CODATA Conferences

CODATA organises international scientific conferences that address issues relating to data in all field of research. The scope of CODATA Conferences cover policy matters and the place of data in the scientific endeavour and scholarly communications; the opportunities of the data revolution for the global research enterprise; innovations in data science and data stewardship; and the challenge of developing a sustainable data ecosystem, including the role of education and capacity building.

CODATA has organised a biennial conference since 1968. In 2014 this was organised in partnership with the ICSU World Data System as SciDataCon 2014 and two years later SciDataCon 2016 was organised as part of International Data Week

From 2017 onwards, CODATA intends to organise a CODATA Conference in ‘odd’ years and collaborate on SciDataCon and International Data Week in ‘even’ years.

The first in the new series of CODATA Conferences, is CODATA 2017 'Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’ which will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 8-13 October 2017.  See for information about this conference.

For more information about past CODATA Conferences, please see