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New Panton Fellows Announced!

We’ve just finished the second round of appointments for the Panton Fellowships, and this year we have three Fellows joining us: Rosie Graves (UK), Peter Kraker (Austria), and Sam Moore (UK). Peter will be joining us at OKCon this year, so please come and find him and introduce yourself! Left to right: Sam Moore, Peter […]

Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science

**Here’s a few great videos from a recent conference attended by members of our Open Science Working Group, about Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science.** A team of researchers at the University of Oxford and University of Koblenz recently joined forces to organise an event on ‘Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science‘ examining […]

G8 Science Ministers Support Open Data in Science

As you may have seen, [open data and transparency is set to be a major topic of discussion](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/06/14/g8-countries-must-work-harder-to-open-up-essential-data/) at the [G8 Summit in Northern Ireland](https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/g8-2013) next week. We were pleased to see [a joint statement](https://www.gov.uk/government/news/g8-science-ministers-statement) from the G8 science ministers released yesterday – expressing a strong commitment to open data in science. The third section […]

Panton Fellowships: Apply Now!

The Open Knowledge Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of the new Panton Fellowships! Funded this year by [The Computer & Communications Industry Association](http://www.ccianet.org/), Panton Fellowships will be awarded to scientists who actively promote open data in science, as per the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science. Visit the Panton Fellowships home page […]

The White House Seeks Champions of Open Science

Here at the Open Knowledge Foundation, we know Open Science is tough, but ultimately rewarding. It requires courage & leadership to take the open path in science. Nearly a week ago on the open-science mailing list we started putting together a list of established scientists who have in some way or another made significant contributions […]

Science Europe denounces ‘hybrid’ Open Access

Recently Science Europe published a clear and concise position statement titled: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications This is an extremely timely & important document that clarifies what governments and research funders should expect during the transition to open access. Unlike the recent US OSTP public access policy which allows publishers […]

Panton Fellowship wrap up: Ross Mounce

  **[The Panton Fellowships]( http://okfn.org/panton-fellowships/) have come to an end. The work that our two Panton Fellows, [Ross Mounce](https://twitter.com/rmounce) and [Sophie Kershaw](https://twitter.com/StilettoFiend) have done over the past year to promote openness in the sciences has far surpassed what any of us expected. Here Ross details his wide-ranging experiences and achievements over the past year, and […]

“We are entering an era of open science” says EU Vice President Neelie Kroes at launch of new global Research Data Alliance

[Neelie Kroes](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neelie_Kroes), [Vice-President of the European Commission](http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/index_en.htm) responsible for the Digital Agenda, [gave a talk](http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-236_en.htm) earlier this week renewing the EU’s strong, principled support for open science. Speaking at the launch of a new global [Research Data Alliance](http://rd-alliance.org/programme/), she said that we are entering a new “era of open science”, which will be “good for […]

Expanded Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research

On Friday 22nd February, 2013 the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a statement to say that the “Obama Administration is committed to the proposition that citizens deserve easy access to the results of scientific research their tax dollars have paid for”.  This was accompanied by a new policy memorandum and a long-awaited response by OSTP […]

BioMed Central Open Data Awards

**The deadline for nominations in the annual BioMed Central Open Data Awards [is on January 31st](http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcblog/2013/01/21/open-data-award-2012-get-your-votes-in-now/). Get your votes in now!** It’s been a big year for open science in general, and for BioMed Central in particular. We’ve been hard at work promoting the value of data-sharing, developing standards to make it more attractive to […]