Converging Science and Technology in the Digital Era

As the digital transformation continues apace, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the value of digital solutions for scientific collaboration and education, supporting accelerated vaccine development and a rapid shift to remote working and learning.

Converging Science and Technology in the Digital Era

The potential for digital transformation to support scientific advancement, behavioural change and improvements to health and wellbeing is clear. However, widespread application of digital technologies can also exacerbate existing inequalities and deepen digital exclusion, posing urgent questions about the ethics, governance and regulation of converging technologies, and the role of the scientific community in shaping the future of digitally enabled science and technology. 

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Digital sustainability

Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES)

Since its launch in March 2021 in response to the UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, the international multi-stakeholder alliance, the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES), has grown into a community of over 1,000 individuals and organizations.

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Making data work for cross-domain grand challenges

The scientific and technical basis for this project was further developed through 2021 by the Committee on Data of the ISC (CODATA).

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The arc of the Internet

A guest perspective by ISC Patron and Internet evangelist Vinton G. Cerf.

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Affiliated bodies

2021 Highlights from ISC Affiliated Bodies CODATA; WDS; SCOSTEP; IUCAF and COSPAR.

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Next ➡ Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES)

Image by Nicolas Duprey/CD 78/Flickr. Robotic-assisted surgical systems are just one of the ways in which digital technologies are transforming health care.

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