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:
- Act as a central point of reference and support for people who think they are interested in open data in science.
- Identify practices of early adopters, collecting data and developing guides.
- Act as a hub for the development of low cost, community driven projects around open data in science.
We are currently working on:
- a prize for open data in science
- a service to request that a given dataset to be made open or to request clarification about whether or not it can be re-used
- case studies on the benefits of open data in different domains
The Working Group has the following founding members:
- Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation
- Andrew Gruen, University of Cambridge
- Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
- Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge
- Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge
- Cameron Neylon, Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Michael Nielsen
- Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation
- John Wilbanks, Science Commons
If you’re interested in participating in the work of the open group, please get in touch on the main open-science mailing list!
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.