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Webinar: Big Data, FAIR Data, Open Data

  • 15 April 2021
  • Organizer: CODATA & IIASA

Join this panel discussion on “Big Data, FAIR Data, Open Data” featuring Barend Mons (CODATA, GO FAIR initiative, Leiden University Medical Center), Shamila Nair-Bedouelle (UNESCO), Christian Kirchsteiger (European Commission) and Steffen Fritz (IIASA). It is moderated by Alena Rybkina (CODATA).

About the webinar

Robust and effective data management is increasingly important as the world becomes more dependent on data optimization and use to maximize its benefits for society. CODATA, an international organization that develops policy recommendations to enhance data sharing and reuse, promotes improved scientific and technical data management and good practices – exploring frontiers in data science, and advancing data education and training skills. Together with IIASA, CODATA supports mission of the International Science Council to advance science as a global public good, by promoting Open Science and FAIR data principles. This session will bring together stakeholders in the area of Big Data, FAIR Data and Open Data to reflect on the current state of data management in modern world realities, lessons learnt and the challenges we face going forward.


  • Alena Rybkina, Vice-President, Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA); Deputy Director, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences


  • Barend Mons, President, Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA); Co-founder, GO FAIR initiative; Professor of BioSemantics, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Christian Kirchsteiger, Responsible for the strategy development of EU policies for smart infrastructures, including energy and transport, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), European Commission
  • Steffen Fritz, IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program Director

More information about the event and to register

This event is part of the IIASA regional conference Systems Analysis in Eurasia.