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Boris Biskaborn Wins 2016 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Boris Biskaborn Wins 2016 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Boris Biskaborn, who was selected by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the 2016 winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. This accolade  highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.  Dr Biskaborn will be ...

WDS-convened Session at AGU 2016 – Call for Papers (Deadline: 3 August)

Paper contributions are invited for the session Publishing and Managing Data: The case for Trustworthy Digital Repositories accepted in the Earth and Space Science Informatics focus group at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting . This session is expected to highlight the important role played by the WDS community in seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges outlined in the below ...

RDA and ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework for Linking Data and Literature

RDA and ICSU-WDS Announce the Scholix Framework for Linking Data and Literature

New framework presents vision and guidelines for linking research data and literature using a common, global approach. The  Research Data Alliance  (RDA) and the International Council for Science  World Data System  (ICSU-WDS) announce a new global framework for linking publications and datasets.  The Scholix framework — Scholarly Link Exchange —represents a set of aspirational principles and ...

Webinar #9: Big Data, Little Data, No Data – Who is in Charge of Data Quality?

Webinar #9: Big Data, Little Data, No Data – Who is in Charge of Data Quality?

On Monday, 9 May at 11:00 UTC, Christine Borgman and Andrea Scharnhorst explored the issues surrounding responsibilities for data quality in  Big Data, Little Data, No Data – Who is in Charge of Data Quality? , the 9th presentation in the WDS Webinar series . Data quality is a consideration throughout the research process. To what extent should responsibility for assuring data quality be the ...

Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

Fourteenth WDS Scientific Committee Meeting

The 14th Meeting of the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) took place on 04 –05 April 2016  at the Kōjimachi Office of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo, Japan. The SC welcomed to the Meeting Isabelle Gärtner-Roer and Alfredo Tolmasquim , who had been appointed to the Committee by the ICSU Executive Board in December 2015. The principal focus ...

World Data System Marks Fifth Anniversary of International Programme Office

World Data System Marks Fifth Anniversary of International Programme Office

A ceremony was held yesterday to mark five years of successful collaboration between the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) for the hosting and supporting of the World Data System – International Programme Office (WDS-IPO). The WDS-IPO was established in April 2011 and formally inaugurated in May ...