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.
In this section:
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.
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).
The arc of the Internet
A guest perspective by ISC Patron and Internet evangelist Vinton G. Cerf.
2021 Highlights from ISC Affiliated Bodies CODATA; WDS; SCOSTEP; IUCAF and COSPAR.
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.