[open-science] WG Meeting Minutes - 3 Aug

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Tue Aug 16 10:46:43 UTC 2011

Hi All

The notes from the 3 Aug working group meeting are now up on science.okfn.org
Text is copied below but please click through for the linked version.

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



# 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 here.

# Wikimedian in Residence on Open Science
As detailed in a previous blog post, 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 opportunities for the group to get
involved and check out what has been achieved so far..

# Panton Principles Case Studies
Three case studies have been drafted here 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.

# 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 Requirements
Text Mining

# Encouraging local open science groups and meet up
A new local groups page 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!

# Publishing Open Data Working Group
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz from BioMedCentral reported on the outcomes of
this BMC led workshop here and sent a call to the list for
collaboration here. If you are interested in the approach to open data
from the scientific publishers perspective then this should be of
considerable interest.

# Biosharing
Susanna Sansone recently introduced the Biosharing.org initiative to
the list. This community aims to create a catalogue of Biological data
standards and is in collaboration with publishers such as BMC to
include links to the site in their author instructions.

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 collection edited 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.

# 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 list. 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.

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