[open-science] 3 Aug WG Meeting Minutes

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Sun Aug 14 08:56:34 UTC 2011

Hi All

Check out the notes from the 3 Aug working group meeting on the blog:
Also copied below for convenience!


See below for a summary of key points from the WG meeting on Aug 3 2011,
followed by a list of interesting events that are coming up. If you’d like
more detailed updates on projects or to view the full minutes, visit the
meeting Etherpad <http://okfnpad.org/sciencewg-3Aug2011>.

The next meeting will be Wednesday 7 September, 17:30 GMT. You can sign up
and add agenda items here <http://okfnpad.org/sciencewg-7Sep2011>.

   1. *Royal Society Science as a Public Enterprise Submission*
   Thank you to all those who joined in the Skype call on this and
   contributed to the notes and draft. You can view our submission
   2. *Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science*
   As detailed in a previous blog
   Daniel Meitchen is now the Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science. OKF
   Germany are the host and there is a lot of incentive for us to collaborate.
   You can read Daniel’s detailed rundown of the
   the group to get involved and check out what has been achieved so
   3. *Panton Principles Case Studies*
   Three case studies have been drafted
here<http://okfnpad.org/sciencewg-PPcasestudies> on
   the Human Genome Project, Kepler Mission and 2011 BMC Open Data Award
   winners. Please take a look and improve them if you can, or add
   suggestions/drafts of more.
   4. *Panton Papers*
   There are still Panton Papers being drafted which you can contribute to
   or comment on, check out the links below for more!
   Data Sharing

   Text Mining <http://okfnpad.org/PPDataTextMining>
   5. *Encouraging local open science groups and meet up*
   A new local groups page <http://science.okfn.org/local-groups/> has been
   added to science.okfn.org. Building local open science communities is a
   great way to meet people, generate ideas, organise workshops and get things
   done so do think about joining or starting one in your local area!
   6. *Publishing Open Data Working Group*
   Iain Hrynaszkiewicz from BioMedCentral reported on the outcomes of this
   BMC led workshop
   sent a call to the list for collaboration
   If you are interested in the approach to open data from the scientific
   publishers perspective then this should be of considerable interest.
   7. *Biosharing*
   Susanna Sansone recently introduced the
Biosharing.org<http://biosharing.org/> initiative
   to the list<http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/open-science/2011-August/000924.html>.
   This community aims to create a catalogue of Biological data standards and
   is in collaboration<http://blogs.openaccesscentral.com/blogs/bmcblog/entry/bmc_research_notes_and_biosharing>with
   publishers such as BMC to include links to the site in their author

   Iain pointed out that BMC is waiving publication fees for exemplar data
   sets to encourage useful data sharing. BMC Research Notes has a data
   sharing article
   by Dr Bill Hooker, Dr Heather Piwowar and Dr David Shotton (who are all
   members or otherwise associated with the working group).

   More suggestions of standards for the catalogue and groups interested in
   publishing datasets in BMC Research Notes are encouraged.
   8. *Open Science/Open Data at Science Conferences*
   Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is keen to find out whether open science and open
   data in science are presented at conferences that are not specifically aimed
   at the open community. If you have seen it done, have entered a proposal or
   know of any others who have then do start a conversation on the
   It would be useful to compare experiences to find out how best to approach
   this and get more exposure for the ideas of open data/open science.


24-25 Aug 2011 DataCite 2011 Summer Meeting <http://www.datacite.org/> “Data
and the Scholarly Record: the Changing Landscape” (Berkeley, USA)

2-3 Sep 2011 Science Online London
<http://www.scienceonlinelondon.org/> (London,

3-6 Sep 2011 ICSU WDS Conference <http://wds-kyoto-2011.org/> “Global Data
for Global Science”, – Kyoto, Japan

22-23 Oct 2011 Open Science Summit <http://opensciencesummit.com/> (Mountain
View, CA, USA)

5-7 Dec 2011 7th International Digital Curation
Conference<http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11/programme> (Bristol,
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