Call for Nominations: Scientific Committee of the World Data System

The World Data System (WDS; is currently looking to fill three vacancies in their Scientific Committee, for current the period 2018-2021, due to members stepping down from the committee for personal reasons.

Please find a letter from Rorie Edmunds, Acting Executive Director, about the call:

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The WDS is dealing with a variety of data issues relevant to WCRP, so please consider responding to this call until 1 December 2019.

The World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC; formerly ICSU) created by its 29th General Assembly in Maputo, Mozambique in 2008.

As an ISC Interdisciplinary Body, the mission of the World Data System is to support the ISC’s vision by promoting long-term stewardship of, and universal and equitable access to, quality-assured scientific data and data services, products, and information across all disciplines in the Natural and Social Sciences, and the Humanities. WDS aims to facilitate scientific research under the ISC umbrella by coordinating and supporting trusted scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets, while strengthening their links with the research community.

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