[open-science] Launch of new Working Group on Open Data in Science

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat Mar 14 09:30:13 UTC 2009

Hi all,

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:

  * 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

Further details can be found at:


Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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