On the 6-7th November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) hosted its 3rd biennial conference on International Science Advice to Government. During this event, ODISSEI’s scientific director Pearl Dykstra gave a presentation on ODISSEI. Dykstra was appointed to the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors in 2015. This group provides the European Commission with high quality, timely and independent scientific advice on specific policy issues.
In her presentation in Tokyo, Dykstra emphasised the need for data infrastructures like ODISSEI, showed the unique ODISSEI Data Facility and underlined the important role for governments in the transition towards open data.