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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.

Upcoming Events

20 & 21 JULY Summit

WDS Repository Sustainability Summit

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Perspectives on Data Management Across Time, Disciplines, and Research Environments

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World Data System Members’ Forum

The World Data System Members’ Forum will take place leading up to International Data Week on Sunday, 22 October both online and in person in Salzburg. The event will be hybrid for inclusivity, but we strongly encourage your physical attendance for networking and...

WDS Repository Sustainability Summit 2023

Registration is now open for the WDS Repository Sustainability Summit 2023! We are thrilled to invite you to the World Data System Repository Sustainability Summit 2023, a one and a half day event that will take place...

WDS Member Highlight: Swedish National Data Service (SND)

The Swedish National Data Service (SND) is housed at the University of Gothenburg. SND's primary mission is to facilitate the sharing, reuse, and description of research data by providing support to Swedish higher education institutions and other research...

WDS Member Highlight: Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH)

The Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) is a research institute established in 2004 at Kyoto University. RISH conducts interdisciplinary research on Humanosphere Science, which is the science of creating a sustainable human society in harmony with...

WDS Member Highlight: Norwegian Marine Data Centre (NMD)

The Norwegian Marine Data Centre (NMD) is a national data center dedicated to the professional processing and long-term storage of marine environmental and fisheries data and production of data products. It was established at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway...

Member Highlight: The Australian Antarctic Data Centre

The Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC) is a research data stewardship center at the Australian Antarctic Division. It was established in 1996 to provide long-term management of Australia's Antarctic data, improving the value and impact of our scientific...

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.

Swedish National Data Service (SND)

Blue Bullseye with Red fragment, reads in gray text

Norwegian Marine Data Centre (NMD)

A blue and white logo of the Norwegian Marine Data Centre, a national data repository for marine environmental and oceanographic data, with the acronym NMD and a stylized wave symbol and fish over a triangle shape

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH)

A green and white logo of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), a multidisciplinary research institute of Kyoto University that aims to create a sustainable society, with the acronym RISH and a graphic of a human figure and a globe

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


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