TWAS Plus - Vol. 3 - No. 3 - May 2017
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TOP STORY  More than 120 science academies, councils, libraries, museums and civil society groups have endorsed the accord “Open Data in a Big Data World". Developed by four leading scientific organizations – ICSU, ISSC, IAP and TWAS – the accord offers basic principles to orient open access to publicly funded big data. Sharing the enormous flow of information that is produced every day worldwide is  increasingly important for developing countries, which need big data access and expertise to be full partners in global science. More
NEWS

Three new TWAS prizes will focus on research by women scientists and scientists from Least Developed Countries.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Scientists from S&T-lagging countries with promising projects should hurry to apply for TWAS research grants. Deadline: 11 May.

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OWSD

OWSD offers education and training opportunities for talented young women from S&T-lagging countries. Deadline: 30 June.

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NEWS

Refugee scientists should be offered the chance to nurture their skills and do meaningful work, speakers said at a recent TWAS event.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Young scientists from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation countries can apply for TWAS-COMSTECH research grants. Deadline: 11 May.

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OPPORTUNITIES

There's still time to submit nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, this year in geological sciences. Deadline: 15 May.

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NEWS

A new, up-tempo website design will raise the global profile of high-impact work done by the TWAS regional office based in Beijing.

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EVENTS

Climate experts will discuss innovative methods of prediction at the CAS-TWAS-WMO International Forum on Climate Science in Beijing. Register by 1 July.

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NEWS

TWAS Executive Director Mohamed Hassan received the Cinzia Vitale Foundation award for humanitarian activities linking science and peace.

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"Refugees are a wealth of resources: they should be harbored and given all the resources they need to transmit their science.”
- Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, president of Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI).

                        
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