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What We Do

The World Data System (WDS) aims to facilitate scientific research by coordinating and supporting trustworthy scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets, while strengthening their links with the research community. Their mission is to enhance the capabilities, impact, and sustainability of their member data repositories and data services. As making high quality data available and discoverable is a vital goal of the WDS, the International Technology Office (ITO) seeks to empower and enable the WDS community to accomplish complex tasks when dealing with data volumes of increasing size and complexity. More specifically, the ITO engages with WDS members and other partners on a range of issues associated with the development of digital research infrastructure.