The IRIS Data Management Center has been certified as a trusted repository by the ICSU World Data System.
The World Data System (WDS) is a creation of the International Council for Science (ICSU), in order to build worldwide “communities of excellence” for scientific data services by certifying Member Organizations—holders and providers of data or data products—from wide-ranging fields by using internationally recognized standards. WDS Members are the building blocks of a searchable common infrastructure, from which a data system that is both interoperable and distributed can be formed.
The certification is based on a catalogue of evaluation criteria. It supplies a transparent and objective base for the evaluation and accreditation of candidate organizations as well as for periodic assessment of accredited WDS Members and overall performance of the system.
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