[open-science] Evaluation of open data portals in the academic space
adi at code4sa.org
Thu May 15 14:49:28 UTC 2014
> 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
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
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