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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 ...

Workshop on Data Initiatives in Africa Concludes

Workshop on Data Initiatives in Africa Concludes

The workshop on Data Initiatives in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges for Research and Sustainable Development  convened by WDS took place last week in Grenoble with the participation of 30 experts (10 African countries represented). The meeting explored opportunities and challenges facing several data initiatives in Africa covering a broad range of disciplines and institutions. During the ...

New Standards and Certification Entity on the Horizon

New Standards and Certification Entity on the Horizon

The Hague, Netherlands and Tokyo, Japan – March 2017 The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the further alignment of their procedures and organizations. A single WDS–DSA Standards and Certification Board has now been established. This ad hoc Board will take responsibility for the development and maintenance of the ...

In Memoriam: Stan Ruttenberg, 1926–2017

In Memoriam: Stan Ruttenberg, 1926–2017

Stanley (Stan) Ruttenberg, past Chairman and Treasurer of the ICSU Panel on World Data Centers (WDCs)—the predecessor body of ICSU-WDS—recently passed away. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California at Los Angeles. Before chairing the WDC Panel, Stan was an instrumental participant and leader in many important global scientific projects over 50 ...

WDS Membership Reaches Landmark

WDS Membership Reaches Landmark

The ICSU World Data System celebrated a historic milestone late last year, as its membership reached—and then surpassed— 100 Member Organizations . WDS Members are split into four categories: Regular and Network Members are data stewards/analysis services and groups of these, and are certified as part of their WDS accreditation; while Partners and Associates are co-opted Members who ...