[open-science] You are invited: Open Data Day, 4 March 2017

Lieke Ploeger lieke.ploeger at okfn.org
Wed Feb 8 12:37:39 UTC 2017

Dear all,

This year’s Open Data Day, an annual celebration of open data all over the
world, will take place on Saturday 4 March. For the fifth time in history,
groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they
will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the
benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in
government, business and civil society.

With funding from SPARC, the Open Contracting Program of Hivos and Article
19, and Open Knowledge International, we will distribute $12,500 worth of
mini-grants to support your event ideas.
A mini-grant is a grant of between $200-$400 for groups to create Open Data
Day events.

In past years, we gave grants to groups based on location. This year, we
want to take ODD up a notch and focus on problems that open data can solve.
This year, there are four categories to the grant – Open Research Data,
Open Contracting and tracking public money flows, Open Data for Environment
and Open Data for Human Rights. More information on the minigrants and how
to apply is available from our blog:
The application deadline is Monday 13 February.

Finally, if you're planning an Open Data Day event, you can register it on
the map here: http://opendataday.org/#map

Best regards, Lieke Ploeger.

Lieke Ploeger

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