[open-science] [okfn-discuss] Open Data Handbook v1.0

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Sun Mar 4 18:36:58 GMT 2012


Dear All,

I agree with Peter that writing the Open Research Data Handbook is not an easy task. Not only is this a complex issue but also a moving target, that would require regular update.

I also agree with Carolina and Sridhar that writing this handbook might be useful, and should include experts from different research areas.

However I think before we continue we should discuss the scope, target group of the handbook. We should also look what is already out there to avoid re-inventing the wheel and make sure we strengthen existing initiatives.

I am willing to help coordinate this effort if we did it, but I am not en expert in open science / open research so I guess the handbook would need someone else to take a lead.

What do people think?

Daniel


On 03.03.2012, at 12:41, Carolina Odman wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> I would also be keen to take part in the open research data handbook discussion.
> 
> It might be useful to have scientists joining the discussion who come from different fields of science; research can be carried out in so many different ways and involve so many different parties.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Carolina 
> 
> 
> 
> On 03 Mar 2012, at 12:29, Sridhar Gutam <gutam2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Yes that would be great if we start working on Open Hand Book of Research Data. I would like to be part of the team. Science commons is working on open access to scientific data.
>> 
>> Thanks & Regards
>> Sridhar
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>> On 3 March 2012 15:26, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Daniel Dietrich <daniel.dietrich at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Dear Sridhar,
>> 
>> thats a very good point you make. In fact the small team that stared the handbook in book-sprint discussed intensively the question if the handbook should focus on open government data or explain open data in general. We decided to have the handbook more specific and focussed.
>> 
>> We could add a paragraph to the open data handbook or we could write a handbook with a more holistic view. I wonder if it would make more sense to write a handbook focussed on Open Research Data diving in deep into the issues in that area of open data (of course all handbooks should reference each other).
>> 
>> What do you think? Someone interested in writing the Open Research Data Handbook?
>> 
>> I have copied this to the open-science list. It is not a trivial task. We are just at the start. The funders are starting to require data to be open, to put in place an infrastructure for data citation, etc.
>> 
>> It will be highly valuable if someone or some organization wants to do it.  But it's a moving target and will need revising at least annually
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> 
>> Daniel
>> 
>> On 03.03.2012, at 06:15, Sridhar Gutam wrote:
>> 
>> > Dear All,
>> >
>> > Does anyone speaking on 'Open Research Data'?? In the Open Data Handbook, the reference is made for Open Government Data, but we the science researchers need to know what is Open Research Data and how to share it without losing credits/IPR etc.
>> >
>> > In our organisations after publication, the data gets locked in pdf formats... and there are so unpublished data... authors dont share much of the data with a fear that someone may take the credit and publish the data collected....
>> >
>> > Thanks & Regards
>> > Sridhar
>> > _________________________________________________________________________
>> > Sridhar Gutam PhD, ARS, PG Dip Patent Laws (NALSAR), IP & Biotechnology (WIPO)
>> > Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) & Joint Secretary, ARSSF
>> > Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH)
>> > Rehmankhera, P.O.Kakori, Lucknow 227107, Uttar Pradesh, India
>> > Fax: +91-522-2841025, Phone: +91-522-2841022/23/24; Mobile:+91-9005760036
>> >
>> > CISH http://www.cishlko.org
>> > ARSSF http://www.arssf.co.nr
>> > My site http://www.gutam.co.nr
>> > My Publications http://works.bepress.com/sridhar_gutam/
>> > My Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/gutam2000
>> > My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gutamsridhar
>> > My LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sridhargutam
>> >
>> >
>> > On 23 February 2012 23:06, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Yesterday, we announced the launch of the Open Data Handbook v1.0! Formerly known as the Open Data Manual, the Handbook is a practical guide which explains the 'what, why and how' of open data.
>> >
>> > Blog post: http://blog.okfn.org/2012/02/22/announcing-the-open-data-handbook-version-1-0/
>> >
>> > Open Data Handbook: http://opendatahandbook.org/.
>> >
>> > There are numerous ways you can get involved with the Open Data Handbook. We are particularly looking for people to *translate* or *edit and improve* the existing text. Full details of how to get involved are contained in the blog post. If you have any questions, please email opendatahandbook at okfn.org.
>> >
>> > Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of this project so far - great work!
>> >
>> > Kind regards,
>> > Laura
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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