WDS supports ICSU’s vision and mission by promoting universal and equitable access to, and long-term stewardship of, quality-assured scientic data and data services, products, and information covering a broad range of disciplines from the natural and social sciences, and humanities.
Objectives of ICSU-WDS
1、Enable universal and equitable access to quality-assured scientific data, services, products and information
2、Ensure long-term data stewardship
3、Foster compliance to agreed-upon data standards and conventions
4、Provide mechanisms to facilitate and improve access to data and products
Why join ICSU-WDS?
1、For improved local and International recognition: heightened profile, increased visibility,improved funding prospects, facilitated interactions and data exchange.
2、To demonstrate your commitment to Open Science: adherence to WDS Data Sharing Principles, becoming certified as a trustworthy scientific data service.
3、To increase your performance and agility: Enhanced discovery of your data and increased disciplinary and interdisciplinary user base, improved practices and process, facilitated citation of your data.
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