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2025 International Data Week

Join the international festival of data in 2025 with a global community of researchers, data professionals, policy makers and more to celebrate and advance the role of data in science and society.
The text "International Data Week 2025 - Brisbane, Australia - 13-16 October 2025" against a photo of Maiwar, or the Brisbane River

About the Event

International Data Week 2025 (IDW 2025) is a global event bringing together researchers, data professionals, policy makers and more to celebrate and advance the role of data in science and society. 

The event will showcase how data can be used to address global challenges, foster collaboration and inclusion, and improve research quality and impact.

IDW 2025 will combine the biennial Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international organisation working to develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and reuse, and SciDataCon 2025, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organised by the International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS).

Watch the video to see what you can expect on your visit to Brisbane/Meanjin, Australia in October 2025.


For the full conference experience, in-person participation in Brisbane/Meanjin, Australia is strongly encouraged. Online attendance will also be offered to those who cannot travel.

About International Data Week

International Data Week is a landmark event organised by CODATA, WDS and RDA. It brings together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation. Learn about previous International Data Weeks.

Who Should Attend

  • Data scientists
  • Data professionals
  • Researchers
  • Industry leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Policy makers
  • Data stewards

The event is for Australian, Asia Pacific and all international participants.


International Data Week 2025 is presented by the ARDC on behalf of organisers RDA, CODATA and WDS.

Our partners are the Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane Economic Development Agency and our State Host Destination Partner is Tourism and Events Queensland.

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