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

The mission of the World Data System is to enhance the capabilities, impact and sustainability of our member data repositories and data services by:

creating trusted communities of scientific data repositories

strengthening the scientific enterprise throughout the entire lifecycle of data and all related components creating first-class data that feeds first-class research output

advocating for accessible data and transparent and reproducible science.


WDS DORA Endorsement Announcement

WDS ENDORSES DORA DECLARATION ON RESEARCH ASSESSMENT World Data System, 2 May 2024 - Word Data System (WDS) announces that our Scientific Committee has approved the endorsement of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), an initiative designed to improve the...

Member Highlight: China National GeneBank DataBase (CNGBdb)

The China National GeneBank DataBase (CNGBdb) has recently joined the World Data System as a Regular Member. CNGBdb is a unified platform built for biological big data sharing and application services to the research community. Based on the big data and cloud computing...

Member Highlight: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KISTI) joined as an Associate Member in September 2013, attained CoreTrustSeal certification March 2024 and just moved to Regular Member. KISTI is a government-funded research institute in South Korea established in 1962...

Open Climate Campaign Partnership Announcement

WDS is excited to announce a new endorsement of the Open Climate Campaign. World Data System, 4 April 2024 — World Data System is proud to join international organizations and open access advocates to endorse and promote the Open Climate Campaign. To make open sharing...

Member Spotlight

Learn More About our Members

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.

China National GeneBank DataBase (CNGBdb)

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)


Department of Energy Office of Science
University of VIctoria
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