San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for our first Spotlight event, a free evening of talks around scientific Open Data, including pizza, wine, beer and nibbles.
Open Data is a term often used to define how data are (or ‘is’, depending on your preference) published – in a way that enables sharing and re-use without barriers.
This event will review the need for Open Data in research and scholarly communication, highlighting examples of why and where Open Data is valuable.
Speakers will present some recent initiatives in putting Open Data into practice and debate the priorities for what researchers and publishers should be doing to enable access to and re-use of scientific data.
What does Open Data mean – practically – for researchers and publishers?
The panel will include:
* Ross Mounce, University of Bath - Moderator
* Alan Hyndman, figshare
* Michael Markie, F1000
* Amye Kenall, BioMed Central
* Andrew Hufton, Scientific Data
* Tom Pollard, UCL
Each panel member will talk for a set amount of time, then there will be a Q&A debate afterwards.
The Twitter hashtag for this event will be #opendataspotlight.