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ICSU-WDS Becomes Associate Member of WorldWideScience Alliance

ICSU-WDS Becomes Associate Member of WorldWideScience Alliance

We are pleased to announce the reciprocal exchanging of Associate memberships between the ICSU World Data System and the WorldWideScience Alliance, the governance structure of  WorldWideScience.org . We look forward to this mutually beneficial collaboration, which will serve as a forum for the two organizations to share ideas and work towards common goals.

New WDS Members

It has been a busy start to 2013 for the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) in terms of WDS membership . Between mid-January and mid-February, the WDS Scientific Committee accredited six new Regular and Network Members and co-opted four new Partner and Associate Members. Whilst we would like to welcome all of these new Members to WDS, we are particularly pleased to accept our first Regular ...

Claudia Emerson Appointed onto WDS-SC

Claudia Emerson Appointed onto WDS-SC

In response to ICSU's research priorities, its Executive Board decided that a 13th seat would be established  for an individual in the life or social and behavioural sciences when appointing the new WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) earlier this year. After being approached at the CODATA 2012 Conference, Dr. Claudia Emerson was nominated—and subsequently appointed—to fill this 13th position. ...

Seventh WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Seventh WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) held their 7th biannual meeting on 1–2 November 2012 in Taipei. This initial meeting of the second WDS-SC was tasked with developing the framework that will position ICSU-WDS as the premium global multidisciplinary network for quality-assessed scientific data and enable WDS to significantly contribute to projects such as Future Earth , ICSU’s flagship ...

ICSU-WDS Recognized as Participating Organization in GEO

ICSU-WDS Recognized as Participating Organization in GEO

The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) is now officially recognized as a 'Participating Organization' in the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations ( GEO ). WDS will contribute its Members’ key multidisciplinary quality-assessed scientific datasets to the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS) Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone. WDS is also supporting a community-based framework for ...

WDS Co-organizes Breakout Session at Future Earth Workshop

Sister organizations WDS and CODATA jointly organized a data management breakout session during the recent workshop held by the Global Environmental Change community on ICSU's flagship Future Earth programme (28 – 29 November 2012; UNESCO, Paris). The goal of this session was to discuss the data management arrangements proposed in the draft institutional and research framework of Future Earth ...