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In addition to the working groups which meet at its international (LCWS) and regional workshops, the Worldwide Study (WWS) is encouraging two parallel activities to develop detectors for the ILC. 1. Many R&D projects are developing subsystem detector technologies (eg. vertexing, tracking, calorimetry) for the ILC. Much work remains to demonstrate that the ILC can deliver its promised precision at reasonable cost. An R&D panel has been created to encourage this work by reviewing existing projects and suggesting essential new ones. The panel's membership and terms of reference are posted. The R&D panel's website contains links to all current R&D activities. They have been asked to prepare a report on detector R&D by the end of 2005, to accompany a similar report from the ILC Global Design Effort on R&D for the collider. 2. The detector concept teams are developing complete designs for ILC detectors, incorporating sub-detector technologies from the R&D projects. They have overlapping membership with the R&D projects and each other. Each concept is developing its own set of tradeoffs between cost and physics performance. The concept teams are asked to make a number of inputs to the ILC Workshop at Snowmass in August 2005. They are also asked to prepare detector outlines by Spring 2006, ahead of the Bangalore LCWS [9-14 March 2006]. The outlines will be important inputs to the detector description which will accompany the ILC reference design report, planned for the end of 2006. This webpage is intended to be an interface between the concept teams, the activities and working groups of the WWS and the R&D panel.