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Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research | The White House

Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research | The White House | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Obama Administration is committed to the proposition that citizens deserve easy access to the results of scientific research their tax dollars have paid for. That’s why, in a policy memorandum released today, OSTP Director John Holdren has directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication and requiring researchers to better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research. OSTP has been looking into this issue for some time, soliciting broad public input on multiple occasions and convening an interagency working group to develop a policy. The final policy reflects substantial inputs from scientists and scientific organizations, publishers, members of Congress, and other members of the public—over 65 thousand of whom recently signed a We the People petition asking for expanded public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research.

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Max Planck Open Access | Berlin Declaration | Berlin Conferences | Berlin 11 | Berlin

Max Planck Open Access | Berlin Declaration | Berlin Conferences | Berlin 11 | Berlin | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Berlin Declaration", the Berlin 11 Conference took place in Berlin again on November 19-20, 2013. 

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Assemblathon 2 wins open data award | Genome 10K Project

Assemblathon 2 wins open data award | Genome 10K Project | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Assemblathon 2 paper in the journalGigascience won the Open Data Award from the 2013 BioMed Central Annual Research Awards. The award, sponsored by LabArchives, recognizes leadership in tackling the challenges associated with open sharing of research results.

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Singapore government focuses on Big Data, Open Data, Cloud & Security | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Singapore government focuses on Big Data, Open Data, Cloud & Security | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Technology will continue to revolutionise the way governments operate. The Singapore government will be leveraging the opportunities provided by Big Data, sensors, cloud and open data to improve productivity and citizen services, while ensuring information security, said Zaqy Mohamad, Member of Parliament & Chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), Singapore.

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Interview with Beatrice Martini from the Open Knowledge | opensource.com

Interview with Beatrice Martini from the Open Knowledge | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

In this interview, Beatrice Martini shares what a regular day at Open Knowledge looks like, highlights from the Open Knowledge Conference, and what she envisions for the upcoming Open Knowledge Festival.

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Is Data Scraping Useful For You?

Is Data Scraping Useful For You? | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

As a business, it is important to always have relevant and useful information on hand for when you might need it. It can however be difficult to acquire all this information and especially to sort it out so that you only store the important information. This is why there exists data scraping services to make this process easier for you.

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Training content needed on OA, open data and open science | EIFL

Training content needed on OA, open data and open science | EIFL | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Have you, or your organization, created or repackaged/reused training content (from briefing papers, to presentations, videos, etc) on open access, open data and open science in any language, which can be useful and used in the FOSTER training context?  

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From Coding to Tangible Results: FEMA’s First Open Data Town Hall | FEMA.gov

From Coding to Tangible Results: FEMA’s First Open Data Town Hall | FEMA.gov | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Open Education | Open Education Europa

Open Education | Open Education Europa | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The aim of this scoreboard is to highlight the huge potential that European institutions have in the world of MOOCs and to help visualize this potential by compiling the existing European-provided MOOCs available on different open websites. 

European MOOCs are those provided by European institutions, regardless of the platform that hosts them. Each and every MOOC provider was contacted individually to get the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available. All of the MOOCs accounted for in the scoreboard are also listed in the MOOCs aggregator on this website. 

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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access First Quarter 2014

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access First Quarter 2014 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Highlights this quarter: three open access initiatives illustrating particularly strong growth this quarter are featured (Directory of Open Access Books, Highwire Press free sites, and PubMedCentral with 5 of the top 15 spots by quarterly growth rate).

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How government can promote open data | McKinsey & Company

How government can promote open data | McKinsey & Company | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play. A McKinsey & Company article.

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Is Open Data Making Good on the Promise of Turbo-Boosted Development? The Operational Use of Open Data.

Open data is important, but how is open data being used around the world to improve the quality of life and advance development objectives? Open data continues its ascent as a popular concept, entering mainstream consciousness and being implemented more broadly around the world. We need to look no further than Google search trend analysis to observe open data’s rise in netizen interest -- now even rivaling interest in international development. 

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Interview with an Author – Paul Brookes

Interview with an Author – Paul Brookes | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Today, PeerJ published a study entitled “Internet publicity of data problems in the bioscience literature correlates with enhanced corrective action” by Dr Paul Brookes. This article deals with the topic of how corrections to the scientific literature are handled and so we felt it would be informative to have Dr Brookes provide some insight into the publication.

