In June, the Academy partnered with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) to host Dr Simon Hodson, executive director of the Committee for Data (CODATA) of the International Science Council.
Dr Hodson spent three days in Canberra discussing CODATA’s global initiatives to make research data FAIR—findable, assessable, interoperable and reusable—with members of Australia’s wider research community, funding agencies and publishers.
The Academy hosted a roundtable meeting to develop a national strategy to address FAIR data principles with representatives from the academies for technology and engineering, health and medical sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
Dr Hodson also delivered a public lecture on the CODATA initiatives using data to solve the big problems in resilient cities, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases.
The Academy is the Australian member of CODATA and facilities involvement through the National Committee for Data in Science.
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