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.
2 thoughts on “Working Group on Open Data in Science”
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
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:
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