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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.


Introducing Cameron Breland: The new Communications Specialist for the World Data System International Program Office

The World Data System's International Program Office (WDS-IPO) proudly announces the hiring of Cameron Breland as the new Communications Specialist, joining the active team led by Dr. Suzie Allard, Principal Investigator, and Meredith Goins, Executive Director. With...

WDS Members at #AGU23

WDS takes great pride in its commitment to showcasing the work of our members and partners. We're excited to share information about their insightful presentations, engaging posters, and remarkable exhibitions at AGU23! Click here to access the list of WDS Members at...

Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office 

The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), located at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, curates a database of research-ready data spanning the full range of marine ecosystem-related measurements including in-situ and...


GO FAIR is a bottom-up, stakeholder-driven and self-governed initiative that aims to implement the FAIR data principles, making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). It offers an open and inclusive ecosystem for individuals, institutions and...

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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