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International Data Week 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science

International Data Week 2018:  The Digital Frontiers of Global Science

The second edition of International Data Week (IDW 2018) will be held on 5–8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from all parts of the globe. Co-organized by the ICSU World Data System (WDS), the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology ...

CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

Tokyo, Japan and The Hague, Netherlands. The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new certification organization: CoreTrustSeal . The CoreTrustSeal Board offers all interested data repositories a core-level certification based on the DSA–WDS Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements catalogue and ...

More Monthly Blog Posts by WDS-SC!

After the popularity and success of the inaugural series of entries by WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) members on the WDS Blog , we are very pleased to announce the start of a second round of monthly WDS-SC posts. These posts will span the year leading up to International Data Week 2018, and as ever, will cover topics that the WDS-SC are currently involved in and that we hope are of ...

Calling all Early Career Researchers and Young Scientists

Calling all Early Career Researchers and Young Scientists

The World Data System (WDS) is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) that helps to coordinate and supports research data centres and date services worldwide. Our activities span all disciplines, and are designed to ensure that research data are preserved and openly disseminated to safeguard the integrity of science. WDS is also concerned with the availability to scientists and ...

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Technology Office

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the WDS International Technology Office

ICSU-WDS developed a vision in its  Strategic Plan 2014–2018  that involves significant contributions to the Global Research Data Infrastructure (GRDI), including to support elements of such GRDI on its own. Over the last 6 years, we made significant advances to establish an internationally recognized  core certification for data repositories  and build a community of excellence for scientific ...

Selected Papers from SCOSTEP–WDS Workshop Published in EPS Special Issue

We are pleased to report that six papers presented at the SCOSTEP–WDS Workshop on 'Global Data Activities for the Study of Solar–Terrestrial Variability' (28–30 September 2015; Tokyo, Japan) have been published in a special issue of the Earth, Planet and Space (EPS) journal under the title Global Data Systems for the Study of Solar–Terrestrial Variability . Full texts of the six papers can ...