDataCon as part of International Data Week 2018, will offer attendees a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues and peers in various disciplines, and make concrete progress in technical and social areas on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.  

Besides keynote talks by leading members of the community, important features of this meeting will include: