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Urgent Call for Expert Contributions: RDA COVID-19 Working Group

Urgent Call for Expert Contributions: RDA COVID-19 Working Group

As an international, consensus-driven, community based organization, the  Research Data Alliance  (RDA; WDS Associate Member) has been asked to leverage on the global RDA data community to support the urgent Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As a response, RDA has set up a fast track Working Group (WG) titled the 'RDA COVID-19 Working Group'. The objective of this WG is to clearly define ...

Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop POSTPONED

We are very sorry that, in light of the current circumstances, WDS, ABC, FAPESP, and RDA have agreed to POSTPONE the Second LAC Workshop to a future date, not yet defined.   This was a very difficult decision to take, and we hope the community understands.   The event has attracted considerable attention, with over 200 people pre-registered, and we want to ensure that it will ...

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: Deadline Extended to 31 May

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: Deadline Extended to 31 May

Owing to the exceptional circumstances the world is currently facing concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Science Council has decided to extend the deadline for EoIs to Sunday, 31 May 2020. The  WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by the  National Institute of Information and Communications Technology  (NICT) ...

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

We are pleased to announce that  David Castle , Aminata Garba , and Juanle Wang  have been invited by the ISC Committee for Science Planning to serve on the WDS Scientific Committee  (WDS-SC) for an initial term ending on 30 June 2021. David, Aminata, and Juanle, replace Arona Deidhiou and David 'Paddy' Patterson who both were unable to continue on the WDS-SC due to health reasons, ...

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison announced in November 2019 that owing to increased responsibility within projects she is involved, she was no longer able to serve as Chair of WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) 2018–2021. With the appointment of three new SC members , we would like to inform the WDS community that Sandy has how stepped down from WDS-SC completely with immediate effect. Sandy was a part of ...

Abstracts Submission Closed for Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. The online submission system is now  closed . To enable people to plan their journeys, abstracts received will now be reviewed as quickly as possible and the authors notified of acceptance. This Workshop is convened by WDS, in collaboration with the  Brazilian Academy of Sciences , the  São Paulo Research Foundation , and the  ...