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

As an ICSU Interdisciplinary body, the mission of the World Data System is to support ICSU’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 a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. ICSU-WDS aims to facilitate scientific research under the ICSU umbrella by coordinating and supporting trusted scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets to facilitate scientific research under the ICSU umbrella, while strengthening their links with the research community.

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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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