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Request for Comments: 5th Release (Final Draft) of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations

Request for Comments: 5th Release (Final Draft) of RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations

Part of the Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions , the  Research Data Alliance  (RDA; WDS Associate Member) has been asked to leverage on the global data community to support the urgent Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and has set up a fast track Working Group (WG) titled the ' RDA COVID-19 Working Group '. On 28 May 2020, RDA published the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 ...

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: New Deadline of 31 July!

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: New Deadline of 31 July!

Owing to the continued disruptions in many countries from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been agreed with the International Science Council to set a new deadline of Friday, 31 July 2020 for Expressions of Interest. Please note that this will be the final deadline for submissions. The  WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by ...

WDS Endorses the TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories

WDS Endorses the TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories

The World Data System of the International Science Council has endorsed ' The TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories ', following their publication in Nature Research’s Scientific Data on 14 May 2020 (Vol. 7, Article 144,  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0486-7). These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories; especially, those responsible for ...

UNESCO Global Consultations on Open Science

UNESCO Global Consultations on Open Science

UNESCO has launched a Global Consultation on Open Science with a view to developing a standard-setting instrument in the form of a Recommendation, to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2021. The World Data System of the International Science Council has been invited to contribute to this process, and to provide both inputs as an organization, and from the WDS community ...

Call for Comments on SCHOLIX Recommendation

Call for Comments on SCHOLIX Recommendation

We are pleased to announce that the joint World Data System–Research Data Alliance  Scholarly Link Exchange (SCHOLIX) Working Group has released the following Recommendation: Scholix Metadata Schema for Exchange of Scholarly Communication   The Call for Community Feedback on this Recommendation is open until Wednesday, 20 March 2020 (RDA account required).

COVID-19: The Duty to Document Does Not Cease in a Crisis, It Becomes More Essential

The World Data System of the International Science Council has joined the organizations noted below in signing a statement developed by the International Council on Archives and the International Conference of Information Commissioners . The statement is built on three principles: Decisions must be documented. Records and data should be secured and preserved in all sectors. The ...