Knowledge for Development

Big data for international scientific programmes: recommendations and actions


Date: 27/11/2014


Big Data present particularly significant challenges and notable opportunities for transdisciplinary, international research programmes as well as for scientific data services and infrastructure providers. The delegates of an international workshop made a series of recommendations for the sponsors of international research programmes so that beneficiaries can take better advantage of the Big Data age. These are: (i) respond to the importance of Big Data; (ii) exploit the benefits of Big Data for society; (iii) improve understanding of Big Data through international collaboration; (iv) promote universal access to Big Data through global research infrastructures; (v) explore and address the challenges of Big Data stewardship, Encourage capacity building and skills development in Big Data science and (vi) foster development of policies to maximise exploitation of Big Data. CODATA, an interdisciplinary body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) organized the workshop.    

(CODATA, 16/06/2014)

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