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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host International Data Week 2018


Building on the success of International Data Week (IDW), the ICSU Committee on Data, ICSU World Data System, and Research Data Alliance plan to hold a  Second International Data Week  (IDW2) in September or October 2018, and are requesting  Expressions of Interest  by 10 March 2017 to host the second edition of this exciting event. To learn more about the Call and to submit your application, ...

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


We are delighted to announce that 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)  will present  IUPHAR Web Resources – Simplifying Complexity for Medicine and Education , the 11th WDS Webinar  and the first in a series of Webinars focussing on ...

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 ...

2016 Members' Forum Takes Place in Denver


Approximately 100 people, including nearly 70 WDS Member Representatives, attended the 2016 WDS Members' Forum on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Denver Colorado. This biennial WDS business meeting gave updates on the endeavours of the ICSU World Data System, as well as information on opportunities to adopt the outputs of WDS Working Groups .  The 2016 Members' Forum page has now been updated ...