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In Memoriam: Stan Ruttenberg, 1926–2017


Stanley (Stan) Ruttenberg, past Chairman and Treasurer of the ICSU Panel on World Data Centers (WDCs)—the predecessor body of ICSU-WDS—recently passed away. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California at Los Angeles. Before chairing the WDC Panel, Stan was an instrumental participant and leader in many important global scientific projects over 50 ...

WDS Membership Reaches Landmark


The ICSU World Data System celebrated a historic milestone late last year, as its membership reached—and then surpassed— 100 Member Organizations . WDS Members are split into four categories: Regular and Network Members are data stewards/analysis services and groups of these, and are certified as part of their WDS accreditation; while Partners and Associates are co-opted Members who ...

Webinar #11: IUPHAR Web Resources – Simplifying Complexity for Medicine and Education


On Tuesday, 28 February at 13:00 UTC, Michael Spedding (IUPHAR Secretary General) and a team of his colleagues from the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR)  presented  IUPHAR Web Resources – Simplifying Complexity for Medicine and Education , the 11th WDS Webinar  and the first in a series of Webinars focussing on Health-related data. This Webinar consisted of ...

Universal and Unified Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements


The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of the first version of their unified  Core  Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements . The unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built on inherent complementarity between ...

Annual Report 2015–16


The World Data System (WDS) Annual Report prepared by the International Programme Office and covering fiscal year 2015 (1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016) is available for  download  (PDF) in both high- and low-resolution for print out or online viewing, respectively.

Fifteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting


The 15th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 16 –17 September 2016  at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Co-located with International Data Week 2016 , the WDS-SC took time during the Meeting to reflect back on SciDataCon 2016 and the 2016 WDS Members' Forum directly after the conclusion of these successful events. The majority of the Meeting ...