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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Programme Office

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Programme Office

The  WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by the  National Institute of Information and Communications Technology  (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan under two 5-year Letters of Cooperation between the International Science Council (ISC) and NICT. The current agreement ends on 31 March 2021 and, in light of this, ISC and the WDS Science ...

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

We are pleased to announce that  David Castle , Aminata Garba , and Juanle Wang  have been invited by the ISC Committee for Science Planning to serve on the WDS Scientific Committee  (WDS-SC) for an initial term ending on 30 June 2021. David, Aminata, and Juanle, replace Arona Deidhiou and David 'Paddy' Patterson who both were unable to continue on the WDS-SC due to health reasons, ...

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison announced in November 2019 that owing to increased responsibility within projects she is involved, she was no longer able to serve as Chair of WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) 2018–2021. With the appointment of three new SC members , we would like to inform the WDS community that Sandy has how stepped down from WDS-SC completely with immediate effect. Sandy was a part of ...

Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop: Final Extension to Call for Abstracts and Register Online

Owing to a number of requests, abstract submission for the Workshop has been extended one (very) last time to Sunday, 1 March. To enable people to already start planning their journeys, abstracts received thus far will now be reviewed and the authors notified of acceptance. This Workshop is convened by WDS, in collaboration with the  Brazilian Academy of Sciences , the  São Paulo ...

21st Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

21st Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee

The 21st Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 04–05 November in Paris, France. We are very grateful to our  parent organization, the  International Science Council (ISC), for kindly hosting the WDS-SC during its  second  biannual meeting of 2019 . The 21st Meeting began with an update on the latest developments in ISC by Dr Heide Hackmann, ISC Chief Executive ...

Libby Liggins Wins 2019 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Libby Liggins Wins 2019 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Libby Liggins, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2019 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Liggins will be presented with the 2019 Award and a prize at International Data Week 2021. Libby Liggins is an evolutionary ecologist who primarily uses molecular genomic data to address fundamental questions in population ecology, ...