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25 August Memorandum Promotes Open-Access and Equity for Data Science on National Level (US)

The White House’s (USA) Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) releases memo to grant open-access to all data resulting from federally funded research.

See the OSTP Nelson Memo here


Updates and Reminder to Vote

On 9 September 2022, we sent out the final iterations of our Constitution and Bylaws for a member vote. Please review your email for the call to vote; you can also vote here directly. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on these documents. We are excited for you to see our vision for WDS for the coming years.

By mid September, you will hear from Meredith or Sarah about renewing your MOU with World Data System. This will be a great opportunity for our members (and for us) to update data about our partnership.

By the end of September, you will see the new WDS website (preview above) with updated information and updated member services.

We look forward to hearing from each of you in the coming months. Please reach out and provide feedback on these services and let us know how we can further empower and advocate for you and your repository through our resources.


Call for Nominations for the ISC Fellowship

The ISC invites its members and other partners to nominate eminent scientists and thought-leaders to join the ISC Fellowship.

ISC Fellows are people of high scientific and public standing who will help the ISC in its mission to be the global voice for science.

Please nominate by 7 October 2022


Register for re3data COREF/CTS Workshop: Data Quality Management at Repositories

Data quality management is key to assure trust and access in the products and services of data repositories. This workshop will discuss strategies for data quality assurance visibility at the level of repositories. The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom on 5 October 2022 from 12:00 - 15:30 UTC.

View the workshop info page here or Register here


Revised CoreTrustSeal Requirements for 2023-2025 are now Avaialable

CoreTrustSeal launched revised requirements for 2023-2025. These changes will be effective 1 January 2023.

View the new Requirements Document here

View a Video Describing Process and Implemented Changes here