Summary of Group activities

Access to databases 
Principles for Science in the Internet Era

Group reports

Scientific data policy statements

History of Database Protection

List of references

ICSU/CODATA ad hoc Group on Data & Information

CODATA Home Page

ICSU Home Page

This Web site provides information on the activities of the Joint ICSU/CODATA ad hoc Group on Data and Information.

The International Council for Science (ICSU) was created in 1931 to promote international scientific activities in all areas of natural science and their applications for the benefit of humanity. Since its creation, a major objective of ICSU has been to assure that scientists in all nations can obtain access to data and other types of technical information that are essential to their work. ICSU recommends as a general policy the fundamental principle of full and open exchange of data and information for scientific and educational purposes. 

The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) is an interdisciplinary scientific committee of ICSU that seeks to improve the quality, reliability, management, and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology.

Comments and queries are welcome. Please send messages to the chair of the Group:

Ferris Webster
College of Marine Studies
University of Delaware, USA

22 February, 2002