2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award: Call for Nominations

The nominating process is now open for the International Council for Science (ICSU) World Data System (WDS) Data Stewardship Award. The award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers.

From the award announcement:

In today's digital era, data-enabled scientific research cannot fully benefit society without scrupulous data stewardship. The pressing challenges faced by the planet and humankind require discipline-integrated research and sound science-driven policies that are critically dependent on trusted scientific data. The World Data System of the International Council for Science supports long-term stewardship of quality-assured scientific data and data services across a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.

The winner, selected by the WDS Scientific Committee, will be presented with their Award and a prize in plenary at SciDataCon 2018 (dates and venue to be confirmed), with their attendance covered by the ICSU World Data System.

The nomination process is open until 4 September 2017. Please see this blog post from ICSU for details on the award and on making nominations.

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