Posts Results for tag: open data

IODC Open Data Con 2016

IODC is the essential meeting point for the global community to debate and study the future of open data. IODC aims to build stronger relationships between open data initiatives from the different governments and establish a dialogue between these voices: Policy makers and Public Sector Information (PSI) holders Private companies, startups and freelancers Activists and […]

ASSESSING THE BENEFITS OF DATA SHARING: THE EXPERIENCE OF BRAZIL’S VIRTUAL HERBARIUM

By: Dora Ann Lange Canhos of CRIA SUMMARY: • Effective on-line sharing depends not only on the will to share data, but also on ensuring accessible infrastructure for users and data providers. • Independent herbaria contributing data for public sharing through the Virtual Herbarium Platform reported a variety of benefits – including increased recognition by their institutions, more involvement with […]

The Evaluation of Science and Social Interest

By: Valeria Arza of CENIT   What does a scientist do when he or she obtains an important research result? The obvious answer is: publish it. But, where and how does the scientists publish it? Here the answer is no longer obvious.   The incentive and evaluation system in research privileges publications in peer-reviewed journals. […]

4. Cameron Neylon on Open Science, and understanding people’s needs in terms of research

Why are you interested in participating and supporting the OCSDNet? For me the point of open science, open access, open data -all of those things- is to provide opportunities for people to engage, interact and contribute to research and scholarship more generally. There has been no bigger gap in engagement and in particular, contribution to […]