The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval have recently collaborated on the alignment of their respective sets of criteria for certification as a Trusted Digital Repository, and is in process of establishing a joint certification authority—the Core Trust Seal—to manage the certification process associated with it.
This activity contributes to a significant future focus on the trust that can be placed in elements of a distributed global research infrastructure, and the increased automation of its verification. The WDS Knowledge Network defines many of the components of research activity for which there is some form of trusted service or infrastructure component required: ranging from the obvious need to reliably refer to research outputs, researchers, institutions, artefacts, projects, and the like, though the more complex aspects of trusted repositories, registries, vocabulary, and ontology services, to the assigning of levels of maturity, sustainability, or quality to these.
What type of research data will the research project produce? How will you store them and how can they be accessed?By thinking about these questions at an early stage and documenting your answers you will avert future problems as a researcher.Over the last few years, the notion that good data management is an important part of scientific practice has increasingly found widespread acceptance.Data management planning is the structured way of thinking about the research data you are going to collect.More data will be available for reuse, and more data will be reused.
In the end, reuse of any form will help contribute to the solutions of today's grand challenges.Sci Data Con 2018 will take place as an integrated part of International Data Week , 5–8 November 2018 [NEW DATE], in Gaborone, Botswana.Session proposals should be made via: The deadline for proposals is midnight UTC on 2 February 2018. Congratulations to Dr Linhuan Wu, who has been chosen by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC) as the 2017 winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award.Whether your research is performed in a lab, in the field, or at the office, and with a large or small team, it inevitably involves research information, or data.These data are valuable, and deserve to be properly managed.Peer review purports to determine originality (not easily automated, and essentially linked to end-user value), quality (certainly possible to automate) and validity (can be partly automated).