New WDS Data Sharing Principles
As the leading international, multidisciplinary organization in the provision of trusted data services, the International Council for Science – World Data System (ICSU-WDS) has adopted a new set of Data Sharing Principles to advance its goals and to embody the spirit of ‘open science’ meant to unite diverse communities of data producers and data users.
These Principles are in line with data policies of national and international initiatives and they express the core ethical commitments that are operationalized in the WDS Certification and with which existing organizational policies of WDS Members are expected to be aligned.
The WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) developed the first draft of the Principles and initiated a full consultation with its Member Organizations. We would like to acknowledge and thank WDS Members for the overwhelming support and positive feedback received on the draft version. The WDS-SC incorporated their valuable contributions and has published the final version on the WDS website.