[BID-Community] WDS Data Stewardship Award 2018 + SciDataCon Abstracts

Maheva Bagard Laursen mblaursen at gbif.org
Mon Apr 30 11:44:37 CEST 2018

Dear all,

Please see below a communication from ICSU World Data System that may especially be of interest for the BID community members based in Africa.

The Call for Abstracts<https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/submit/> for SciDataCon 2018 is open until Thursday, 31 May 2018. Abstracts for papers or posters are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week (5-8 November 2018; Gaborone, Botswana). Abstracts must be submitted to an accepted session<https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/> or to the General Submission, and will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness to be included in a either an existing session or a (to be created) thematic session. Accepted abstracts will be available from the conference website and will form a persistent collection.

In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the following WDS-sponsored sessions<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts>:

  *   Africa Data Centers: Challenges and Opportunities (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#Africa_Data_Centers>)
  *   Spatial Data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#Spatial_Data_SDGs>)
  *   Citizen Science Data - from Collection to Curation to Management (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#CS_Data>)
  *   Health Databases across the African Continent:  What do we have and what do we need for Sustainable Development? (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#Health_Databases>)
  *   Repositories: Are we serving our scientists? Cross-learnings from multiple disciplines (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#Repositories>)
  *   Scientific Data Challenges for Sustainable Development (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#SDG_Challenges>)
  *   The Role of Early Career Researchers and Scientists in the Data Revolution (Abstract<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/scidatacon-2018-call-for-abstracts#ECR_Role>)
Finally, a reminder that the <https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/call-for-nominations-wds-data-stewardship-award-2018> Call for Nominations<https://www.icsu-wds.org/news/news-archive/call-for-nominations-wds-data-stewardship-award-2018> for the 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award is open until Monday, 21 May 2018. If you know of an early career researcher who deserves to have their accomplishments recognized and highlighted to the international community, then complete the attached form (Word and PDF provided)-see notes below-and send it to the WDS International Programme Office (ipo at icsu-wds.org<mailto:ipo at icsu-wds.org>).

Please disseminate this information far-and-wide

With Best Regards

Maheva Bagard Laursen
BID coordination team
GBIF Secretariat
email: bid at gbif.org<mailto:bid at gbif.org>
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