[open-science] Evaluation of open data portals in the academic space
A.G.D.Turner at leeds.ac.uk
Fri May 16 00:35:02 UTC 2014
A large part of what is on the web is deep and behind portal interfaces and in back end databases. I think that a key requirement for an Open Science Portal is to be able to surface things from within the portal and make these available publicly. You probably also want to have some data that you want to restrict access to. A fine grained/role based access control to content can be very useful. It is a few years since I worked with portals, but two that might be worth a look at are Sakai and LifeRay. I'm not sure what else is available and how it all compares, but I'm interested to learn. The AURIN portal first beta is being evaluated. I found it quite impressive, but I don't know if it is open source or what it is based on.
From: open-science [open-science-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Adi Eyal [adi at code4sa.org]
Sent: 15 May 2014 15:49
To: Peter Murray-Rust
Subject: Re: [open-science] Evaluation of open data portals in the academic space
> Why do you want a portal? They often hide what lies behind. I want to be
> able to touch all the data.
I guess it depends on what you mean by a portal. I am evaluating a
small research site (http://www.chet.org.za/data). They publish all
their data under a CC licence and have plans to include all of their
research online. I would like to evaluate whether they are a doing a
good enough job in order to start scaling or whether there are any
tweaks that they should be considering.
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Adi Eyal <adi at code4sa.org> wrote:
>> I've always wondered whether APIs are important and worth the effort.
>> Surely most academics won't be able to consume them? I always think of APIs
>> as services for developers to build apps on top of.
>> On 15 May 2014 1:16 PM, "Raniere Silva" <raniere at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> Hi Adi,
>>> > I am new to this list and was hoping for input on open science data
>>> > portals. What features would you expect from a good open data portal
>>> > in the academic space. Of course the usual machine readable, data in
>>> > bulk, open data licensed requirements are crucial but are there any
>>> > others that need to be considered.
>>> API to query data and metadata.
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> Peter Murray-Rust
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> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
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