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Canadian web experience toolkit | Make government better, together.

Government websites often share many of the same basic requirements such as usability, accessibility, and interoperability. Rather than reinvent the wheel each time, the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada developed the Web Experience Toolkit to create a set of shared templates for all government websites.


After extensive user acceptance testing, this mobile-first, multilingual framework can be completely customized for any public or private use case. As project lead Paul Jackson remarked during a recent webinar, “It actually became much easier for everyone to meet their requirements and a lot less costly by everyone pooling their resources into a common solution that everyone could repurpose.” Even the documentation itself is open source and collaborative using GitHub Pages.

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"Implementing Reproducible Research" book

"Implementing Reproducible Research" book | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

"Implementing Reproducible Research" book is available

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Big data and open data: what's what and why does it matter?

Big data and open data: what's what and why does it matter? | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Both types of data can transform the world, but when government turns big data into open data it's especially powerful

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Metacademy

Metacademy | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Metacademy is a community-driven, open-source platform for experts to collaboratively construct a web of knowledge. Right now, Metacademy focuses on machine learning and probabilistic AI, because that's what the current contributors are experts in. But eventually, Metacademy will cover a much wider breadth of knowledge, e.g. mathematics, engineering, music, medicine, computer science…

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Monithon.it : a civic monitoring activity based on the Open Data of OpenCoesione

Monithon.it : a civic monitoring activity based on the Open Data of OpenCoesione | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

During the ForumPA 2013 several activities related to Open Data and reuse of PSI in Italy were announced, including the Monithon project. The idea behind Monithon was born some months earlier, during the Spaghetti Open Data first meeting.  

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Open science and research initiative in Finland - Juha Haataja - YouTube

Open science and research initiative in Finland: Persistency and infrastructure as backbone for openness, Juha Haataja, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

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Data, information, knowledge and power – exploring Open Knowledge’s new core purpose | Tim's Blog

Data, information, knowledge and power – exploring Open Knowledge’s new core purpose | Tim's Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Summary: a contribution to debate about the development of open knowledge movements

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The Open Knowledge Foundation (re-named as as ‘Open Knowledge’) are soft-launching a new brand over the coming months.

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Over 600 educators and entrepreneurs submitted proposals to the Open Education Challenge

Over 600 educators and entrepreneurs submitted proposals to the Open Education Challenge | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The call for applications to the Open Education Challenge closed on March 21, resulting in a grand total of 611 submissions from 74 countries worldwide. This response represents a wellspring of innovative technologies and practices for opening up education. 

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Open Access Maps at NYPL

Open Access Maps at NYPL | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. 

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GeoConnections - Discovery Portal

GeoConnections - Discovery Portal | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The GeoConnections Discovery Portal is a metadata catalogue that enables GIS users, developers and data suppliers to find, evaluate, access, visualize and publish Canadian geospatial and geoscience data products and Web services.

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Open Data: How We Got Here and Where We're Going by Rufus Pollock - YouTube

Over the past few years, there has an explosive growth in open data with significant uptake in government, research and elsewhere. Open data has the potential to transform society, government and the economy, from how we travel to work to how we decide to vote. But wehave only just begun down this road, and the going, even so far, has not always been easy.In his talk, Rufus Pollock introduces the idea of open data, explains how, and why, we are where we are today, and, finally, looks to the future of the rapidly evolving open data ecoystem.

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Open data sheds light on how universities are minority providers of commissioned research to government

Open data sheds light on how universities are minority providers of commissioned research to government | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Anyone under the impression that universities are the dominant suppliers to government of commissioned research, advice, and knowledge, think again. Open data on government spending shows the relative dominance of other suppliers and mediators of knowledge to government – not least the private sector and think tanks. Simon Bastow presents some preliminary government-wide data.

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The cost of open access publishing: a progress report

The cost of open access publishing: a progress report | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013 in an attempt to make the debate around the costs of open access publishing more evidence-based. The data we released fuelled much discussion online and Robert Kiley, Head Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, gives an update…

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How much are free textbooks costing the publishing industry?

 

This isn't dealt with in the article (the article is about upfront fees paid by libraries so researchers have free access) but it made me wonder how big publishers like Elesevier and Wiley are going to sweeten the author deals so that authors/scholars can look away from the burden carried by students.