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Call for Nominations: WDS Scientific Committee 2018–2021

Call for Nominations: WDS Scientific Committee 2018–2021

The term of the current Scientific Committee will expire in June 2018 and several seats will be up for renewal. The International Council for Science and the World Data System call their respective members as well as partners organizations concerned with scientific data stewardship to nominate new members of the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee is the governing body of WDS as ...

EXTENSION: SciDataCon 2018 Call for Session Proposals

EXTENSION: SciDataCon 2018 Call for Session Proposals

Deadline for proposals is extended to midnight UTC on 19 February 2018: Proposals are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science. SciDataCon 2018 will take place as part of International Data Week (IDW), 5–8 November 2018 [NEW DATE], in Gaborone, Botswana. Session proposals should be made at:  http://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/ .

Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

International Data Week 2018, coming for the first time to Africa, will take place on 5–8 November 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana. This decision has been taken in order to avoid clashes with the UN World Data Forum (22–24 October) and the Plenary Meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (31 Oct–1 Nov). For this data conference taking place in Africa and which will contain as one of its ...

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

The OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) and the World Data System partnered on a project to inform policies to promote open data for science focused on internationally coordinated data networks.  The overall aim of this project was to identify principles and policy actions that can enable the establishment and maintenance of effective international data networks that are necessary to support a ...

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 , 5–8 November 2018 [NEW DATE], in Gaborone, Botswana. Session proposals should be made via: http://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/ The (extended) deadline for proposals is midnight UTC on 19 February 2018. If you ...

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 ...