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Introducing the WDS Training Resources Guide

We are pleased to inform you of the launch of the WDS Training Resources Guide , a dynamic list of training resources offered by WDS Members and beyond that are acknowledge to be useful in the mobilization of capacity in the area of data stewardship. In particular, an indication is given as to which of the Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements  a training resource may be relevant ...

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

This workshop convened by ICSU-WDS aims to discuss scientific data management best practices developed by research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will map initiatives that are either underway or in the process of being developed, their strengths and limitations, and new opportunities for collaboration. In addition, future trends and perspectives for scientific data ...

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

World’s leading bodies of Social and Natural Sciences agree to merge in 2018, becoming the International Science Council to serve as the global voice for science. At a historic joint meeting in Taipei, members of world's two leading international science councils voted today to merge, launching a process that will see the formation of a single global entity—the International Science ...

Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

The CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repository certification has replaced the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) certification of Regular Members. Since July 2017, repositories applying for DSA or WDS certification are certified by the CoreTrustSeal. More information can be found at https://www.coretrustseal.org/about/ Data repositories that have ...

Seventeenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Seventeenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The 17th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 30 September–01 October 2017 at the Heian Hotel in Kyoto, Japan. In addition to a number of reports on WDS endeavours—including the WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2017 and at iPRES 2017 both taking place in Kyoto earlier that week—a very large part of the meeting was dedicated to two key topics: The development of a ...

World Data System Asia–Oceania Conference 2017

World Data System Asia–Oceania Conference 2017

The WDS Asia–Oceania Conference 2017 was successfully held on 27–29 September 2017 at Kyoto University. The Conference brought together over 100 data practitioners, data repository managers, and researchers predominantly based in Asia–Oceania to reinforce the data stewardship community in the region and to establish a collaborative system for accessing and disseminating research data. The ...