National Committee for Data in Science

The National Committee for Data in Science aims to enable Australian scientists to more effectively exploit the emerging data-rich research environment in order to conduct data-intensive research, and to represent and promote Australian science in international data science and data management forums.


Open data in a big world

The 2015 edition of Science International has developed an international accord on the values of open data in the emerging scientific culture of big data. The Accord recognises the need for an international framework of principles on Open Data in a Big Data World and proposes a comprehensive set of principles.

Science International is a series of regular meetings of four top-level representatives of international science: the International Council for Science (ICSU), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

Reports and activities

Related groups and organisations


Dr Lesley Wyborn
Dr Adrian Burton
Dr Simon Cox
Professor Ginny Barbour
Professor Ginny Barbour
Dr Danny Kingsley
Professor Louisa Jorm
Dr Steve McEachern
Professor Shazia Shadiq
Ex-officio (NCICS Chair)
Professor Andy Pitman

Past NCDiS members


  • Professor Jane Hunter, 2018-2018 (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Alexander Hyatt, 2014-2017
  • Professor Peter Bartlett, 2016-2018
  • Dr Lesley Wyborn, 2013-2016 (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Ross Wilkinson, 2014-2016
  • Professor John Mattick, 2012-2015
  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish, 2010-2014 (Council Observer)
  • Professor Ronald Ekers, 2010-2014
  • Ms Kim Finney, 2008-2014
  • Dr Rhys Francis, 2008-2013 (Chair)
  • Dr Alex Held, 2008-2009
  • Dr Alexander Hyatt, 2014-2017
  • Dr Tim Littlejohn, 2008-2009
  • Professor John Mattick, 2012-2015
  • Dr Ray Norris, 2008-2014 (Chair)
  • Professor Hugh Possingham, 2011-2014
  • Mrs Karen Wilson, 2008-2012

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