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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.


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...

WDS-SC Nomination Update

  Join the World Data System Scientific Committee (WDS-SC): Two Vacant Positions Open Now We're pleased to announce that the World Data System is currently seeking to fill two vacant positions on our esteemed Scientific Committee. The WDS-SC is the governing body of...

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...

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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