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8 Principles of Open Government Data - OpenGovData.org

8 december 2007 - This weekend, 30 open government advocates gathered to develop a set of principles of open government data. The meeting, held in Sebastopol, California, was designed to develop a more robust understanding of why open government data is essential to democracy. 

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Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
250 MOOCs from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.
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Dramatic Growth of Open Access December 31, 2016

Dramatic Growth of Open Access December 31, 2016 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Download data here  Highlights Arguably the best indicator of the global collaborative growth of open access, whether throug
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OpenDataSoft - Open Your Data In Less Than 30 Seconds

OpenDataSoft - Open Your Data In Less Than 30 Seconds | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
OpenDataSoft is a turnkey Open Data software for smart and easy transformation of all types of data into innovative services (APIs, data visualizations…).
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Making Kaggle the Home of Open Data

Making Kaggle the Home of Open Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Today, we’re expanding beyond machine learning competitions and opening Kaggle Datasets up to everyone. You can now instantly share and publish data through Kaggle. This creates a home for yo…
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A Guide to the Research Data Service | The University of Edinburgh

A Guide to the Research Data Service | The University of Edinburgh | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that our new Research Data Service guide is out.
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OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education

OpenCases: Case Studies on Openness in Education | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
By Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Manuel Souto-Otero, and Predrag Lazetic in Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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Open Science Company Manifesto

This manifesto aims at defining fundamental statements every Company running with the Open Science initiative in mind must respect and promote.
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Open Digital Science - Final study report

Open Digital Science - Final study report | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open Digital Science (ODS) and Open Science describe new and open practices in science, research and innovation that make extensive use of digital technologies. The use of digital technologies facilitates openness regarding data, methods, results, actors or publications with an emphasis on scalability of the approach in terms of data, access or computation.
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Five ways open data can boost democracy around the world

Five ways open data can boost democracy around the world | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Want fairer taxes, less corporate lobbying and more open politicians? Our guide to open data day
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Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Michaël Bon, Founder of the Self-Journal of Science

Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Michaël Bon, Founder of the Self-Journal of Science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Fifteen months ago 35-year old French scientist Michaël Bon launched a new open-access publishing service called the Self-Journal of Science (SJS).
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How Open Data Is Creating New Opportunities in the Public Sector (Industry Perspective)

How Open Data Is Creating New Opportunities in the Public Sector (Industry Perspective) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open data has proven to be a catalyst for the creation of new tools across industries and government uses.
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Survey: open data already a reality for scientific researchers | Joinup

Survey: open data already a reality for scientific researchers | Joinup | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Survey: open data already a reality for scientific researchers | Joinup https://t.co/W6bw7c2mUU
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Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open

Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open. We invite you to join us at the first Decentralized Web Summit!
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Introducing Bothan: a tool to bring your metrics to life and share them with the world | News | Open Data Institute

Introducing Bothan: a tool to bring your metrics to life and share them with the world | News | Open Data Institute | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Open Data Institute (ODI) equip, connect and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. Co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI provides events, training, membership and consultancy around open data.
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Examining ethical and privacy issues surrounding learning analytics ~ Stephen Downes

Examining ethical and privacy issues surrounding learning analytics ~ Stephen Downes | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Citizen science

Citizen science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Citizen Science spans a range of levels of engagement: from being better informed about science, to participating in the scientific process itself by observing, gathering or processing data.
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Expert groups - Innovation Union - European Commission

The European Commission has set up three high level advisory groups on research and innovation (R&I) policies in support of the Innovation Union objectives and the completion of the European Research Area. The three groups should assess and advice on policies underpinning the Innovation Union and the European Research Area. The groups have also the important role of assisting the European Commission in maintaining the dialogue with relevant stakeholders in support of the Innovation Union flagship initiative.

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The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era

The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The consolidation of the scientific publishing industry has been the topic of much debate within and outside the scientific community, especially in relation to major publishers’ high profit margins. However, the share of scientific output published in the journals of these major publishers, as well as its evolution over time and across various disciplines, has not yet been analyzed. This paper provides such analysis, based on 45 million documents indexed in the Web of Science over the period 1973-2013. It shows that in both natural and medical sciences (NMS) and social sciences and humanities (SSH), Reed-Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, and Taylor & Francis increased their share of the published output, especially since the advent of the digital era (mid-1990s). Combined, the top five most prolific publishers account for more than 50% of all papers published in 2013. Disciplines of the social sciences have the highest level of concentration (70% of papers from the top five publishers), while the humanities have remained relatively independent (20% from top five publishers). NMS disciplines are in between, mainly because of the strength of their scientific societies, such as the ACS in chemistry or APS in physics. The paper also examines the migration of journals between small and big publishing houses and explores the effect of publisher change on citation impact. It concludes with a discussion on the economics of scholarly publishing.
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OpenTrials: towards a collaborative open database of all available information on all clinical trials

OpenTrials: towards a collaborative open database of all available information on all clinical trials | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Trials is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of the performance and findings of randomized controlled trials in health. We publish articles on general trial methodology as well as protocols, commentaries and traditional results papers - regardless of outcome or significance of findings.
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