International Data Week will take place in Gaborone, Botswana on 5-8 November 2018 with a number of related events before and after.  In an integrated programme it combines SciDataCon, the international conference on issues of data in research and the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting   There will be stimulating keynotes, panels and workshops and other events, including the CODATA General Assembly  before and after the main conference.


International Data Week is a global conference taking place in Africa.  It encompasses all issues relating to data in research from cutting edge issues in data science (the digital frontiers of global science), through challenges of data intensive research, research infrastructures, data stewardship, the use of data in science, society, innovation and development.


International Data Week is organised by CODATA  the Research Data Alliance, the World Data System  the African Open Science Platform and the Botswana Open Data Open Science Forum, represented by the University of Botswana.

There are interesting sessions planned including one on "Agriculture Data and Citizens in the African Open Research Data Space" . Details at

The deadline for abstracts and posters for SciDataCon  part of International Data Week  is Mon 25 June (23:59 UTC).

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand

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