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Invest in Open Infrastructure Launches – Invitation to Sign Statement of Support

Tuesday, 14 May 2018 saw the formation of Invest In Open Infrastructure (IOI) a global initiative to increase the availability and sustainability of open knowledge infrastructure. Read more at Invest in Open Infrastructure Launches . The needs of today’s diverse scholarly communities are not being met by the existing largely uncoordinated scholarly infrastructure, which is dominated ...

New Datasets from NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

New Datasets from NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the following datasets: Gridded Population of the World (GPWv4.11) : The latest update to the GPW data collection provides access to more than 100 interactive map layers through a Web Map Service, so visualization of the data is easier than ever using map tools such as the SEDAC Map ...

Scientist Opportunity at GHRC and UAH

Scientist Opportunity at GHRC and UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is looking for a senior level scientist to be a leader in science and data management in the Global Hydrology and Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC; WDS Regular Member) and other related activities and projects. The scientist will be a key member of GHRC DAAC's leadership team, functioning as the link between data users, the ...

FREYA Blog Post: The Power of PIDs

FREYA Blog Post: The Power of PIDs

We would like to point you to the following blog post written by Dr. Ricarda Braukmann, who is Program Leader Social Sciences at DANS  (WDS Regular Member): The power of PIDs: Using persistent identifiers to link research outputs in the Netherlands The post covers  recent work coming out of the European Commission's FREYA project , which aims to build global persistent ...

Call for Papers for HSJ Special Issue: 'Hydrological Data: Opportunities and Barriers'

Call for Papers for HSJ Special Issue: 'Hydrological Data: Opportunities and Barriers'

Below is a call for papers in a Special Issue organized by International Association of Hydrological Sciences  (IAHS; WDS Associate Member) with WMO and UNESCO. Submission is welcome by 1st November through the Hydrological Sciences Journal online platform . Potential authors are strongly encouraged to contact first the Managing Guest Editor  to inquire about the suitability of their ...

CODATA–RDA School of Research Data Science, Sao Paulo: Applications Open

CODATA–RDA School of Research Data Science, Sao Paulo: Applications Open

Applications are now open for the CODATA–RDA School of Research Data Science, Sao Paulo, which will take place at ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research on 3–14 December 2018. Applications may be made via the below link (deadline: 30 September 2018) http://ictp-saifr.org/sis/datasci2018step0.php Further information is given below and also available here . ...