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UPDATE: Second LAC Scientific Data Management Workshop Postponed Until 2021

WDS, ABC, FAPESP, and RDA have now agreed that the  Second LAC Workshop   will be postponed until early 2021 , in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic. More details will follow soon.   Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and continue to check the Workshop website for updates.   The Second LAC Workshop Scientific Organizing Committee

SAVE THE DATE: International Data Week 2021, 8–11 November 2021, Seoul, South Korea

The International Science Council’s  Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of International Data Week (IDW 2021) will be held on 8–11 November 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. IDW 2021 will be hosted by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), committed by the ...

Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions

Data Together COVID-19 Appeal and Actions

The World Data System of the International Science Council (ISC) together with ISC's Committee on Data , GO FAIR , and the Research Data Alliance (RDA)—the four major international data organizations—are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimize the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated ...

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: Deadline Extended to 31 May

Call for EoIs to Host WDS-IPO: Deadline Extended to 31 May

Owing to the exceptional circumstances the world is currently facing concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Science Council has decided to extend the deadline for EoIs to Sunday, 31 May 2020. The  WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by the  National Institute of Information and Communications Technology  (NICT) ...

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

Three New Members Appointed to WDS-SC

We are pleased to announce that  David Castle , Aminata Garba , and Juanle Wang  have been invited by the ISC Committee for Science Planning to serve on the WDS Scientific Committee  (WDS-SC) for an initial term ending on 30 June 2021. David, Aminata, and Juanle, replace Arona Deidhiou and David 'Paddy' Patterson who both were unable to continue on the WDS-SC due to health reasons, ...

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison Steps Down from WDS-SC

Sandy Harrison announced in November 2019 that owing to increased responsibility within projects she is involved, she was no longer able to serve as Chair of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) 2018–2021. With the appointment of three new SC members , we would like to inform the WDS community that Sandy has now stepped down from WDS-SC completely with immediate effect. Sandy was a part ...