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IDW 2018 Registration Now Open!

  Register at http://www.internationaldataweek.org/event-registration Registration is now officially open for International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018), which will take place  5–8 November 2018  in Gaborone, Botswana. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing by registering  by 30 September 2018. Reduced pricing is also available for students and attendees based in Low and Middle ...

Survey on Non-standard Research Outputs

The WDS Community is asked to please complete—and to share with colleagues and networks—the following survey concerning what, if anything, should be done by the World Data System to help sustain and guarantee the trustworthiness of (repositories of) components of research activity beyond what is typically thought of as 'data': Extending Trust Beyond Data and Data Services (For those ...

Join WDS in Gaborone for 'Data Repositories Day'

When making your travel plans for IDW 2018 , please also take in account that ' Data Repositories Day 2018 ' will be hosted by the World Data System on Friday, 09 November 2018. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest, and those from outside of the WDS family will be very much welcomed— Representatives of WDS Member Organizations are expected to participate. To facilitate the ...

Keynotes Announced for IDW 2018 (Updated 14/08/2018)

We are delighted to announce that currently the follow keynote speakers are confirmed for International Data Week 2018 (5–8 November 2018; Gaborone, Botswana).  Rob Adam South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and Square Kilometre Array Rob Adam was appointed Director of the South African Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope project in January 2016. Until recently Rob held the ...

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

In a historic meeting on 4 July 2018 hosted by the French Académie des Sciences, the International Council for Science and the International Social Science Council merged and held its inaugural General Assembly (GA) as the 'International Science Council' (ISC), a unique global non-governmental organization representative of both the Natural and Social Sciences. The GA opened with addresses ...

Wouter Beek Wins 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Wouter Beek Wins 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Wouter Beek, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2018 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Beek will be presented with the 2018 Award and a prize at  International Data Week 2018 . Wouter Beek is an Artificial Intelligence researcher in the Knowledge, Reasoning and Representation group at VU University Amsterdam, collaborating ...