There is no cost for membership. Members are organizations that operate as data repositories, networks of data repositories, or organizations that support data repositories and research data management.

The different membership types are Regular, Network, Partner, Associate, and Candidate. For more information on the membership types, please go to:

We also accept Early Career Researchers as part of our WDS-ECR network membership.

  • World Data System Early Career Researcher Network
    120 months
    Package price

    The WDS-ECR Network is a group of self-defined ECRs committed to advancing data stewardship and best practices in data management. The Network aims to connect ECRs across scientific communities and disciplines to foster collaboration and active participation in developing innovative approaches to data integration and sharing.

    WDS-ECR Network members will have an opportunity to participate in regular webinars and yearly training to develop their skills and share their knowledge related to research data management. The Network will facilitate connections between the members and more experienced global leaders within WDS and beyond, as well as regularly profile its members in its newsletters and other publications.