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Recognizing Data Stewardship

The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations.

Awardees are nominated by representatives of ICSU World Data System Members and Working Groups, ICSU Interdisciplinary Bodies, and ICSU National and Union Members. Winners are then selected by a panel of members of the WDS Scientific Committee based on their achievements in the abovementioned areas. To qualify as an 'early career researcher', nominees must be typically below 40 years-of-age and within ten years of completing their PhD or equivalent professional training.

Previous winners of the WDS Data Stewardship Award are:

The Winner of the 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award is Wouter Beek!