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SciDataCon 2018 Call for Abstracts – WDS Sessions

SciDataCon 2018 Call for Abstracts – WDS Sessions

The Call for Abstracts for SciDataCon 2018 is now open until 31 May 2018 (extended from 30 April). Abstracts for papers or posters  are invited for sessions at SciDataCon 2018, part of International Data Week (5–8 November 2018; Gaborone, Botswana).  Abstracts must be submitted to an accepted session or to the General Submission, and will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness to be ...

WDS International Technology Office to Open in Canada

WDS International Technology Office to Open in Canada

We are pleased to announce that following an international competitive call , the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) selected a Canadian consortium formed by three WDS Regular Members— Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) at the University of Victoria, the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre  (CADC) of the National Research Council (NRC) in Victoria, and the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network/Polar ...

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 . ...

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2018: Call for Nominations Open!

WDS Data Stewardship Award 2018: Call for Nominations Open!

The Call for Nominations for the 2018 WDS Data Stewardship Award is now open until 21 May 2018. This annual prize celebrates the exceptional contributions of early career researchers to the improvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. The winner will be presented with their Award and a prize in ...