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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.

International Data Week 2023 is just around the corner!

Registration deadlines

July 01 – October 20, 2023                           Online tickets available for a fixed fee

September 16 – October 20, 2023               Full fee registration for in-person tickets

October 20, 2023                                             Registration closes at noon (CET)

October 22 – 27, 2023                                     On-site registration at full fee

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14 NOVEMBER Webinar

Applying the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance to Ecology and Biodiversity Research with Dr. Maui Hudson

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2023 World Data System Members Forum

The World Data System is excited to invite you to the Members Forum 2023, a special event exclusively for our members dedicated to data stewardship and collaboration. As a global platform for data sharing, the World Data System brings together experts, organizations,...

WDS Member Highlight: World Data Centre for Soils

The World Data Centre for Soils hosted by ISRIC provides soil data preservation, archiving, and information services. As a WDS member they promote open soil science and data stewardship.

Member Highlight: World Glacier Monitoring Service

The World Glacier Monitoring Service is a leading provider of standardized glacier data. As a WDS member they promote open data and data stewardship for understanding climate change impacts on glaciers.

Dr. Claire Rye Joins the World Data System Early Career Researchers Network as Co-Chair

The World Data System welcomes Dr. Claire Rye as the new Co-Chair for its Early Career Researchers Network. Find out how her expertise in research data management and open science will benefit the network and its members.

Announcing Daniela Santos Oliveira as Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Introducing Daniela Santos Oliveira: The New Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office OAK RIDGE, TN, USA – 9 August 2023 - The World Data System's International Program Office (WDS-IPO) proudly announces the...

Member Highlight: Royal Society Te Apārangi

The Royal Society Te Apārangi is a scientific organization that is committed to using data science to make a positive impact on New Zealand society. The Society has a long history of supporting data science research and education, and in recent years it has made a concerted effort to promote the use of data science for the public good.

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.

The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

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The World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils)

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Department of Energy Office of Science
University of VIctoria
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