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|About||CODATA, the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology|
|Mission||In short, the reason for CODATA is to help foster and advance science and technology through developing and sharing knowledge about data and the activities that work with data.|
CODATA http://www.codata.org is an interdisciplinary body of ICSU, the International Council for Science and has been at the forefront of data science since 1966. We are a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society by promoting improved scientific and technical data management and use.
CODATA is genuinely global and has 23 national members. Our model of collaboration involves interaction between the activities of National Committees and those of CODATA International. Through its relationship with ICSU and the membership of international scientific unions, CODATA can help understand and address the data challenges in a range of scientific disciplines. CODATA sponsors a range of Task Groups addressing issues at the frontiers of data science. Through the Data Science Journal and our biannual conference, we provide a space where scientists from diverse disciplines and data experts can discourse and collaborate.