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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 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.

Data & Donuts During Love Data Week

As part of International Love Data Week, we are excited to announce our Data & Donuts event. If you will be at Oak Ridge National Lab on 14 February, please stop by to meet the WDS team in person, enjoy a donut, and let's talk about the importance of data and data...

ISC Vacancy: Science Director

The International Science Council (ISC) is seeking a Science Director for their headquarters in Paris, France. Reporting to the CEO, this individual will lead the ISC’s delivery of science projects in line with the actions and priorities set by the CEO and Governing Board.

Request for Nominations for the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS SC)

We are requesting your help in identifying candidates for the open position on the World Data System Scientific Committee.

Meet with Executive Director at AGU

Schedule a meeting at the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting with WDS Executive Director Meredith Goins at

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.

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.

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.


Department of Energy Office of Science
University of VIctoria
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