It’s a Wrap! International Data Week and Plenary 21 Recap

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07 Nov 2023

It’s a Wrap! International Data Week and Plenary 21 Recap

Last month, RDA’s 21st Plenary was held as part of the International Data Week (IDW) festival in Salzburg, Austria.  With over 702 onsite attendees and 132 virtual attendees, discussions took place on topics addressing inclusivity in open science,  global challenges facing data science and policy and more.  With over 154 sessions delivered by both RDA and CODATA, as well as several networking events, there  were numerous opportunities for meeting new colleagues, reconnecting with old, and of course, collaboration.

The Committee on Data of the International Science Council and World Data Systems also held SciDataCon during IDW. This international conference encouraged scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research, delivering a whopping 102 talks across four days of the event.

With the combination of the RDA 21st Plenary, SciDataCon and IDW sessions all running parallel to one another in the Salzburg Congress, like-minded experts and organisations passionate about data were able to participate in cross-disciplinary conversations, allowing for invaluable networking opportunities and collaboration.

45 RDA plenary sessions covered a huge variety of topics, allowing attendees to sign into a collaborative notes document and contribute to the discussion in real-time while presenters delivered presentations. At the end of each day, an editor representing the RDA shared their highlight of the day to attendees, which we’ve collated below. 

All recordings of the RDA sessions and IDW plenary sessions are available to watch on Whova for those who are registered for the IDW 2023 by navigating to the “Agenda” page of the event website.  

Additional event highlights are also available below: