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In Memoriam: Roger Barry

In Memoriam: Roger Barry

Roger Barry was the Founding Director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) and a driving force behind the World Data Centre (WDC) hosted at NSIDC and now a Regular Member of WDS . Read more on the NSIDC website .

WDS-SC Opinion Piece: Data Management 101 for ECRs

We would like to draw your attention to the following Opinion Piece from the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) that was recently published on the WDS Blog . It looks at the fundamental data-related skills that the WDS-SC believes are essential to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) throughout the course of their careers. It is also available for download as a PDF . What Every Early ...

First CoreTrustSeal-certified WDS Regular Members in Biomedical Field!

First CoreTrustSeal-certified WDS Regular Members in Biomedical Field!

We are very pleased to announce that  ImmPort Repository and the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) have become the first WDS Regular Members to be certified under the new CoreTrustSeal core certification standard . Moreover, they are the first two WDS Members in the area of biomedical data, thus helping the ICSU World Data System to advance its truly multidisciplinary mission . ...

Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

International Data Week 2018, coming for the first time to Africa, will take place on 5–8 November 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana. This decision has been taken in order to avoid clashes with the UN World Data Forum (22–24 October) and the Plenary Meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (31 Oct–1 Nov). For this data conference taking place in Africa and which will contain as one of its ...

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

The OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) and the World Data System partnered on a project to inform policies to promote open data for science focused on internationally coordinated data networks.  The overall aim of this project was to identify principles and policy actions that can enable the establishment and maintenance of effective international data networks that are necessary to support a ...

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Linhuan Wu, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2017 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Wu will be presented with the 2017 Award and a prize at  International Data Week 2018 . On being informed of her win, Dr Wu said, 'I fully understand that the WDS Data Stewardship Award has an excellent reputation and always has high selection ...