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Data Ethics and the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

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    Suchith Anand

    Dear colleagues
    On behalf of the International Science Council CODATA Working Group on Data Ethics, I would like to share the information on the DRAFT Policy Briefs that have been prepared by the Working Group and are available for download. Details below
    The growing application of big data and artificial intelligence in scientific research raises ethical and normative challenges, particularly in relation to openness, privacy, transparency, accountability, equity and responsibility. The Data Ethics Working group of CODATA is working with global scholars to collaboratively establish a basic consensus for further activities and research on data ethics principles and a data ethics framework covering the whole data life cycle. This will help CODATA to advance its mission in championing global open data exchange and applications in alignment with the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. The proposed session will explore research and scholarly practice related to data ethics to advocate for open and ethical data practices at the global level.  
    As part of theSciDataCon side of International Data Week, a session organised by the CODATA WG on Data Ethics, looking at four aspects of data ethics relevant to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science: Data Ethics and the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
    Session details at
    Four draft policy briefs have been prepared and are available for download at 
    The topics are Data Ethics and Scientific Integrity; Personal Data and Privacy; Data Ethics and Indigenous Data; Data Ethics and Structural Inequities.
    Please send any comments ***@***.*** 
    As always, please be as precise as possible in your feedback, referencing page numbers, paragraphs and be clear and specific about your suggestions for improvement.
    Thank you.
    Best wishes,
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate

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