IDW 2025

International Data Week 2025: Trusted Research Data Driving Innovation and a Better World. 13–16 October 2025, Brisbane, Australia

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce the International Data Week 2025: Trusted Research Data Driving Innovation and a Better World taking place on 13–16 October 2025, in Brisbane, Australia.

IDW 2025 will be hosted by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) with assistance from the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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IDW 2025 will combine the RDA Plenary Meeting, the biannual meeting of this international member organization working to develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and reuse, and SciDataCon, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organized by CODATA and WDS.

Four editions of IDW have taken place to date:

1. IDW 2016, 11–17 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA; attended by 840 data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe.

2. IDW 2018, 5–8 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana; attended by more than 850 international data professionals and researchers.

3. IDW 2022, 20-23 June 2022, Seoul, South Korea; the first hybrid conference attended by 827 international data professionals onsite and virtually.

4. IDW 2023, 23-26 October 2023, Salzburg, Austria; second hybrid conference attended by 834 global participants.

Next IDW edition:

IDW 2027, 20-23 September 2027, Cape Town, South Africa

For more information on IDW 2025, contact

Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director,

Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General,  

Meredith Goins, WDS Executive Director,