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Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

Change of Dates: International Data Week 2018

International Data Week 2018, coming for the first time to Africa, will take place on 5–8 November 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana. This decision has been taken in order to avoid clashes with the UN World Data Forum (22–24 October) and the Plenary Meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (31 Oct–1 Nov). For this data conference taking place in Africa and which will contain as one of its ...

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

Coordination and Support of International Research Data Networks: Final Report Published

The OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) and the World Data System partnered on a project to inform policies to promote open data for science focused on internationally coordinated data networks.  The overall aim of this project was to identify principles and policy actions that can enable the establishment and maintenance of effective international data networks that are necessary to support a ...

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Linhuan Wu Wins 2017 WDS Data Stewardship Award

Congratulations to Dr Linhuan Wu, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the  2017 winner  of the WDS Data Stewardship Award. Dr Wu will be presented with the 2017 Award and a prize at  International Data Week 2018 . On being informed of her win, Dr Wu said, 'I fully understand that the WDS Data Stewardship Award has an excellent reputation and always has high selection ...

Introducing the WDS Training Resources Guide

We are pleased to inform you of the launch of the WDS Training Resources Guide , a dynamic list of training resources offered by WDS Members and beyond that are acknowledge to be useful in the mobilization of capacity in the area of data stewardship. In particular, an indication is given as to which of the Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements  a training resource may be relevant ...

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

WDS Latin America & Caribbean Scientific Data Management Workshop

This workshop convened by ICSU-WDS aims to discuss scientific data management best practices developed by research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will map initiatives that are either underway or in the process of being developed, their strengths and limitations, and new opportunities for collaboration. In addition, future trends and perspectives for scientific data ...

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

ICSU and ISSC Members Vote to Create New Merged Organization: The 'International Science Council'

World’s leading bodies of Social and Natural Sciences agree to merge in 2018, becoming the International Science Council to serve as the global voice for science. At a historic joint meeting in Taipei, members of world's two leading international science councils voted today to merge, launching a process that will see the formation of a single global entity—the International Science ...