Trusted data services for global science ICSU World Data System Mustapha Mokrane, Executive Director WDS International Programme Office • Vision and Mandate • Origins of ICSU World Data System • Membership and Accreditation • Synergies with Research Data Alliance • Collaboration with Data Seal of Approval Vision and Mandate Vision and Mandate ‘ICSU’s long-term vision is of a world where excellence in science is effectively translated into policy making and socio-economic development. In such a world, universal and equitable access to scientific data and information is a reality and all countries have the scientific capacity to use these and to contribute to generating the new knowledge that is necessary to establish their own development pathways in a sustainable manner.’ 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 4 Vision and Mandate ‘WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.’ Strategic Committee on Information and Data Report, ICSU 2008 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 5 Origins of ICSU World Data System Origins International Geophysical Year (IGY 1958–59) ICSU World Data Centres Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services Origins ICSU World Data Centres Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services ICSU-WDS Membership and Accreditation Membership Regular (53): Data curation and data analysis services Network (7): Umbrella organizations of regular members Partner (2): Organizations supporting WDS or its Members Associate (13): Organizations interested in the WDS endeavor International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 10 Accreditation Regular and Network Members Trustworthiness of WDS data holders and providers Evaluation criteria: based on a compilation of international standards and best practices Certification authority: WDS Scientific Committee 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 11 Accreditation 1. WDS general requirements and policies (Organization specific requirements) 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Signed Letter of Agreement, Intent to Cooperate or similar with ICSU Have relevant external experts to provide advice and guidance to WDS node Should attend WDS bi-annual meetings Promote active communication with research community and other users Provide full, open, timely, non-discriminatory and unrestricted access to metadata, data, products and services, no cost or at the Cost of Fulfilling User Request (COFUR). 2. Organizational framework 2.1 The facility has defined: (a) the scope of the data and/or product (services) it offers; (b) its responsibility for the long-term preservation its data, products and services; (c) its target user communities and their needs; (d) the rights of its users to access and use data; and (e) processes for responding to changing scientific requirements and to evolving technologies 2.2 The organizational form is adequate for the facility in terms of funding, sufficient numbers of qualified staff, organizational structure and long-term planning 2.3 Expertise of the host organisation offers local oversight (scientists, data specialists) of international repute 2.4 Maintenance of a continuity plan in the event of a host institution shift of interests or reaction to substantial changes 2.5 Facility is committed to formal, periodic review and assessment to ensure responsiveness to scientific and technological developments and evolving requirements 3. Management of data, products and services 3.1 The facility ensures integrity and authenticity of data sets during ingest, archival storage, data quality assessment and analysis, product generation and access and delivery 3. 2 The facility accepts data sets from its producers based on defined criteria for collection, selection and evaluation 3.3 Archival storage of the data sets is undertaken to defined specifications 3.4 The facility permits efficient usage of archived data sets, products and services based on defined criteria and preferably open standards (searchable, accessible, and usable objects and services) 4. Technical infrastructure 4.1 Facility functions on well-supported operating systems and other core infrastructural software 4.2 Facility is using hardware and software technologies appropriate to the services it provides to its designated community(ies) 4.3 Security: Technical infrastructure for protection of the facility and its users, data, products and services Synergies with Research Data Alliance (RDA) RDA-WDS Interest Group on Certification of Digital Repositories The long-term goal is the implementation of certification as a common service – Global network of trusted digital repositories – Improve data-sharing – Raise awareness about trust and certification 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 14 RDA-WDS Interest Group on Certification of Digital Repositories Approved by RDA and WDS in September 2013 Co-chairs: • Michael Diepenbroek (Germany, PANGAEA, WDS-SC) • Ingrid Dillo (Netherlands, DANS) Membership is open on RDA website: www.rd-alliance.org 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 15 Collaboration with Data Seal of Approval (DSA) DSA-WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification • Explore and develop a DSA-WDS partnership • Realizing efficiencies • Simplifying the options • Stimulating more certifications • Developing a service framework and registry of trusted data repositories 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 18 DSA-WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification 1. Mapping and comparing the guidelines 2. Common catalogue of certification criteria • Case Statement (end October 2013) • RDA Working Group endorsement (end 2013) 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 19 DSA-WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification Membership • Lesley Rickards (UK, PSMSL, WDS-SC) [Co-chair] • Mary Vardigan (USA, ICPSR, DSA Board) [Co-chair] • Michael Diepenbroek (Germany, Pangaea, WDS-SC) • Ingrid Dillo (The Netherlands, DANS) • Françoise Genova (France, CDS, WDS-SC) • Hervé L'Hours (UK, UK Data Archive, DSA Board) • Guoqing Li (China, CEODE, WDS-SC) • Paul Trilsbeek (Netherlands, MPI for Psycholinguistics, DSA Board) • Jean Bernard Minster (USA, UCSD and Chair of WDS-SC) 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 20 Data Centre/Service Provider Accreditation (Chair: L. Rickards) • Certification and Accreditation of Data Centres and Services. M. Diepenbroek • ICPSR and the Data Seal of Approval: Accreditation Experiences and Opportunities. J. Lyle • Panel discussion 8 October 2013 DSA Conference 22 SciDataCon 2014 Data Integration for Global Sustainability 2–5 November 2014, New Delhi, India 2nd ICSU-WDS Conference & 24th CODATA International Conference www.ICSU-WDS.org Thank you for your attention!