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About the Global CWD Repository

The Global CWD Repository is a free, publicly accessible, online storage and sharing library for the CWD community of 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 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 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • 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. To submit an accident or incident report to the database please download and fill out THIS FORM and email it to cisr-reporting@jmu.edu.

  • 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

or BROWSE the entire Repository

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. DDAS: Humanitarian Demining Accidents and Incidents Database. Specific documentation or accounts of accidents and incidents that occurred during humanitarian demining operations

  2. 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

  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 Clearance: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to landmines, unexploded ordance, improvised explosive devices, or other explosive remnants of war

  5. 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

  6. Risk Education: Studies, data, and country/region reports specific to risk education

  7. Victim Assistance: Studies, 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). CISR will communicate whether your submission is accepted, rejected, or in need of revision.

Standard Submission Agreement for JMU Scholarly Commons.

James Madison University Libraries

NON-EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION LICENSE FOR JMU SCHOLARLY COMMONS

By signing and submitting this license, you (the “author” or “copyright owner”) grant to James Madison University Libraries (JMU Libraries) at James Madison University (JMU) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, and distribute your submission (including the abstract) to the public as well as the right to migrate or convert your submission, without alteration of content, to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation or continued distribution.

JMU acknowledges that this is a non-exclusive license; any copyrights in the submission remain with the author or other copyright holder/s and subsequent uses of the submitted material by that person(s) are not restricted by this license.

The author agrees that James Madison University may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.

The author represents that the submission covered by this license is his/her original work and that he/she has the right to grant this license to JMU Libraries at JMU. The author further represents that the submission does not, to the best of his/her knowledge, infringe upon any third-party’s copyright. If the submission contains material for which the author does not hold copyright the author represents that he/she has obtained unrestricted permission by authorization of the copyright holders, or by operation of the law, and that such third-party material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission. In the event of a subsequent dispute over the copyrights to material contained in this submission, the author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless JMU and its employees or agents for any uses of the material authorized by this license.

If the submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by any agency or organization other than James Madison University, the author represents that he/she has fulfilled any right of review or other obligation required by contract or agreement with the supporting entity.

JMU Libraries will make the submission available to the public using a Creative Commons Attribution / Non-commercial / No derivative works license accompanied by a copyright statement indicating the author’s continuing rights. James Madison University Libraries will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the author’s name remains clearly associated with the submission and that no alterations of the content are made.

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

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