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TWAS Plus – Vol. 2 –  No. 1 – January 2016

TOP STORY  The digital revolution has produced oceans of data that can help researchers to recognise subtle but powerful patterns in areas ranging across the sciences. But to achieve the full benefit, “big data” must be open data. Now TWAS, IAP and other major international science organisations are calling for global endorsement of their new accord, “Open Data in a Big Data World”.
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NEWSAn inspiring new book, “A Voice for Science in the South”, explores TWAS’s formative years and future challenges through essays by Academy leaders.

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OPPORTUNITIESYoung scientists from the South may apply for PhD fellowships from the Chinese Academy of Sciences/TWAS, to study in China. Deadline: 31 March.
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OWSDWomen from Sub-Saharan Africa and/or least developed countries may apply for PhD fellowships at centres of excellence in the South. Deadline: 31 May.

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EVENTSBioVisionAlexandria Conference (12-14 April) is a platform for exchange of information and dialogue to foster North-South collaboration.

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NEWSA new TWAS film by Nicole Leghissa shows how men and women with a vision use science to solve major challenges and promote development.

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OPPORTUNITIESPostdocs from sub-Saharan Africa can visit top German institutes with support from the German Research Foundation and TWAS. Deadline: 31 March.

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IAPHow can science effectively advise policymakers and governments? That’s the focus of an IAP international conference starting
28 February.
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OPPORTUNITIESThe TWAS Prizes honour scientific excellence and contributions to sustainable development across nine fields. Deadline: 29 February.

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best wishes
Professor Obinna Onwujekwe
Chairman: Senate Research Grants Committee