CODATA’s mission is to connect data and people to advance science and improve our world.  As the Committee on Data of the International Science Council, CODATA helps realise ISC’s vision of science as a global public good  mission of advancing science as a global public good.  Established in 1966, CODATA’s membership includes National Academies, Science Councils, International Scientific Unions and Associations and other organisations that care about data.  CODATA works with its membership and community to promote global collaboration to advance Open Science and to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research.