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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 ...

RDA and ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework for Linking Data and Literature


New framework presents vision and guidelines for linking research data and literature using a common, global approach. The  Research Data Alliance  (RDA) and the International Council for Science  World Data System  (ICSU-WDS) announce a new global framework for linking publications and datasets.  The Scholix framework — Scholarly Link Exchange —represents a set of aspirational principles and ...

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2016: Call for Nominations Closed!


The Call for Nominations for the 2016 WDS Data Stewardship Award has been closed. Thank you to everyone who has made a nomination for this annual prize directed towards early career researchers. The WDS Scientific Committee will now examine all of the nominations received and select the  2016 winner, who will be presented with their Award alongside the 2015 awardee, Dr Yaxing Wei ( ORNL ...