The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and the local hosts announce that International Data Week 2021 will be postponed to 20-23 June 2022 for the main conference. Associated events will take place in the period 18-26 June 2022. The conference will be held as a hybrid event, in-person in Seoul, South Korea, and virtually.
This decision was made in response to the continuing global COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath. In order to bring the international data community together and to ensure that the event would have the maximum impact for our hosts in Korea and internationally, it was felt important to have a significant in person element, which would not have been possible in November 2021. Although we are keen to maximise the opportunity for participants to meet in Seoul, the organisers will ensure that there remains the facility for high quality virtual participation. Announcements will be made in due course about the arrangements for IDW 2022 and for some virtual events which will still take place in November 2021. CODATA and WDS will communicate shortly with those who had already proposed sessions for SciDataCon. RDA will host a global eight-day virtual plenary meeting during the period from 3-18 November 2021.