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Webinar – COVID-19: The Role of Open Science

Webinar – COVID-19: The Role of Open Science

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major test for our science system and for our research and data infrastructures. These infrastructures, such as open science clouds and data commons, must serve the needs of science, policy, and humanity not only in ‘normal times’, but also in times of crisis by providing controlled access to quality data in real time and at scale for a range of scientific- and policy-related responses – Data Together [WDS, ISC Committee on Data (WDS Associate Member), Research Data Alliance (WDS Associate Member), and Global Open FAIR]. 

We need to build a global alliance of international organizations, governments, corporations, civil society organizations and individuals to commit to Open Science and push for the vaccine to be a global public good that will be made available openly and equitably – Malaysia Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, 4 June 2020

The International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific invites the WDS Community to join a webinar COVID-19: The Role of Open Science. This 120-min webinar will take place on Thursday, 16 July, at 10:30 Kuala Lumpur time. The Webinar will present the initiatives of countries in Asia and the Pacific in sharing educational resources and research findings as well as use of data analytics for decision-making related to COVID-19.


  • Wu Linhuan – Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); winner of the 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award
  • Idris Jala – President & Chief Executive Officer PEMANDU Associates, Malaysia
  • Devika Madalli – Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Sirirurg Songsivilai – Executive Director, National Research Council of Thailand

See more details here (PDF format).