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Call for Nominations: WDS Scientific Committee 2018–2021

Call for Nominations: WDS Scientific Committee 2018–2021

The term of the current Scientific Committee will expire in June 2018 and several seats will be up for renewal. The International Council for Science and the World Data System call their respective members as well as partners organizations concerned with scientific data stewardship to nominate new members of the Scientific Committee.

The Scientific Committee is the governing body of WDS as defined in its Constitution.  It is composed of internationally recognized and leading researchers and experts in all aspects of scientific data. Members are appointed in their personal capacity normally for a three-year term renewable once by the ICSU Executive Board with attention to geographical, disciplinary and gender balance. In addition, at least four members are drawn from representatives of WDS Member Organizations. The list of the current committee members is available online

More information regarding the role and responsibilities of committee members can be found here.

If you would like to nominate an expert for this committee, please complete this Nomination Form to be sent to the WDS International Programme Office by email  no later than 5 March 2018.

Following the recommendation from the ICSU General Assembly, nominations of early career and female scientists or experts are strongly encouraged.