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Universal and Unified Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements


The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of the first version of their unified  Core  Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements . The unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built on inherent complementarity between ...

Annual Report 2015–16


The World Data System (WDS) Annual Report prepared by the International Programme Office and covering fiscal year 2015 (1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016) is available for  download  (PDF) in both high- and low-resolution for print out or online viewing, respectively.

Fifteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting


The 15th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 16 –17 September 2016  at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Co-located with International Data Week 2016 , the WDS-SC took time during the Meeting to reflect back on SciDataCon 2016 and the 2016 WDS Members' Forum directly after the conclusion of these successful events. The majority of the Meeting ...

2016 Members' Forum Takes Place in Denver


Approximately 100 people, including nearly 70 WDS Member Representatives, attended the 2016 WDS Members' Forum on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Denver Colorado. This biennial WDS business meeting gave updates on the endeavours of the ICSU World Data System, as well as information on opportunities to adopt the outputs of WDS Working Groups .  The 2016 Members' Forum page has now been updated ...

WDS Programme Officer Gives Lecture at International Data Sharing Training Workshop


Dr Rorie Edmunds, Programme Officer of the ICSU World Data System, was invited on 24 August to give the final lecture to 17 young data scientists from 14 countries across Asia  attending the International Training Workshop on Resources and Environmental Data Sharing Technology for the Silk Road Economic Belt (6–25 August 2016; Beijing, China). This 20-day training course— hosted by the  ...

Webinar #10: An Introduction to the DSA–WDS Common Requirements


On Wednesday, 31 August at 12:00 UTC, Ingrid Dillo (WDS-SC Vice-chair) gave An Introduction to the DSA–WDS Common Requirements  in the 10th WDS Webinar .  Although this Webinar was open to all, it was particularly focussed towards current and prospective WDS Regular Members, who will transition to the new DSA–WDS Common Requirements from October. Since 2012, a Working Group consisting ...