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Working Group on Open Data in Science

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Working Group on Open Data in Science. In the first instance, the group will aim to:

  1. Act as a central point of reference and support for people who think they are interested in open data in science.
  2. Identify practices of early adopters, collecting data and developing guides.
  3. Act as a hub for the development of low cost, community driven projects around open data in science.

We are currently working on:

The Working Group has the following founding members:

If you’re interested in participating in the work of the open group, please get in touch on the main open-science mailing list!

2 responses to Working Group on Open Data in Science

  1. In the ongoing discussions of Open vs Free data you might be interested in some of the interesting challenges and observations. This one regarding Spectroscopy Data: http://www.chemspider.com/blog/who-gets-to-choose-whether-data-is-open-or-not-part-2.html

  2. I would be happy to contribute. If you are collecting prizes to support Open Data please list the Open Notebook Science Solubility Challenge Submeta awards: http://onschallenge.wikispaces.com/submetaawards08

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