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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 ...

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 ...