Fostering International Connections

The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) brings member organizations together with scholarly communications stakeholders from around the world.

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ICSTI Annual Conference/General Assembly: Advancing the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence

ICSTI Connections

In an era of unprecedented data growth, international institutions face complex challenges in managing and disseminating scientific and technical information. This annual ICSTI conference explores the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on information management within international organizations, focusing on various AI models and their role in enhancing the discovery and analysis of information.

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ICSTI Connections: Data Management and Sharing Policy

ICSTI Connections

At the first ICSTI Connections event of 2023, Taunton Paine, director of the Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division in the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy, provided an overview of the NIH’s current Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMSP). The DMSP went into effect in January 2023 and is aimed at both promoting trust in publicly funded research and advancing the rigor and reproducibility of research supported by taxpayer funds. Sharing data helps to validate research results, make high-value data sets accessible, accelerate future research, and increase opportunities for collaboration and citation of research products.

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ICSTI Annual Conference 2022

ICSTI Annual Conference

In December, ICSTI hosted a virtual annual conference centered around the theme of global progress in open science implementation. The full-day event spanned multiple time zones, allowing attendance from across ICSTI’s global membership and wider public audience: around 350 people affiliated with over 150 different organizations in 33 countries registered for the conference. Demonstrating ICSTI’s growth from 2021 to 2022, the 2022 conference featured almost three times as many speakers as the 2021 iteration.

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Our members enjoy unique opportunities for the international exchange of ideas and innovations in STI creation, dissemination, and use at our annual conferences and through other programming. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership in our organization of global leaders in STI.