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Calling all Early Career Researchers and Young Scientists

Calling all Early Career Researchers and Young Scientists

The World Data System (WDS) is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) that helps to coordinate and supports research data centres and date services worldwide. Our activities span all disciplines, and are designed to ensure that research data are preserved and openly disseminated to safeguard the integrity of science. WDS is also concerned with the availability to scientists and ...

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2017: Call for Nominations Open!

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2017: Call for Nominations Open!

The Call for Nominations for the 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award is now open. This annual prize celebrates the exceptional contributions of early career researchers to the improvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. The winner, selected by the WDS Scientific Committee, will be presented with ...

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Technology Office

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Technology Office

ICSU-WDS developed a vision in its  Strategic Plan 2014–2018  that involves significant contributions to the Global Research Data Infrastructure (GRDI), including to support elements of such GRDI on its own. Over the last 6 years, we made significant advances to establish an internationally recognized  core certification for data repositories  and build a community of excellence for scientific ...

OpenAIRE and WDS Announce Cooperation to Advance Open Science

OpenAIRE and WDS Announce Cooperation to Advance Open Science

OpenAIRE and ICSU-WDS today proudly announce the signing of an agreement to strengthen existing collaborations in the field of research data and to further develop joint activities to support the Open Science agenda. A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the organizations clearly states their intention to coordinate efforts in areas of mutual interest.  Press Release

ORCID and WDS Partner to Support Reuse of Research Data

ORCID and WDS Partner to Support Reuse of Research Data

ORCID and the ICSU World Data System share a common interest in improving how we share research data and information. Given their common objectives, the two organizations decided to enter into a formal partnership with the ultimate goal to build levels of trust and enable sharing and reuse of research data. A  Memorandum of Understanding  was signed to define areas of collaborations and ...

WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2017: Registration & Abstraction Submission Open

We are pleased to announce that online Registration and Abstract Submission is now open for the World Data System Asia–Oceania Conference 2017  (27–29 September; Kyoto, Japan). Deadlines are 31 August and 15 July, respectively, and one may also apply for travel support (deadline: 31 May). This Conference will bring together data practitioners, data repository managers, and researchers to ...