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The World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC)

The mission of the World Data System is to support the ISC by promoting long-term stewardship of, and universal and equitable access to, quality-assured scientific data and data services, products, and information across all disciplines.

Call for Sessions, Presentations and Posters: SciDataCon 2023, part of IDW 2023

SciDataCon, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organised by CODATA and WDS, is accepting proposals for Sessions, Presentations, and Posters

A Decade of Data: Research Data Alliance to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in 2023

Join us in celebrating the RDA’s 10th anniversary during “A Decade of Data” in 2023.

The WDS Hosts 100th Scientific Committee Meeting

The World Data System celebrated its milestone 100th meeting with its Scientific Committee (SC) on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. The Scientific Committee is comprised of a diverse group of data-minded individuals from a variety of fields and disciplines. The SC guides and...

OSTP Takes Steps Toward Equitable AI

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced on 4 October their blueprints for an "AI Bill of Rights" that seeks to provide guidance for more equitable use of AI. This framework is still in early stages, but it is a major step toward...

ISC Fellowship Nominations

The ISC invites its members and other partners to nominate eminent scientists and thought-leaders to join the ISC Fellowship. ISC Fellows are people of high scientific and public standing who will help the ISC in its mission to be the global voice for science. Please...

Fair Digital Objects Forum 2022

The 1st International Conference of FAIR Digital Objects will bring together for the first time at this scale key technical, scientific, industry, and science-policy stakeholders with the aim to boost the development and implementation of FDOs worldwide and transform...

Member Spotlight

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WDS represents a worldwide community of excellence for scientific data that ensures the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assured data and data services to the international science community.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology


National Marine Data and Information Service

Save the date for International Data Week 2023.
Information on deadlines and registration coming soon.


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