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.

Dr. Claire Rye Joins the World Data System Early Career Researchers Network as Co-Chair


A smiling woman with dark hair, Dr. Claire Rye, of New Zealand eScience Infrastructure and co-chair of World Data System Early Career Researchers Network

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.

Media Contact: Vinnie Bernabeo, Communications Specialist vbernabe@utk.edu