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Eleventh WDS Scientific Committee Meeting


On 06–07 November, the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) convened for its 11th biannual Meeting at the Jaypee Vasant Hotel in New Delhi. With the meeting immediately following the close of SciDataCon 2014, the SC examined the outcomes of the Conference and the necessary steps for SciDataCon 2016, before then discussing these with the Executive Committee of our sister organization under ICSU, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology.

Other topics of focus in the meeting, included:

  • The current role of ICSU-WDS in Less Economically Developed Countries, and the means by which this might be strengthened in the future.
  • Revision of the WDS Data Policy in response to the recent open access statement endorsed by ICSU, and the increase in disciplinary coverage of WDS membership.

A summary report of this meeting has been placed on the Meeting Reports page.