[open-science] Data sharing policy for citizen science projects?

Raphael Ritz raphael.ritz at incf.org
Tue Jun 12 07:57:49 UTC 2012

On 6/12/12 9:46 AM, Paweł Szczęsny wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Diane Cabell<diane at cabell.us>  wrote:
>> Zero may also be enforceable outside of Poland.
> That's true. But that is not a good _reason_ to choose Zero _here_,
> don't you think? Anyway, I don't have anything against Zero, except
> that I don't think it differs in practice that much from CC-BY. Both
> are good enough for data sharing.

For many use cases yes but for data mining, aggregation,
meta analyses and the like it can become tricky to keep
track who to acknowledge for what.

Don't get me wrong. In many cases there are good reasons
for CC-BY and making data available in the first place is always
better than not doing it at all irrespective of the particular license.
It's just worth pointing out that there are differences and
what those differences are.



> Best wishes
> PS
>> Moral rights and data sharing are simply inconsistent, imho.
>> dc
>> On Jun 12, 2012, at 7:56 AM, Paweł Szczęsny wrote:
>>> It's a good point, except that such option isn't available everywhere
>>> (the last time I checked, CC0 isn't compatible with Polish law, so we
>>> don't have it ported here). But on the other hand CC0 defaults to
>>> CC-BY in here, so probably one can use it in a culturally readable
>>> sense...
>>> Thanks
>>> PS
>>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Diane Cabell<diane at cabell.us>  wrote:
>>>> Please also consider CC Zero at http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0.  It is machine readable and avoids attribution stacking.
>>>> Diane Cabell
>>>> Oxford eResearch Centre
>>>> Creative Commons
>>>> iCommons Ltd
>>>> On Jun 11, 2012, at 1:21 PM, Paweł Szczęsny wrote:
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>> In genomics there are at least three slightly different approaches to
>>>>> _rapid_ data sharing agreements: Ft. Lauderdale agreement, Batavia
>>>>> Open Genomic Data License or simply release into public domain.
>>>>> Agreements/policies/contracts other than PDD are made to either
>>>>> protect data creators (most often) or prevent certain uses (rarely)
>>>>> _before_ the data is already published/described in a manuscript/etc.
>>>>> Once the paper is out, final version of the data is PD or OpenData.
>>>>> Now, the question is whether there is any general
>>>>> policy/agreement/contract on _rapid_ data sharing from citizen science
>>>>> projects similar to the ones in genomics? Can we extend/modify Batavia
>>>>> OGD License (which I like, as it encourages openness)? I feel that in
>>>>> upcoming wave of citizen science projects rapid data sharing will
>>>>> become a priority.
>>>>> Best wishes
>>>>> PS
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