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'Data Repositories Day' Held in Gaborone

On Friday, 9 November, the World Data System organized its first International Data Repositories Day  at the University of Botswana, after the close of  IDW 2018 . This event was free and open to everyone with an interest, and attracted around 60 participants. During the day, attendees learned the ways in which WDS can assist the repository community: How WDS can help you improve the ...

Botswana President Formally Opens IDW 2018!

Botswana President—His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi—formally opened International Data Week 2018   on 5 November 2018 and delivered the opening keynote address for the week-long conference held in Gaborone, Botswana. The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology officiated and hosted the president at this official opening.

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

ISC Holds First GA in Paris

In a historic meeting on 4 July 2018 hosted by the French Académie des Sciences, the International Council for Science and the International Social Science Council merged and held its inaugural General Assembly (GA) as the 'International Science Council' (ISC), a unique global non-governmental organization representative of both the Natural and Social Sciences. The GA opened with addresses ...

Wouter Beek Wins 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Wouter Beek Wins 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Wouter Beek, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2018 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Beek will be presented with the 2018 Award and a prize at  International Data Week 2018 . Wouter Beek is an Artificial Intelligence researcher in the Knowledge, Reasoning and Representation group at VU University Amsterdam, collaborating ...

New Scientific Committee Appointed for 2018–2021

New Scientific Committee Appointed for 2018–2021

The new Scientific Committee (SC) of the World Data System  has been appointed for a three-year period commencing on 1 July 2018. The new Committee was chosen by the Executive Board of the International Council for Science, taking into account gender and geographical balance, and that at least one-third of the Committee are Directors of WDS Member Organizations. We would like to extend a warm ...

WDS-ECR Network Now Established!

Early Career Researchers and Scientists  (collectively 'ECRs')  now have their own network for data sharing and data stewardship. Indeed, the WDS-ECR Network has been established. Its role is to help foster better communication among ECRs, design activities targeting ECRs interests and concerns, and share ideas on how ECRs can best shape their role for future data sharing. Interested in ...