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The WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.
The WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.

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Reminder: Register now (for free!) for WDS Webinar #11 on IUPHAR Web Resources, which will take place on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at 13:00 UTC: https://goo.gl/dZd8Qa

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ICSU-CODATA, ICSU-WDS, and RDA have announced a Call for Expressions of Interest to Host International Data Week (IDW) 2018. Building on the success of the landmark IDW—which attracted more than 850 data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards worldwide from all disciplines—the three organizations plan to hold a Second International Data Week (IDW2) in September or October 2018. Find out more details and submit your Expression of Interest (deadline: 10 March 2017): https://goo.gl/Itepw7

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This Blog post by Isabelle Gärtner-Roer of the WDS Scientific Committee presents the latest global change data for glaciers—one of the so-called Essential Climate Variables that give evidence of climate change and support the work of the UNFCCC and the IPCC: https://goo.gl/24txH0

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Register now for 'IUPHAR Web Resources – Simplifying Complexity for Medicine and Education', which will take place on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at 13:00 UTC. Presented by Michael Spedding (IUPHAR Secretary General) and a team of his colleagues from the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the 11th WDS Webinar will be the first in a series of Webinars focussing on Health-related data: https://goo.gl/dZd8Qa

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The French +CNRS published a White Paper: 'Open Science in a
Digital Republic—Study Review and Proposals for Implementing the Act.' which mentions +ICSU World Data System & Research Data Alliance global efforts for #OpenData http://www.cnrs.fr/dist/z-outils/documents/white-paper-digital-republic.pdf
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In the latest WDS Blog post, Lorrie Apple Johnson introduces WDS Associate Member the WorldWideScience Alliance—An International Partnership to Improve Access to Scientific and Technical Information and Research Data. Similar to ICSU-WDS, the WorldWideScience Alliance is committed to eliminating barriers associated with finding and sharing scientific data, and provides the governance structure for the global science gateway, WorldWideScience.org (WWS.org), which facilitates federated searching across over 100 scientific and technical databases from more than 70 countries. https://goo.gl/11df3s

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Universal and Unified Requirements for Core Certification of Trustworthy Data Repositories announced by World Data System and Data Seal of Approval http://goo.gl/3eM6mK

The catalogues is also available with a persistent identifier: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.168411


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FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories: A Webinar presented by Peter Doorn & Ingrid Dillo from the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS: WDS Regular Member) https://goo.gl/qzuMX9

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Check out our latest newsletter with highlights from International Data Week, SciDataCon 2016 and RDA Plenary 8th. We also published our Annual Report 2015-16 and much more https://goo.gl/C0WSdU

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Approximately 100 people, including nearly 70 WDS Member Representatives, attended the 2016 WDS Members' Forum on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Denver Colorado. This biennial WDS business meeting gave updates on the endeavours of the ICSU World Data System, as well as information on opportunities to adopt the outputs of WDS Working Groups. The 2016 Members' Forum page has now been updated with photos, all presentations, and a corrected participants list: www.icsu-wds.org/community/wds-members-forum/2016-members-forum
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