Due to the unexpected outbreak of Covid-19, we have had to rethink the IASSIST conference scheduled for 2020. Since we did not want to miss out on the terrific programme we had planned for you in Gothenburg, we have decided to postpone the conference for a year. IASSIST 2021 will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden 7-9 April.
The conference theme, “Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture”, emphasizes two core values embedded in the culture of Gothenburg and Sweden: design and sustainability. We invite you to explore these topics further, and discuss what they could mean to data communities. As a member of IASSIST, you are already part of at least one data community. Your other data communities may be across departments, within organizations, or among groups in different countries. How are these groups helping design a culture of practices around data that will persist across organizations and over time?
The Swedish National Data Service (SND) serves as conference host in 2021. As a national research data repository governed by a consortium consisting of seven Swedish universities and working in agreement with over 30 institutions, SND has the potential to reach a large number of researchers who could gain from the knowledge exchange and experiences of IASSIST. Visit SND’s website to learn more. (https://snd.gu.se/en/about-us)
See you in Gothenburg in 2021!