Announcing Daniela Santos Oliveira as Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office


Daniela Santos Oliveira is the new Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office. She is wearing blue and white and has dark hair. The World Data System (WDS) is an organization that promotes long-term stewardship of scientific data and data services across all disciplines. The WDS International Program Office (IPO) is responsible for coordinating the operations of WDS and organizing meetings of the Scientific Committee, the biennial WDS Conference (SciDataCon), the WDS Members’ Forum, and outreach and promotional activities. As an affiliated body of the International Science Council, the World Data System promotes universal and equitable access, long-term stewardship, data services, outreach and promotional activities, scientific data across all disciplines, and equity.

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

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Informational Webinar: SciDataCon, An Integral Part of International Data Week

Informational Webinar: SciDataCon, An Integral Part of International Data Week

Informational Webinar: SciDataCon, An Integral Part of International Data Week

Are you interested in learning more about SciDataCon, the international conference on data for research and innovation, which will be taking place as an integral part of International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, Salzburg, Austria, 23-26 October 2023?

If so, you won’t want to miss our upcoming informational webinar on 14 April 2023, featuring Simon Hodson of CODATA and Meredith Goins of World Data System. They will share their insights on the theme, topics, and submission process of SciDataCon 2023, as well as answer your questions and help you understand the scope of the event and the opportunities it offers.

This webinar is free and open to all members of the CODATA and World Data System communities and beyond.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved in one of the most exciting events in the fields of data science and data stewardship. Register now and join us on 14 April 2023 at 12:00 UTC for this informative and engaging webinar!


ISC Vacancy: Science Director



The ISC is seeking a Science Director to join the Secretariat team at its headquarters in Paris, France, to lead the delivery of science projects in line with the ISC Action Plan and priorities set by the ISC Governing Board and Chief Executive Officer. The deadline for applications is 31 March. Thank you for your consideration to share the vacancy widely with your network.

See the ISC website for more details:



Request for Nominations for the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS SC)


Nominations open for the World Data System Scientific Committee

The World Data System Scientific Committee (WDS SC) is seeking nominations for candidates to replace one vacancy on the Scientific Committee. The term of this position will be from 1 February 2023 to 30 June 2024. 

To maintain diversity on the Scientific committee, we encourage nominations particularly focusing on females, and underrepresented geographic regions including the Global South. All scientific disciplines are welcome. A listing of the current committee can be seen here:

The World Data System requests your help in identifying candidates for this position. Please nominate a data steward and share this opportunity to be a part of our Scientific Committee.

Please use this survey link to submit your nominations. Please respond by 20 January 2023.

If you have any questions, please email us at

 Thank you for all you do to make the World Data System a leader in data. We look forward to receiving your nominations.