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Data, Data, Data

IPY is possibly the largest and most interdisciplinary science project ever conducted. Tens of thousands of investigators from dozens of countries are collecting data in diverse disciplines in physical, life, and social sciences.  The data management challenge presented by IPY is huge.

The current approach to the challenge is through an informal global partnership of data centers, archives, and networks working to ensure proper stewardship of IPY and related data. This partnership is called the IPY Data and Information Service (IPYDIS) and a new web site, discussion forum, and help desk has been established at http://ipydis.org to help coordinate the effort.

The IPYDIS seeks to actively engage and support the IPY community, as such, advice, critique, and support of IPYDIS by IPY participants is welcome and encouraged.

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