[open-science] What is Open Data? - input requested for website text

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Mon May 5 18:46:08 UTC 2014

Thank you Michelle - this is a great document to work from.

I support the plea for contributions. As a co-founder I know the original
principles need revising - they are a bit long winded and repetitive. I am
a fan of short phrases that can go on T-shirts.

Panton and OKF are an excellent example of how things work together.


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM, Michelle Brook <michelle.brook at okfn.org>wrote:

> Hey all,
> *Summary: I'd like input to help rewrite some pages for the Panton
> Principles website, and am looking for expertise from this group to help
> refine current draft text. Deadline 14 May*
> I hope you are well. I'm in the process of updating the Panton website (
> http://pantonprinciples.org/). It's been messy and not looked after for a
> while - and I'm keen to turn it around.
> Part of this will be generating more content for the site itself.  I'd
> like to create a bit of a resource, including a few pages up talking about
> 'what open data is', and another which talks about 'how to publish it'.
> Basically an overview resource that explains what open data is (without
> *too* much detail, but not being relevant only to the UK/EU/US), and
> guidelines for people to think about when they are thinking about open data
> more broadly.
> I've drafted some text, but I would would appreciate some input from the
> various experts in this working group. *If you want to be a named
> contributor, please add your name to the bottom of the documents.*
> What is open data in research:
> https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/1skVm2gR_2cGURdmwScXE3fAohXpAr9jVPPS8fn__2aI/edit#
> How to publish data openly:
> https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/1ad2IBTioswbM9hOhy_fapMcf2j_gZxYJOKMjlVAC8mo/edit<https://docs.google.com/a/okfn.org/document/d/1ad2IBTioswbM9hOhy_fapMcf2j_gZxYJOKMjlVAC8mo/edit#heading=h.w9dhw1os5l4e>
> I've made it open so that everyone with access to the link can edit - but
> if there are any disagreements about text others have written, it might be
> better to comment first.
> I know my text as it currently stands is quite dense (and there is lots of
> it)  and not all of it currently flows. I hope to make these alterations in
> the future - but any help received on that also would be appreciated! I'm
> keen to make sure it's not just a UK/EU/US focus on it, so if there is a
> perspective relevant to your country, please add a comment!
> *Please make comments/edits by Wed 14 May. *
> Michelle
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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