Tenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting
The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) convened for its 10th biannual Meeting on 31 March–02 April at the ICSU Secretariat in Paris, France (a summary report can be found on the Meeting Reports page). During the Meeting, the WDS-SC continued to hone the WDS Strategic and Implementation Plans, with a view to formally publishing these documents. In addition, the WDS-SC re-examined the 'full and open access' concept in light of ICSU-WDS continuing to broaden its scientific coverage across diverse new domains. The outcomes of that deliberation were considered positive and will result in an update of the WDS Data Policy in the future.
The SC would like to thank Dieter Van Uytvanck (CLARIN-ERIC; WDS Network Member) and George Alter (ICPSR; WDS Regular Member) for their enlightening input into the discussions on full and open access.