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  1. LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP Access to Scientific Information: The African perspective Steve Rossouw South African CODATA Committee

  2. SOUTH AFRICAN DATA ARCHIVE • Established by SA National Research Foundation (NRF) early 1990s • National Repository for Scientific Data • Holdings from MRC, HSRC, CSIR, etc • CODATA invited to address 1999 meeting • SADA Head invited to SANC for CODATA

  3. DAKAR WORKSHOP, SENEGAL • “S&T Data Handling and Exchange for Development” • July 19-21, 2000, Hotel Meridien, Dakar • Delegation of three from South Africa • “S&T Data in Southern Africa; The Situation in SADC Countries” • Idea of Archiving Workshops mooted by John Rumble and Paul Uhlir

  4. CODATA WG ON ARCHIVING SCIENTIFIC DATA (1) • Established by GA 2001 • Workshop on Archiving S&T Data • 20-21 May 2002, Pretoria, South Africa • Attended by 70 delegates from African countries and some international experts • Co-chaired by Bill Anderson and Steve Rossouw

  5. CODATA WG ON ARCHIVING SCIENTIFIC DATA (2) • Topics: • Scientific Issues • Technical Issues • Management Issues • Policy Issues • Recommended establishment of TG on Data Archiving • Report available on http://stardata.nrf.ac.za/html/workshopCODATA.html

  6. CODATA TG ON PRESERVATION OF AND ACCESS TO S&T DATA IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES • TG established in October 2002 • Co-Chairs: Liu and Anderson • Member countries include Senegal and South Africa

  7. STRATEGIES FOR PRESERVATION OF AND OPEN ACCESS TO SCIENTIFIC DATA • Workshop held in Beijing, 22-24 June 2004 • Three delegates from South Africa attended: • Lulama Makhubela • Henda v/d Berg • Steve Rossouw

  8. Strategies for Permanent Access to S&T Information in Southern Africa • Workshop held in Pretoria, 5-7 September 2005 • Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development • Good Representation of SADC Countries • Major Recommendations: • Policy & Legislation • Data Concerns & Open Access • Regional Initiatives • Follow-up Plan

  9. CODATA Task Group: Data for Sustainable Development in SADC • Approved by CODATA G A, October 2006 • Workshop in Pretoria, 14-15 May 2007 • Jointly with TG on Preservation & Access to S&T Data in Developing Countries • Sessions: • S&T Data and Information Policy • Data Specific Issues • Discipline Specific Issues • ICSU-ROA and CODATA Task Groups