Avointiede – Open Citizen Science Project

“During autumn 2016 the Open Citizen Science Project will map out Finnish citizen science stakeholders and research infrastructures. A set of recommendations for fostering and promoting open citizen science will be co-developed with the stakeholders. The aim of this event is to present and discuss the projects results.”

Mackenzie DataStream: How an open access platform for sharing water data was built and how it is evolving to meet community needs

“This presentation focuses on an effort to manage and make the western scientific results of these programs widely available. It tells the story of how Mackenzie DataStream, an open access platform, was developed and how it is evolving to meet community needs.”

Mackenzie DataStream: How an open access platform for sharing water data was built and how it is evolving to meet community needs

“This presentation focuses on an effort to manage and make the western scientific results of these programs widely available. It tells the story of how Mackenzie DataStream, an open access platform, was developed and how it is evolving to meet community needs.”

Naija AgroNet: Open data concept, application for agriculture according to Steve Nyumba

“Nyumba, in a presentation at the recently concluded week-long training for CAADP Journalists Network in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, dwelt on “Open Data for Agriculture” said that in being open connotes a lot for different people and media practitioners must ensure whatever definition they are using is seemingly holistic.”

Call for Contributions to the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

“The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, is delighted to be holding the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) in the US this year at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel in Virginia, on the 21st and 22nd September 2016. Now established as a key event in the scholarly publishing calendar, COASP brings together the open access community and major stakeholders to discuss critical issues, developments, innovations, and best practices in the industry.  Further information on the event is available via our website.   As in previous years, the Program Committee have set aside one of the sessions within the conference program to provide six Show & Tell opportunities for showcasing new projects, ideas or initiatives relating to open access publishing.  Organisations are invited to submit a proposal to us for one of the six available 10 minute presentations. All proposals should be submitted by 31 May 2016 at the latest to info@oaspa.org.  The Program Committee will then review the suggestions by the end of June.  Please note that while we will be able to cover the registration costs for the authors of successful proposals, we are not able to cover any of the travel expenses that may be incurred in attending the conference …”

» What Happens When Laws Become Open Data?

“Since President Obama’s first day in office, open data has been a major priority for the administration, and the United States has established itself as a world leader in open data. But until recently, legislative data—information about legislative activities, including bills and their status, lawmaker votes, committee meetings, public communications by members of Congress, lobbying information, and the products of legislative support agencies such as the Congressional Research Service—was rarely published as open data. This is changing. In late 2015, a bill was introduced to Congress to transform the Statutes at Large, the catalog of all laws enacted during a session of Congress, into freely accessible and machine readable open data. In February 2016, the Government Publishing Office began publishing bill status information in machine readable formats and making it available for bulk download. And in March 2016, the House and Senate introduced bills that would make Congressional Research Service reports publicly available. Like other types of open data, legislative data can serve as a platform for new products and services that enhance transparency, promote civic engagement, and fuel new business models. But open legislative data specifically offers unprecedented insight into the legislative process, making it easier than ever for the public to analyze legislative activities, monitor influence, and hold lawmakers accountable for their actions. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion exploring the impact of open legislative data on the public and private sectors and identifying opportunities for both federal and state governments to better provide this data to unlock social and economic benefits.”

Berlin 12 | Berlin | Max Planck Open Access

“The 12th conference in the Berlin Open Access series will be an invitation-only workshop for high-level representatives of the world’s most eminent research organizations. Delegates will convene in Berlin to discuss how the goal of Open Access can be realized more rapidly. The central theme will be the transformation of subscription journals to Open Access, as outlined in a recent white paper by the Max Planck Digital Library (http://dx.doi.org/10.17617/1.3).”