ICSTI Partner Organizations

ICSTI is committed to building and sustaining partnerships with organizations which have complementary objectives and resources. For more information on reciprocal benefits between ICSTI and our partner organizations, please contact the ICSTI Secretariat.


ICSTI and CENDI announced a partnership agreement in 2009 which recognizes the complementary interests and concerns of their memberships. The partnership provides reciprocal membership benefits, and together the two organizations continue to explore joint initiatives and collaborative opportunities such as workshops and meetings, projects, commissioning of white papers, and initiating of best practice and benchmarking research.



ICSTI and GreyNet signed a partnership agreement in 2009. The partnership offers ICSTI and GreyNet members opportunities to collaborate on technical projects and policy issues as well as grant/tender opportunities. Members of both organizations further benefit from reciprocal links to web materials and discounted rates at conferences and workshops.

International Science Council (ISC)

International Science Council

ICSTI is an affiliated member of the ISC. Working with the ISC and CODATA, ICSTI has developed close working relationships with practicing research scientists and science decision makers and positioned itself at the forefront of changes in the information seeking, sharing and usage behaviors of research scientists.

Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Research Data Alliance

A memorandum of understanding between ICSTI and RDA was signed in 2016 to promote opportunities for collaboration and the undertaking of joint activities between ICSTI and RDA members. The memorandum enables ICSTI to participate in RDA Council, Organizational Assembly, and Plenary meetings, and it also opens RDA Interest and Working Groups to ICSTI member representatives.

WorldWideScience Alliance (WWSA)

WorldWideScience Alliance

WorldWideScience.org, established in 2008, is a global science gateway accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. ICSTI was an early advocate and partner in the initiative and now serves as the primary sponsor of WWSA.