Application Reviews: Experts from WDS Member Organizations
WDS Regular and Network Members have a broad range of specialisms and a strong understanding of the WDS certification requirements. Since late 2012, the WDS Scientific Committee (WDC-SC) has invited the Representatives of greater then 20 WDS Members to conduct reviews of candidates’ applications for WDS membership with great success. Nevertheless, the procedure for enlisting the expertise of WDS Member Representatives for reviews has been on an ad hoc basis, and the WDS-SC thus identified the need for a more systematic community approach.
WDS Member Representatives in attendance at the 2016 WDS Members’ Forum supported an updated version of the WDS Bylaws that includes the following article:
As part of membership requirements, WDS Regular and Network Members will be invited by the WDS-SC to conduct a maximum of two membership certification reviews per year as a contribution to the WDS community effort.
Hence, newly accredited WDS Members, and those reaccredited following periodic review, will agree to this article.
A number of WDS Member Representatives have, moreover, kindly volunteered to conduct reviews prior to making a more formal commitment. The WDS-SC expresses its gratitude to the below WDS Members who have agreed to lend their expertise to the WDS community by taking on this extremely important role. Individuals are acknowledged upon their consent; otherwise, the Member Organization is acknowledged.