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, and researchers to advance the field of data science. Join us at the Members Forum 2023 to learn about the latest advancements, share your experiences, and contribute to shaping the future of data sharing.
Date: 22 October 2023
Location: Salzburg Congress, Austria and Online
Event Type: Members’ Exclusive Event
What to Expect:
At the World Data System Members Forum 2023, you will have the opportunity to connect with other members WDS’s community of excellence, including the International Program and Technology Offices, as well as the Scientific Committee. This exclusive event provides a platform to discuss the progress made towards WDS’s Action Plan and contribute to paving a path forward in data stewardship.
As per our bylaws, WDS Regular and Network members are required to share their experiences through brief presentations, however, We highly encourage all members to actively participate in this opportunity. Whether you are attending the event onsite or online, you can contribute by submitting a slideshow or a recording. Your presentation should encompass an introduction of your organization/repository, key milestones achieved in the past year, plans for the near term, and the significant challenges you have encountered. These presentations will be incorporated into a video presentation during the Members Forum and will be made available on the World Data System Vimeo Channel for wider dissemination.
Registration for the Members Forum 2023 is free but limited. To reserve your seat, please use the registration box provided on the Members Forum 2023 Registration page. We recommend registering soon to secure your spot at this highly anticipated event.
The World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) is a member of the World Data System and a leading provider of soil-related collections and information services. WDC-Soils is hosted by ISRIC – World Soil Information, an independent foundation that serves as a custodian of global soil information.
WDC-Soils’ mission is to ensure the long-term preservation and archiving of soil specimens, country documentation, and geo-referenced databases. Many of these resources are available freely online and can be used to support studies of environmental, societal, and economic sustainability.
WDC-Soils follows clear procedures and workflows for safeguarding, quality-assessing, standardizing, and serving soil data to the world, using FAIR principles. WDC-Soils also promotes open science, data literacy, and data stewardship among its stakeholders and partners.
WDC-Soils is a valuable member of the World Data System community. It is a leader in the field of soil science and its work is making a real difference in the world. Here are some of WDC-Soils’ accomplishments:
- Developed the ISRIC Soil Data Hub: a web portal that provides access to various soil data products and services from ISRIC and other sources.
- Created the SoilGrids system: a global gridded soil information system that provides high-resolution maps of soil properties and classes.
- Launched the Global Soil Information Facilities project: a collaboration between ISRIC and other partners to develop a global infrastructure for soil data sharing and integration.
Operating across disciplines and borders, the World Data Centre for Soils liberates the potential of soil data to provide insights into local, regional, and global processes. Their commitment as a World Data System member to offering state-of-the-art soil data services propels innovative soil science with far-reaching benefits. Through a ceaseless focus on improvement, they expand access to soil information for researchers worldwide.
The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) has been a Regular member of the World Data System since 13 December, 2011. WGMS is a leading provider of standardized data on glacier fluctuations. WGMS collects and disseminates data on changes in mass, volume, area, and length of glaciers with time, as well as statistical information on the distribution of perennial surface ice in space.
WGMS’s mission is to support the understanding and assessment of the effects of climate change on glaciers and ice caps, and their implications for water resources, sea level, and natural hazards. WGMS works under the auspices of several international organizations, such as the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), the International Science Council (ISC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
WGMS follows clear procedures and workflows for safeguarding, quality-assessing, standardizing, and serving glacier data to the world, using FAIR principles. WGMS also promotes open science, data literacy, and data stewardship among its network of scientists and data providers.
Here are some of WGMS’s accomplishments:
The World Glacier Monitoring Service nourishes the global science community through its dedication to compiling comprehensive glacier data and promoting its use to understand worldwide environmental changes. As an engaged member of the World Data System, WGMS evolves continuously to broaden its services and ensure they speak to emerging research needs and societal challenges.
