World Data System (WDS)

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The World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Council for Science (ICSU). The WDS goals are to enable universal and equitable access to quality-assured scientific data, data services, products and information, ensure long term data stewardship, foster compliance to agreed-upon data standards and conventions and provide mechanisms to facilitate and improve access to data and data products.
CSU World Data System promotes universal and equitable access to, and long-term stewardship of, quality-assured scientific data and data services, products, and information covering a broad range of disciplines from the natural and social sciences, and humanities. WDS aims at facilitating the scientific research endeavours under the ICSU umbrella by coordinating trusted scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets.