Data and Information

Virtually all international science depends on the production, use and integration of data and information. ICSU is thus keenly interested in all aspects of this issue.

Today’s environment raises new challenges related to standardizing the collection, analysis and dissemination of data, as well as to intellectual property rights and data access. Some of ICSU’s Data and Information related initiatives are specific to a particular scientific domain; others are concerned with broad issues that affect the entire scientific community. Currently, ICSU has four initiatives in this area: