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Big Clean, then OKCon. PHScrape next?

Tweet The Open Knowledge Foundation has been on a tear, sponsoring first the Big Clean last March, then getting the word out about their annual Open Knowledge Conference on June 30th and July 1st. Big Clean is a relatively young international movement empowering citizens across borders to access, clean, organise & re-use local government data.  [...]

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Thu, June 16 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Free your data.. 2011 Sparky nominated video

Tweet There is one moment in this video when my dog started barking. No, my dog is not named Sparky (two weeks left to submit your entry)…

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Wed, June 1 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

I like G3′s data policy: open access, and be quick about it

Tweet G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics is a new  fully open access journal from the Genetics Society of America, scheduled to start accepting manuscripts in June 2011.  This is one of a handful of journals that intend to emulate the success of PLoS ONE by emphasizing data quality and utility, rapid editorial turn-around and publication, and full open access. From the [...]

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Tue, March 15 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open Access and Open Data: Similarities and Differences

Tweet Open Access to Refereed Research Publications and Open Access to Research Data: A Crucial Strategic Distinction Stevan Harnad Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Sciences Université du Québec à Montreal & School of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton

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Tue, November 30 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open data discussion time

Tweet BioMed Central has drafted a position statement on data sharing, open data and licensing, and they have invited the wider scientific community to join the discussion to craft an explicit open data licensing policy. BMC acknowledges  the Panton Principles for open data in science, adding the caveat that the scientific community ensure researchers still receive appropriate [...]

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Fri, September 10 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

World Bank launches Open Data Initiative, including Health Indicators

Tweet A press release today from the World Bank announces a new website, data.worldbank.org, offering  free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers.  Data will be available in languages other than English, with an initial 330 indicators translated into French, [...]

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Tue, April 20 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments