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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 ...

SciDataCon 2016 Programme Available!


We are delighted to publish the draft programme for SciDataCon 2016  with options for viewing in a full window or for downloading the spreadsheet. The two days (12–13 September) will contain a total of 56 sessions spread over 7 parallel tracks, as well as 2 dedicated poster sessions. Details will be provided soon on keynotes and on the opening ceremony on the evening of Sunday, 11 September, as ...

Boris Biskaborn Wins 2016 WDS Data Stewardship Award


Congratulations to Dr Boris Biskaborn, who was selected by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the 2016 winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. This accolade  highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.  Dr Biskaborn will be ...

WDS-convened Session at AGU 2016 – Call for Papers (Deadline: 3 August)

Paper contributions are invited for the session Publishing and Managing Data: The case for Trustworthy Digital Repositories accepted in the Earth and Space Science Informatics focus group at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting . This session is expected to highlight the important role played by the WDS community in seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges outlined in the below ...