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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Liu Chuang receives CODATA Prize

See this recent announcement from CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology:

Dr. LIU Chuang, from the Institute of Geography and Natural Resources in Beijing, was the 2008 recipient of the CODATA Prize. ...

Thanks to her belief and commitment that China should encourage open access as the national strategy in managing scientific data, this approach was accepted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) for the Mid-Long Term Plan of Science and Technology of China. She was also recognized for her dedication to improved data access and capacity building for the developing world as a whole, not only as co-chair of the CODATA Task Group on Preservation and Access to Scientific and Technological Data in Developing Countries, but also as the leader in development of the Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID). ...