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Collaboration between ICSU World Data System and SCOSTEP/VarSITI

Takashi Watanabe and Rorie Edmunds in VarSITI Newsletter, Volume 3. The International Council for Science (ICSU) has a long history of collaborating internationally on the archiving and provision of scientific data. The World Data Centres (WDCs) and the Federation of Geophysical and Astrophysical Data Services were established by ICSU during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Building ...

The International Council for Science

Professor David Black in Chemistry International (Volume 36, Issue 3).  The mission of the International Council for Science (ICSU) is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Its long-term vision is for a world where excellence in science is effectively translated into policy making and socioeconomic development. In such a world, universal and equitable access to ...

Open Research Data: From Vision to Practice

Heinz Pampel and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen in Opening Science. Abstract: To make progress in science, we need to be open and share.’’ This quote from Neelie Kroes (2012), vice president of the European Commission  describes the growing public demand for an Open Science. Part of Open Science is, next to Open Access to peer-reviewed publications, the Open Access to research data, the basis of ...

A Different Kind of Ecosystem

Wim Hugo in SAEON Newsletter (October 2013). As the 21st century gets underway, the world is facing significant challenges from change - climate variability, momentous changes in the levels of income and resource consumption of developing nations, habitat destruction and species loss at an unprecedented rate, and increasingly large impacts from natural events on the expanding human population ...

Searching Inter-disciplinary Scientific Big Data Based on Latent Correlation Analysis

Gonzales Eloy in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Abstract: In this paper, a novel cross-database search system (Cross-DB) is proposed. The aim of Cross-DB is to facilitate the search of interdisciplinary-correlated datasets from large-scale, multi-domain and heterogeneous data repositories. With conventional systems or portals for searching scientific datasets, ...

A Maturity Model for Digital Data Centers

Wim Hugo in Data Science Journal. Abstract: Digital data and service centers, such as those envisaged by the ICSU World Data System (WDS), are subject to a wide-ranging collection of requirements and constraints. Many of these requirements are traditionally difficult to assess and to measure objectively and consistently. As a solution to this problem, an approach based on a maturity model is ...