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ISC Statement on Combating Systemic Racism and Other Forms of Discrimination in Science

ISC Statement on Combating Systemic Racism and Other Forms of Discrimination in Science

In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the global response it has ignited, the  International Science Council  (ISC) recognizes the need for critical reflection and concerted, impactful action to eradicate racism and other forms of injustice in our own scientific communities and the systems that support them. ISC has published a statement on combating systemic racism and other forms ...

Webinar – Accounting for Everyone: Using Gridded Population Data For Sustainable Development

Webinar – Accounting for Everyone: Using Gridded Population Data For Sustainable Development

Join ISC, SDSN TReNDS, and a panel of experts for a technical discussion on the use of gridded population data in a variety of applications! The International Science Council  (ISC) invites the WDS Community to join a webinar  Accounting for Everyone: Using Gridded Population Data For Sustainable Development , which will take place on 24 June 2020 at 09:30 EDT/15:30 CET/19:00 IST. This ...

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 ...

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 ...