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2014 WDS Members' Forum Held in New Delhi

2014 WDS Members' Forum Held in New Delhi

Over 70 people participated in ICSU-WDS' biennial business meeting, the WDS Members' Forum, that was held on Sunday, 2 November at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Convention Centre, New Delhi (the venue of SciDataCon 2014). The audience of this open event consisted of Representatives of many WDS Member Organizations, the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC), as well those with an interest in ICSU-WDS.

Topics for discussion in the Scientific and Plenary Sessions included the progress and next stages of the WDS Knowledge Network and Data Publication Working Groups, and the WDS Strategic and Implementation Plans. Moreover, Members supported a set of Bylaws for managing the daily affairs of ICSU-WDS, and agreed that all Regular and Network Members should produce a public report of their activities every two years. 

The WDS-SC was especially impressed with the highly relevant and interesting oral and poster presentations given by the Representatives of WDS Regular and Network Members, and would like to express its gratitude to everyone who attended the Forum. In particular, we send our thanks to the local participants who joined us.