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Dr. Claire Rye Appointed as Co-Chair for the World Data System Early Career Researchers Network
OAK RIDGE, TN, USA – 1 September 2023 – The World Data System’s International Program Office (WDS-IPO) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Rye as the new Co-Chair for the World Data System Early Career Researchers Network (WDS-ECR Network), joining Dr. Lianchong Zhang and Dr. Maja Dolinar, the current Co-Chairs. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and extensive experience in research data management, Dr. Rye brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to support the WDS-ECR Network’s vision and goals.
Dr. Rye is a Product Manager at New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) based out of the University of Auckland. She is responsible for the National Data Transfer Service and works across the Aotearoa Genomics Data Repository and Rakeiora Pathfinder projects, looking at research data management and data lifecycle across NeSI.
Dr. Rye’s interest in open science, balanced with CARE principles (Collective benefit, Authority to control, Responsibility, Ethics) and Indigenous Data Sovereignty, and passion for data stewardship and metadata aligns perfectly with the WDS-ECR Network’s mission to foster a community of early career researchers who are interested in data-related topics and challenges. Moreover, Dr. Rye’s expertise in working with diverse stakeholders and developing practical approaches for data cultures, practices, and infrastructures will enhance her ability to collaborate within the global research community.
Dr. Maja Dolinar and Dr. Lianchong Zhang congratulate Dr. Rye on her appointment and express their confidence in her exceptional qualifications. Her appointment signifies the WDS-ECR Network’s dedication to advancing open science and empowering early career researchers with opportunities for networking, learning, and professional development.
“I am honored to join the WDS-ECR Network as a Co-Chair,” says Dr. Claire Rye. “Together with Dr. Lianchong Zhang and Dr. Maja Dolinar and the WDS team, we will continue to build a vibrant and inclusive network that supports early career researchers in their data-related endeavors.”
About the World Data System Early Career Researchers Network (WDS-ECR Network)
The World Data System Early Career Researchers Network is an initiative by the World Data System that aims to create a platform for early career researchers to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate on data-related topics and challenges. The WDS-ECR Network organizes various activities such as webinars, workshops, mentoring programs, and social events to foster a sense of community and belonging among its members.
For more information about the WDS-ECR Network, please visit www.worlddatasystem.org/early-career-researchers-network.
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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 appointment of Dr. Daniela Santos Oliveira as the new Program Manager, joining the dynamic team led by Dr. Suzie Allard, Principal Investigator, and Meredith Goins, Executive Director. With a Ph.D. in Speech Science and a successful track record in managing a developmental psychology research lab, Daniela brings a unique blend of research expertise, leadership, and communication skills to propel the WDS-IPO’s mission forward.
Throughout her distinguished career as a lab manager, Daniela demonstrated exceptional proficiency in overseeing scientific operations, efficiently coordinating participant recruitment, experiment design, data collection, and analysis. Her expertise in maintaining smooth workflows, fostering strong team cooperation, and meeting critical project milestones ensures a seamless integration into the WDS-IPO’s various initiatives.
Daniela’s passion for open science aligns perfectly with the WDS’s commitment to promoting unrestricted access to invaluable research data worldwide. Moreover, Daniela’s experience in working with various stakeholders and navigating university and government compliance policies further enhances her ability to collaborate effectively within the global research community.
Dr. Suzie Allard and Meredith Goins, on behalf of the WDS-IPO leadership team, express their confidence in Daniela’s exceptional qualifications, which encompass project management proficiency and a comprehensive understanding of academia. Her appointment signifies the WDS’s dedication to advancing open science and empowering researchers with unfettered access to critical data resources.
“I am thrilled to join the esteemed team at the World Data System’s International Program Office,” says Daniela Santos Oliveira. “Together, we will continue to drive the frontiers of scientific research by fostering a robust data ecosystem and facilitating global collaboration.”
About the World Data System (WDS)
The World Data System (WDS) is an initiative by the International Science Council (ISC) that champions long-term data stewardship and universal access to scientific data across various fields of study. The WDS actively supports scientific research by facilitating reliable data services and preserving datasets of the highest quality, while fostering strong ties with the global research community.
For more information about the World Data System, please visit www.worlddatasystem.org.
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