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Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions

Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions

The World Data System of the International Science Council (ISC) together with ISC's Committee on Data , GO FAIR , and the Research Data Alliance (RDA)—the four major international data organizations—are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimize the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated ...

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 the 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 now stepped down from WDS-SC completely with immediate effect. Sandy was a part ...

Abstracts Submission Closed for Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. The online submission system is now  closed . To enable people to plan their journeys, abstracts received will now be reviewed as quickly as possible and the authors notified of acceptance. This Workshop is convened by WDS, in collaboration with the  Brazilian Academy of Sciences , the  São Paulo Research Foundation , and the  ...

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, ...