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WDS Statement on Ukraine

The World Data System, an affiliated body of the International Science Council (ISC), supports the ISC’s statement on the war in Ukraine. The WDS stands with the ISC in condemning the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, along with CODATA and a growing number of other ISC members . The WDS includes two members in Ukraine.  The World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development ...

Goins Named Executive Director, WDS-IPO

Goins Named Executive Director, WDS-IPO

Meredith Goins joined WDS on 29 November 2021 as the Executive Director, WDS-IPO. Situated at the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) and stationed in Knoxville, TN, Goins leads the operations and budget of the IPO and reports to Suzie Allard, Principal Investigator (PI) of the sponsored project and the Scientific Committee chaired by David Castle. Goins and the ...

International Data Week 2022

International Data Week 2022

IDW, comprised of the 19 th RDA Plenary and SciDataCon 2022, will be a hybrid event this year to be held virtually and in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 20-23 June 2022. High-level themes of IDW 2022 and SciDataCon include: Data to Improve our World: The role of data to address global challenges The State of Open Science Globally Research Transparency, Accountability, and ...

Inaugural WDS-ITO Data Prize - UPDATED

Inaugural WDS-ITO Data Prize - UPDATED

Update Inaugural WDS-ITO Data Prize , see  https://www.worlddatasystem.org/news/news-archive/ITO_Data_Prize How do you facilitate the movement of data between repositories and analytics engines? If you’re a researcher, student, developer, data manager, or just enthusiastic about data science, we want to hear from you! The World Data System is offering 2 cash prizes of CAD$1,000 to ...

International Data Week 2021 will be postponed to 20-23 June 2022

International Data Week 2021 will be postponed to 20-23 June 2022

The founding organisations and the local hosts announce that International Data Week 2021 will be postponed to 20-23 June 2022 for the main conference.  Associated events will take place in the period 18-26 June 2022.  The conference will be a hybrid format with in-person as well as virtual participation.  This decision was made in response to the continuing global COVID-19 crisis and its ...

In Rememberance: Peter Fox, 1959–2021

In Rememberance: Peter Fox, 1959–2021

The Scientific Committee, and the International Programme and Technology Offices, of the World Data System express their great sadness at learning of the news that Dr Peter Fox unexpectedly passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday, 27 March 2021. Peter was highly instrumental in recommending the transition to the new World Data System from the former systems under ISC (then ICSU), the World Data ...