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WSIS Prize 2018 (e-Science Champion) to the GCdataPR Project

Author:Editorial Office of Journal of Global Change Data          Organization:         Time:2018-04-10

The 2018 WSIS Prize (e-Science Champion) was given to the Global Change Research Data Publishing, Repository and Sharing (GCdataPR) Project at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018 from 19-23 March 2018 at Geneva (Figure 1).

Figure 1  Certificate of the WSIS Prize 2018 (e-Science Champion) to Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository (GCdataPR) was one of the awarded projects. The GCdataPR was launched in June 2014 by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science (IGSNRR/CAS) and Geographical Society of China (GSC). Prof. Liu, C., Editor-in-Chief of GCdataPR, Associated Chief Editor and Director of Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, and Dr. Shi, R. X., on behalf of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Project Team of Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository accepted the WSIS Prize 2018 (e-Science Champion) on March 20, 2018 at Geneva (Figure 2).

Data sharing has always been a bottleneck for China’s scientific research and society, and it is also one of the major challenges for the science and sustainable development in developing countries in the world. In order to solve this problem, Prof. Liu, C. led her team at IGSNRR/CAS and colleagues from geographical society of China with the support from several funding agencies of China to develop the data publishing infrastructure including data publishing software, procedures, policy and standards, data peer review methodology, data archiving and repository management regulations, data publishing and sharing tools, as well as the data networking with DOI, GEOSS, DCI, etc. It was online in June 2014 with a new Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery launched in March 2017. More than 600 data authors (co-authors) from 11 countries contributed their data products successfully and more than 30,000 computer IP users from more than 70 countries downloaded the datasets.

Figure 2  Prof. Liu, C., and Dr. Shi, R. X., on behalf of IGSNRR/CAS and the GCdataPR project team accepted the WSIS Prize 2018 (e-Science Champion) on March 20, 2018 at Geneva

 

There were 685 nominated projects from the world for the 2018 WSIS Prize, in which only 90 projects, including 18 WSIS Prizes winners and 72 WSIS Prizes champions, were awarded by professional evaluation and citizen votes. The overall theme of the WSIS 2018 Forum was “Leveraging ICTs to Build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The conference is organized by 20 UN agencies, including four organizers and in close collaboration with 16 UN agencies.

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