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Civic Switchboard
"Civic Switchboard is an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort that aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems. switchboard This project encourages partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries; these partnerships will better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information. The project will create a toolkit for libraries interested in expanding (or beginning) their role around civic information. In Year 1, to broaden networks and expand resources, the project team will host workshops at two conferences: The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (May 2018) and the Digital Library Federation (October 2018). Stipends will be available for libraries and data intermediary organizations interested in participating in these workshops; a limited number of complimentary registration fees for the associated conferences will also be available. In Year 2, the project will offer stipends to partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries for field testing the toolkit. "
libraries  government  open-data  open-government 
january 2018 by tsuomela
The State of Open Data Report 2017
"Figshare's annual report, The State of Open Data 2017, looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of 2,300 respondents and a collection of articles from industry experts, as well as a foreword from Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud at the European Commission. Its key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community - 82% of survey respondents are aware of open data sets and more researchers are curating their data for sharing."
open-data  research-data  scholarly-communication  publishing  report 
november 2017 by tsuomela
MPSOpenData
"Funded by the National Science Foundation, this workshop series will generate discipline-specific responses from the Mathematical and Physical Sciences research communities to the federal policy requiring open data and the recently-released NSF policy statement on open data. In order to decide how and what to preserve for public consumption, and in what manner the data will be stored and accessed, a series of dialogues is required. Discussions within individual disciplines must reach a consensus on data preservation procedures and data access guidelines consistent with discipline-specific expectations for data re-use, access policies, and the level of burden implied by conservation that is placed on the individual investigator."
open-data  open-research  mathematics  science  physical  workshops  report 
september 2017 by tsuomela
Safecast
"Safecast is a global volunter-centered citizen science project working to empower people with data about their environments. We believe that having more freely available open data is better for everyone. Everything we do is aimed at putting data and data collection know-how in the hands of people worldwide."
citizen-science  environment  open-data 
november 2016 by tsuomela
Common Crawl
"We build and maintain an open repository of web crawl data that can be accessed and analyzed by anyone."
web-archive  data-sources  open-data  data 
september 2016 by tsuomela
The Open Data Handbook
"This guide discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses why to go open, what open is, and the how to 'open' data."
open-data  handbook  guide 
february 2016 by tsuomela
Databib | Research Data Repositories
"Databib is a searchable catalog / registry / directory / bibliography of research data repositories. "
data-curation  catalog  bibliography  repository  open-data  discipline  research 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Open Data Institute
"The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues."
open-data  academic-center  institute  research  open  access 
august 2014 by tsuomela
The Open Data Handbook — Open Data Handbook
"This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data."
open-data  open-access  government  big-data  technology 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Portal Run My Code
RunMyCode is a web service providing computer codes in the fields of economics and business.

This service is based on the innovative concept of a companion website associated with a scientific publication.

The codes are run on a computer cloud server and the results are immediately displayed to the user.
open-data  repetition  social-science  cloud  computing  data-curation 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Bryan Lawrence : cyberinfrastructure for data
Anyway, I was asked to present a couple of slides on challenges for open access data repositories ... but clearly I don't believe that such challenges are independent of the science, so I produced a few more slides to give context
open-access  open-data  cyberinfrastructure  e-science  data-curation  data 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Panton Principles
By open data in science we mean that it is freely available on the public internet permitting any user to download, copy, analyse, re-process, pass them to software or use them for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. To this end data related to published science should be explicitly placed in the public domain.

Formally, we recommend adopting and acting on the following principles:
open-science  open-access  publishing  scientific  science  open-data  standards  principles  cooperation  sharing 
september 2010 by tsuomela
National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model, is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. It is designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes that can enable jurisdictions to effectively share critical information in emergency situations, as well as support the day-to-day operations of agencies throughout the nation.
standards  government  information  data  xml  open-data 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Widespread withholding of data by academic researchers undermines policymaking process
The press release sketches three cases that have a conservative political bias. I'm more anxious to support access than to worry overmuch about policy.
academic  open-data  sharing  data  experiments  methodology 
february 2009 by tsuomela
SDA: Survey Documentation
SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. There are also procedures for creating customized subsets of datasets. This set of programs is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley.
data-mining  data  archive  survey  sociology  open-data 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Sunlight Labs
Development home for the Sunlight Foundation, working on open access to government data.
open-source  open-government  open-data  development  software 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Welcome - MN State Auditor
The Office of the State Auditor is a constitutional office that is charged with overseeing more than $20 billion spent annually by local governments in Minnesota.
minnesota  state-government  audit  finance  reports  open-data  government 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Sunlight Foundation - Insanely Useful Websites
The following sites and resources are “insanely useful Web sites” for government transparency.
government  politics  reference  tools  activism  resources  open-data 
june 2008 by tsuomela
SSRN-Government Data and the Invisible Hand by David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William Zeller, Edward Felten
Rather than struggling, as it currently does, to design sites that meet each end-user need, we argue that the executive branch should focus on creating a simple, reliable and publicly accessible infrastructure that exposes the underlying data. Private act
information  government  data  open-access  open-information  open-data  research 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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