[open-science] Open Science Working Group Coordination Call - 20 Jan 18:00 UTC

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Fri Jan 17 12:37:49 UTC 2014

Dear All

Thank you to those of you who got in touch following my email late last
year to offer your help coordinating the open science group and starting
new local groups. Below is an update on the next steps and a further
invitation to get involved if you would like to do so.

*Local Groups*

   - We are excited to be exploring new activities in Italy, Romania,
   India, Germany and China!
   - Do get in touch if you'd like to act as an open science ambassador in
   your region and begin to form a local group.
   - Watch this space for an upgrade to the working group website to make
   it much easier to find and view local groups and activities around open
   science. If you're a whizz with javascript and would like to help out with
   this we would love to hear from you :)

*Working Group Coordinators*

   - The email copied below this one listed several roles for which it
   would be great to find volunteers. Thanks to all those who responded so
   far! If you would be happy to assist but haven't responded yet, get in
   touch or add your name and interests to the spreadsheet [1]
   - Those who are interested in coordination are welcome to join a
call on *Monday
   20 January 18:00 UTC* (agenda and details at [2]), if you can't make it,
   do comment either before or after the meeting and feel free to get in touch
   with me. We are likely to run another call in the near future for those in
   different timezones.
   - Look out for an update after this meeting on coordination going
   forward and introductions from the new coordinator team!

Thanks again and I'm really looking forward to working with you through
2014 :)


[2] http://okfnpad.org/p/science-coord-20jan20140

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi All
> I thought as we get to the end of 2013 it would be good to let you know
> where the working group is at currently and let you have your say on how we
> might proceed in our mission to open up science during the next year!
> We have grown to over 630 members (!) on the mailing list and now have
> local groups or representation in:
> Sweden
> Finland
> UK (Oxford, London, Cambridge)
> Australia
> Austria
> France
> Brazil
> US
> Which is fantastic, but we'd love to expand further! If you would like to
> be an open science ambassador for your region/country/city/university then
> get in touch.
> To help us keep track of all these activities and make sure we're being as
> effective as possible at providing a space for discussions and
> collaboration around open science, it would be great to hear from anyone
> who would like to be more involved in managing the working group (also, I
> have a thesis due in 9 months so any and all help is very much welcome from
> my perspective!).
> We would like to put together a group of community organisers to
> contribute to a variety of roles. There can be a name for this group but we
> haven't settled on one yet - suggestions welcome.The time commitment will
> be flexible and relatively low, but it will make a big difference to have
> someone keeping an eye on specific areas. The roles and tasks might include:
> Organising working group meetings
> Planning open science events at OKFest 2014
> Documenting events and updates from the working group
> Coordinating specific projects or documents
> Blog Editing
> Tech/Dev Liaison
> Event Organisation
> Designing publicity materials and logos etc.
> Do get in touch if any of this sounds of interest even if you are only
> able to contribute a small amount of time. If you have any questions,
> please let Zara, Michelle and I know and we look forward to hearing from
> you! Look out for another email about specific projects, events and 2014
> working group activities coming shortly.
> Jenny
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