Next Tuesday 2nd June the Working Group on Open Data in Science will have their first meeting. While the meeting will focus on the Working Group’s activities, anyone is welcome to participate. Details are as follows:

The agenda currently includes:

  • Panton Principles for Open Data in Science
  • Open Data in Science prize
  • Brief summaries of benefits of openness in different domains
  • Is It Open Data? Service
  • CKAN for open data in science

Participants so far will include:

  • Jean-Claude Bradley, Drexel University
  • Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation
  • Tim Hubbard, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Puneet Kishor, Nelson Institute, UW-Madison + Open Source Geospatial Foundation
  • Jenny Molloy, University of Cambridge
  • Peter Murray-Rust, Cambridge University
  • Cameron Neylon, Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation
  • John Wilbanks, Science Commons
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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 and he tweets at @jwyg.