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RDA–WDS Interest Groups Initiated

RDA–WDS Interest Groups Initiated

The ICSU World data System (ICSU-WDS) had a good presence at the recent First Plenary of the Research Data Alliance ( RDA ) in Gothenburg, Sweden (18–20 March 2013); with Françoise Genova and Wim Hugo of the WDS Scientific Committee , and Mustapha Mokrane ( WDS Executive Director ) attending. Reinforcing the common links between ICSU-WDS and RDA, this launch event resulted in the initiation of ...

IODE Adopts WDS-aligned QMF to Accredit its NODCs

IODE Adopts WDS-aligned QMF to Accredit its NODCs

In March 2013, Mustapha Mokrane (Executive Director) and Rorie Edmunds (Programme Officer) of the WDS International Programme Office attended the 22nd Session of the International Oceanographic Data Exchange ( IODE-XXII ) in Ensenada, Mexico. Following close collaboration between the Membership and Accreditation Subcommittee of the WDS Scientific Committee and the IODE Project Office, it was ...

ICSU-WDS Establishes Two Working Groups

At its 7th Meeting (held 1–2 November 2012, in Taipei), the WDS Scientific Committee took the historic decision to establish WDS Working Groups (WGs) in order to realize three leading-edge services considered to add value to the wider scientific community: A WDS Open Metadata Catalogue A searchable WDS Scalable Knowledge Network A community-based Data Publication and ...

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. ...