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

Sridhar Gutam gutam2000 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 10:38:20 GMT 2012


Dear All,

I am doing advocacy on Open Access in my organization (Indian Council of
Agricultural Research, India) and I also see lots of data being collected
by various scientists involved in research projects. Only a part of the
data goes into publication and rest is left un-touched for any of the
analysis!!

Now the challenge is how to get that data locked up in Data Books/Computers
to see the light and would be used for meaningful analysis!!!

I see a big hurdle in this... none of the researcher wants to share the
data (raw data) and what is published is in pdf/print formats. Collating is
very big problem.

In this month at Bangalore, India on March 24th there is going to be a one
day unconference on Open Data <http://odc.datameet.org/>. I am going to
place the same before the group how to get the Research Data out into
Open/LinkedOpenData.

I can share the view of the Scientists in Agriculture Research as myself
being a Scientist working in Agriculture Research Service in India
(ICAR-ARS).

Please comment.

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 5 March 2012 15:27, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org> wrote:

> I think this is a very exciting idea. If we can gather enough momentum and
> enthusiasm at the start, we could produce something of real value at a
> moment in which it is really needed. I'm definitely +1 !
>
> I would also be happy to help coordinate. Like Daniel though, I'm not a
> scientist. I think we would need someone with scientific knowledge (perhaps
> from either the open-science or open-access groups?) to take a lead. Does
> anyone feel that they would like to do this?
>
> In the meantime, perhaps we can make a list of people who might be
> interested in contributing, and their area of expertise. I have begun a
> list below, please add names & details.
>
> * Daniel Dietrich (general coord; OKFN Germany)
> * Laura Newman (general coord; OKFN UK)
> * Sridhar Gutam
> * Carolina Odman
> * Paola di Maio
> * Peter Murray-Rust (?)
>
> I also copy Peter's list of types science data for reference, and to check
> we have most bases covered. Please do feel free to amend/extend:
>
>
>    - high-energy physics (etabytes)
>    - astronomy - highly multidisciplinary with many images
>    - bio-informatics very multidisciplinary with very many distributed
>    sources
>    - long-tail science - where individual labs capture much data without
>    coordination
>    - environment and geoscience - where authorities collect data
>    systematically
>    - climate data
>
> Lets see what kind of response we get. If there's enough enthusiasm, we
> can explore how best to go about putting something together.
>
> All the best,
> Laura
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> I've snipped a few lists in the mail header.
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Daniel Dietrich <daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> Science is very varied. We can easily imagine:
>>
>>    - high-energy physics (etabytes)
>>    - astronomy - highly multidisciplinary with many images
>>    - bio-informatics very multidisciplinary with very many distributed
>>    sources
>>    - long-tail science - where individual labs capture much data without
>>    coordination
>>    - environment and geoscience - where authorities collect data
>>    systematically
>>    - climate data
>>
>>
>> I know enough to tackle 3 slightly and 4 and people to contact in the
>> others (but not necessarily OKF). We need at least 10 people to get a
>> reasonable overview. Alternatively we might split into subdisciplines like
>> this.
>>
>> I have been invited to speak in Rome (where Neelie Kroes is also
>> speaking) so it's valuable to get something underway!!
>>
>>>  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
>>> >>
>>> _________________________________________________________________________
>>> >> 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 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
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >> > --
>>> >> > Laura Newman
>>> >> > Community Coordinator
>>> >> > Open Knowledge Foundation
>>> >> > http://okfn.org/
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>>> >> >
>>> >> >
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>> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
>> University of Cambridge
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