Exciting Events Upcoming from WDS

It's almost Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and in that spirit, the World Data System is growing and expanding its services and offerings. We are thrilled to share some exciting new opportunities for you to connect with the WDS!

We are excited to continue expanding our offerings, connecting with our members through virtual Open Office Hours, and providing valuable learning and networking experiences through our webinar series.

So, let's embrace the season of growth and rejuvenation and look forward to all the exciting things the World Data System has in store for us!

Our virtual office doors are always open to you, and we want to use this as another way to collaborate and communicate with our members. That's why we're introducing our monthly Open Office Hours.

Open Office Hours are a great opportunity for you to connect with us and ask questions, discuss projects, and share your thoughts and ideas. We want to provide a space for you to connect with us in real-time, no matter where you are in the world. Each month, the time of the office hours will vary to ensure that we have a time for you - no matter your time zone. There's no need to register, just join us on zoom and you'll be able to connect with us. For a complete list of the dates and times, please visit our website at worlddatasystem.org/office-hours.

We are also excited to announce our upcoming webinar series, starting with our debut webinar: Data Experts on Career Development. This webinar will take place on 28th February at 11 am Eastern Time (1 pm Brasilia, 8 am Pacific, 4 pm UTC) and will feature David Castle and Claudia Medeiros.

The purpose behind our webinar series is to provide our members with valuable learning experiences and opportunities to expand their knowledge and connect with other data professionals.

We're thrilled to offer these new opportunities to connect with the WDS. We hope that you'll join us for our Open Office Hours and our upcoming webinar series. Schedules and additional details below.

Introducing WDS Webinar Series

Early career researchers and data professionals, join us for a unique opportunity to learn from the experts in our debut WDS webinar: Data Experts on Career Development on 28 February at 11am Eastern time (1pm Brasilia, 8am Pacific, 4pm UTC), David Castle and Claudia Medeiros, chair and vice chair of the WDS Scientific Committee, will be hosting an open session on career development.

This is your chance to hear about their journey as data experts and learn their tips and tricks on managing research data, increasing visibility and collaborating effectively with others.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your research to the next level, this webinar is for you. Register now and be a part of this valuable learning experience!

Don't miss out on the chance to network with like-minded professionals and learn from the best in the field. We can't wait to see you there!

Register at: https://tiny.utk.edu/Data_Experts_Webinar

For more information on our Early Career Researchers Network: https://worlddatasystem.org/early-career-researchers-network

More WDS webinars at: https://worlddatasystem.org/webinars/

WDS Open Office Hours

Our virtual office door is always open to you, so we have decided to hold virtual open office hours every month.

We want to connect with our members across the globe, so each month the time of the office hours will vary to ensure that we have a time for you - no matter your time zone.

There is no need to register, just join us on Zoom. Click the calendar invites below:

8 March - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm UTC - March Office Hours

12 April - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm UTC - April Office Hours

To see our full schedule of upcoming office hours, please visit:


We hope to see you there!

International Love Data Week

International Love Data Week is hosted by WDS member Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). It is a week-long celebration of research data and its potential to advance knowledge and understanding in a wide range of fields. The event typically features a range of activities, including presentations and discussions by leading researchers, workshops on data management and analysis, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. The aim of the event is to promote the importance of research data and its potential to inform policy and drive progress in various fields, such as social sciences, health, and education.

Find events and activities for people who love data: https://myumi.ch/ICPSRlovedata23

The theme of Love Data Week 2023 is Data: Agent of Change.

Follow the festivities on social media using the hashtag #LOVEDATA23

Meeting of the Network of Asian Social Science Data Archives

Taiwan's Survey Research Data Archive (SRDA) is hosting the 2023 Meeting of the Network of Asian Social Science Data Archives (NASSDA) on 17 February 2023. This international network includes data archives from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and its annual meeting is a closed-door event for members to update each other on recent progress, share experiences, and discuss potential collaborations amongst data archives in Asian countries.

This year's meeting will feature presentations from Dr. Steven McEachern of the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and Dr. Jonathan Crabtree of Core Trust Seal and Director of Research Data Information Systems (RDIS) at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. The presentation by Dr. McEachern will be on the topic of "Social science data archiving and research infrastructure in Australia," while Dr. Crabtree will serve as the discussant.

Although the NASSDA meeting is closed to the public, the organizers hope to attract more social science data archives in Asia and potentially host an open event in the future. You can also view photos and reports from past meetings dating back to 31 January, 2016 at https://nassda.org/events_list/

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