2023 World Data System Members Forum

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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.

Event Details:

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.

WDS Member Highlight: World Data Center for Geophysics, Beijing

WDS Member Highlight: World Data Center for Geophysics, Beijing

WDC for Geophysics, Beijing, supported by the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS), collects and provides scientific data on geophysics and space environment. It operates two observation systems: Space Environment Exploration System, which monitors various parameters of the earth’s space environment with four stations in China and two in the polar regions; and Seismic Array Observation System, which monitors seismic activity with a network of stations. It also participates in the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Research Network (STERN), which observes the ionosphere, upper atmosphere and the earth’s magnetic field with nine stations of CAS. It hosts more than 110 Gigabytes of parameters data and the mirror sites of the Madrigal Database and DIDBase, which contain more than 9 Terabytes of data. These data are open to the public through its website. WDC for Geophysics, Beijing is a regular member of the World Data System and promotes data sharing and scientific knowledge on geophysics and space environment.

For more info on the World Data Center for Geophysics, Beijing, see their website here.

Member Highlight: The Odum Institute Data Archive

Member Highlight: The Odum Institute Data Archive

Member Highlight: The Odum Institute Data Archive

The Odum Institute Data Archive is a research data stewardship center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It has over 50 years of experience in data preservation and access, starting with the acquisition of the Louis Harris Data Center in 1965. It hosts one of the largest collections of social science data in the U.S., covering topics such as public opinion polls, vital statistics, census data, and more. It also manages and provides access to the UNC Dataverse, a web-based data repository that enables researchers to archive and share their own datasets. The Odum Institute Data Archive is committed to ensuring that the data assets in its care remain FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and has earned the CoreTrust Seal as a trusted digital data repository. The Odum Institute Data Archive offers various services to assist researchers with data management, curation, sharing, and reproducibility.