Tag Archives: open data

Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]


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Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective

(5 September 2017) There is currently little incentive for researchers to share their data. But what if it was enough for journals to simply ask authors to make their data available? Michèle B. Nuijten reports on a recent study that found journal policies that encourage data sharing to be extremely effective, with a steep increase […]


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73% of academics say access to research data helps them in their work; 34% do not publish their data

A new report published today by Elsevier and CWTS provides a benchmark overview of data sharing perceptions and practices among researchers (5 April 2017, Amsterdam/Leiden) Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report  reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, in practice, […]


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Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]


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Digital Science’s GRID now available as linked open data

GRID’s extensive database of over 63,000 organisations associated with research is now available as Open Linked Data (15 August 2016) Digital Science’s Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is now available as RDF, joining a wide range of other prestigious data sources on the web of data. By using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to describe […]


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How to open your data in six easy steps

(5 August 2016) Do you have a raft of useful data you’re ready to open up for others to make use of, but don’t know where to start? Organisations like Arup and Thomson Reuters have discovered huge benefits in opening their data, but it can be a daunting task. ODI Associate Leigh Dodds has broken […]


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Towards a paradigm for open and free sharing of scientific data on global change science in China

(6 June 2016) Authors : Changhui Peng, Xinzhang Song, Hong Jiang, Qiuan Zhu, Huai Chen, Jing M. Chen, Peng Gong, Chang Jie, Wenhua Xiang, Guirui Yu, Xiaolu Zhou Despite great progress in data sharing that has been made in China in recent decades, cultural, policy, and technological challenges have prevented Chinese researchers from maximizing the […]


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One year on from the general election: what does the UK data landscape look like?

A year on from the UK general election, ODI Head of Policy Ellen Broad revisits last year’s ‘Open data roadmap for the UK’ and reflects on what has been achieved, key challenges that remain and recommendations for strengthening data infrastructure (31 May 2016) In the lead-up to the 2015 UK general election, the ODI published […]


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Research library associations endorse open data accord

(30 April 2016) The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a global coalition of major research and academic library associations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States — recognises the importance of working towards a common vision for open data. We firmly believe that open data holds the key to addressing many […]


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Open Data Day 2016 Malaysia Data Expedition – measuring provision of public services for education

(28 March 2016) In Malaysia, Sinar Project with the support of Open Knowledge International organised a one-day data expedition based on the guide from School of Data to search for data related to government provision of health and education services. This brought together a group of people with diverse skills to formulate questions of public […]


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Open access and open research data in China

(18 March 2016) EIFL has invited guest blogger Dr Ku Liping, of the National Science Library, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, to share highlights from the growing open access and open data movement in China. He covers open access policies and their impact, data librarianship, awareness raising and advocacy backed up with impressive numbers. […]


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Family food survey data: How British diets have changed since 1974

(18 February 2016) The odi.org reports that the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has a transformative open data programme. Defra has committed to publish 8,000 datasets as open data in 12 months and transform how it collects, collaborates with and uses data in everything it does. This week, Defra has published […]


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Asian open access meeting

(22 January 2016) The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan and COAR are co-organizing a meeting of the Asian OA Community in Tokyo, Japan on March 4th, 2016 in conjunction with the Research Data Alliance meeting. The aim of this meeting is to establish an Asian community of practice which can share OA related […]


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The state of open data in Southeast Asia

(15 December 2015)  Hazwany Jamaluddin from the Sinar Project in Malaysia writes in the Open Knowledge blog that Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Singapore, East Timor and Malaysia are falling behind in the global open data movement; while others – Indonesia and Philippines – are advancing as members of Open Government Partnership. So, how are […]


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Taiwan tops the Global Open Data Index 2015

(9 December 2015) Open Knowledge has published the third annual Global Open Data Index. This year’s Index showed impressive gains from non-OECD countries with Taiwan topping the Index and Colombia and Uruguay breaking into the top ten at four and seven respectively. Overall, the Index evaluated 122 places and 1586 datasets and determined that only […]


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