PSMSL becomes a member of the ICSU World Data System
03 Feb 2016
has been accepted as a regular member of the International Council for Science --
World Data System
has a rigorous application process, and we are very pleased to gain our
membership to this interdisciplinary body. Certification from
is regarded as a trustworthy facility in terms of
authenticity, integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and services.
Our entry at their website can be found at this
Feedback received from ICSU-WDS reviewers of our application
"The application from PSMSL
shows that it is clearly worthy of joining the
ranks of WDS
! The full information
given in each response undoubtedly
demonstrates that it is a mature organization with the experience needed to
serve as a WDS
And with the Recommendation that
- A well-organized data centre familiar with the standards of
- Clearly a mature, reliable organization with the right combination of
technical and process maturity coupled with scientific expertise and an
understanding of the communities it serves.
accepted as a WDS
Regular Member immediately."
promotes access to and long-term management of scientific data, data services,
products and information. The
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." Its goal is to create and coordinate global "communities of
excellence" for scientific data services, for example by certifying members of
according to international standards.