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Call for Session Proposals: SciDataCon 2018

Call for Session Proposals: SciDataCon 2018

Proposals are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science . SciDataCon 2018 will take place as an integrated part of International Data Week , 22–26 October 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana. Session proposals should be made via: http://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/ The deadline for proposals is midnight UTC on 19 January 2018. If you have not already done so, ...

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Linhuan Wu, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2017 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Wu will be presented with the 2017 Award and a prize at  International Data Week 2018 . On being informed of her win, Dr Wu said, 'I fully understand that the WDS Data Stewardship Award has an excellent reputation and always has high selection ...

Introducing the WDS Training Resources Guide

We are pleased to inform you of the launch of the WDS Training Resources Guide , a dynamic list of training resources offered by WDS Members and beyond that are acknowledge to be useful in the mobilization of capacity in the area of data stewardship. In particular, an indication is given as to which of the Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements  a training resource may be relevant ...

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

This workshop convened by WDS aims to discuss scientific data management best practices developed by research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will map initiatives that are either under way or in the process of being developed, their strengths and limitations, and new opportunities for collaboration. In addition, future trends and perspectives for scientific data systems, as ...

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

World’s leading bodies of Social and Natural Sciences agree to merge in 2018, becoming the International Science Council to serve as the global voice for science. At a historic joint meeting in Taipei, members of world's two leading international science councils voted today to merge, launching a process that will see the formation of a single global entity—the International Science ...

Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

The CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repository certification has replaced the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) certification of Regular Members. Since July 2017, repositories applying for DSA or WDS certification are certified by the CoreTrustSeal. More information can be found at https://www.coretrustseal.org/about/ Data repositories that have ...