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About the Global CWD Repository

Categories in the Repository

Instructions for Submitting Materials

Standard Submission Agreement

Contact Information/Assistance


About the Global Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Repository

The Global CWD Repository is a free, publicly accessible, online storage and sharing library for the CWD community. The Repository allows for sharing current and historical documentation related to lessons learned, best practices, success stories and challenges, in a centralized location so researchers and practitioners can easily share and access documentation. 

The Global CWD Respository accepts material—regardless of government, organization and region of origin—related to CWD and humanitarian mine action. CISR invites all organizations to store their archival documents on the Global Conventional Weapons Destruction Repository.

CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS RETAIN COPYRIGHT OF MATERIAL POSTED ON THE GLOBAL CWD REPOSITORY. Documents receive a static URL that will never change! Link to documents in the Repository and never worry about broken links on your website!

The Global CWD Repository is hosted by JMU Scholarly Commons (http://commons.lib.jmu.edu), a digital library platform. All file types are acceptable, including text, images, videos, and sound clips. The software also offers geo-location tools, and pan and zoom for images. Analytics, license and copyright tools, customizable metadata, recommended citations, multiple display options, and persistent URLs ensure tailored curation and discoverability for all types of data are other important features included with the software. 

The Global CWD Repository is organized by:

  • AID: Accidents and Incidents Database. This database is designed to allow you to read accident and incident reports and download a range of documents related to accidents and incidents in non-conflict or post-conflict hazardous explosive survey and/or clearance operations. 
  • Advocacy and International Law: Documents relating to the development of international law regarding conventional weapons, advocacy on behalf of these treaties, and adherence to the legislation.
  • Centers and Organizations: Reports from NGOs and national authorities specific to their organization’s policies, research, and reports. These documents do not necessarily fit within any other categories as subject-specific, and are more focused on the positions and issues specific to an organization.
  • ERW Clearance: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to the clearance process (survey, clearance, land release) of landmines, cluster munition remnants, improvised explosive devices, or other explosive hazards
  • Conventional Weapons Stockpile Destruction: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to small arms and light weapons, physical security and stockpile management, stockpile destruction, unplanned explosions, etc
  • Risk Education: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to risk education
  • Victim Assistance: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to victim assistance

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Instructions for submitting materials

Step 1: Prepare a digital version of your material. PDF format is preferable but Microsoft Word and RTF documents can be uploaded and will automatically convert to PDF format. Scanned material saved as a PDF is acceptable.

Step 2: Prepare an abstract of your submission. An abstract is a concise description of the material that includes keywords readers are likely to use in web searches. The first sentence of the abstract is likely to be displayed in search page results so make sure your first sentence will encourage readers to click the link.

Step 3: Identify the appropriate category for your submission and include the underlined category in the KEYWORDS field (submissions may fall in to multiple categories):

  1. AIM: Humanitarian Demining Accidents and Incidents Database. Specific documentation or accounts of accidents and incidents that occurred during humanitarian demining operations
  2. Advocacy and International LawDocuments relating to the development of international law regarding conventional weapons, advocacy on behalf of these treaties, and adherence to the legislation.
  3. Centers and Organizations: Reports from NGOs and national authorities specific to their organization’s policies, research, and reports. These documents do not necessarily fit within any other categories as subject-specific, and are more focused on the positions and issues specific to an organization.
  4. ERW ClearanceStudies, data, and country/region reports specific to landmines, unexploded ordance, improvised explosive devices, or other explosive remnants of war
  5. Conventional Weapons Stockpile DestructionStudies, data, and country/region reports specific to small arms and light weapons, physical security and stockpile management, stockpile destruction, unplanned explosions, etc
  6. Risk EducationStudies, data, and country/region reports specific to risk education
  7. Victim AssistanceStudies, data, and country/region reports specific to victim assistance

Step 4: Create an account or sign in to the Global CWD Repository.

Step 5: Upload your submission and maximize discoverability by filling out the fields on the submission page. Please be aware that by submitting your material to the Global CWD Repository your are agreeing to the Standard Submission Agreement. Detailed keywords and abstracts are vital to improve ranking in search engine results. 

Step 6: All submitted abstracts and keyword identifications will be reviewed for accuracy and applicability (CISR will not edit documents submitted). CISR will communicate whether your submission is accepted, rejected, or in need of revision.

Click the logo below to begin your submission:

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If you have any questions or problems during the submission process please contact:

Heather Holsinger
CISR Communications and Publications Manager
Phone: +1 (540) 568-3356
Email: bowersha@jmu.edu

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