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World Data System marks fifth anniversary of International Programme Office

<p>A ceremony was held today to mark five years of successful collaboration between the <a href="">Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology</a> (NICT) and the International Council of Science (ICSU) for the hosting and support of the <a href="">World Data System International Programme Office</a> (WDS-IPO).</p>


Call for nominations: Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach

<p>The Programme’s co-sponsors are now inviting nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought. New SC Members will be appointed jointly by the Co-Sponsors’ organizations, with the final decision on the committee membership to be made by the ICSU Executive Board in April 2016</p>


7th World Science Forum in Budapest adopts declaration

<p>ICSU, along with the <a href="">United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization</a> (UNESCO) and the <a href="">Hungarian Academy of Sciences</a>, was a co-organizer of the 7th <a href="">World Science Forum</a> held from 4th to 7th November 2015 in Budapest. At the conclusion of the conference, a six-point declaration was adopted.</p>


Science International to agree international accord on open data

<p>Science International is a new coalition of the major international science bodies – ICSU, the <a href="">InterAcademy Partnership</a> (IAP), <a href="">The World Academy of Sciences</a> (TWAS), and the <a href="">International Social Science Council</a> (ISSC) – to bring its members’ combined international representation and credibility to act as a single global voice for science in the international policy arena. At its first meeting, to be held from 7-9 December in Pretoria, South Africa, the participating institutions will discuss the topic of big data/open data.</p>


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