Collaboratively generating more knowledge: Public Lab’s approach to citizen science

Citizen science is the powerful idea that communities should be empowered to participate in the process of scientific inquiry, investigating the world around them and creating societal change in the process. One of the most prominent projects within the citizen and civic science movement is Public Lab, a community of individuals using inexpensive DIY techniques … Read More “Collaboratively generating more knowledge: Public Lab’s approach to citizen science”

Open Access to Research Critical to Advance Progress Against Cancer

The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative seeks to make ten years of progress on cancer research in half that time, with a goal to end cancer in our lifetime. The project—led by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden—recently called for ideas to help shape the cancer research priorities for the Moonshot. They received over 1,600 comments and … Read More “Open Access to Research Critical to Advance Progress Against Cancer”

Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020

Science! by Alexandro Lacadena, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A few weeks ago we wrote about how the European Union is pushing ahead its support for open access to EU-funded scientific research and data. Today at the meeting of the Competitiveness Council of the European Union, the Council reinforced the commitment to making all scientific articles and … Read More “Council of the European Union calls for full open access to scientific research by 2020”

EU pushing ahead in support of open science

Laboratory Science—biomedical, by Bill Dickinson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 April saw lots of activity on the open science front in the European Union. On April 19, the European Commission officially announced its plans to create an “Open Science Cloud”. Accompanying this initiative, the Commission stated it will require that scientific data produced by projects under Horizon 2020 … Read More “EU pushing ahead in support of open science”

Vice President Biden: Taxpayer-funded cancer research shouldn’t sit behind walls

On Wednesday in New Orleans, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the convening of the American Association for Cancer Research on the need to speed up scientific research, development, and collaboration that can lead to better cancer treatments. Vice President Biden is leading the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which aims to accelerate cancer research … Read More “Vice President Biden: Taxpayer-funded cancer research shouldn’t sit behind walls”

Reporting back on the Institute for Open Leadership 2

FELLOWS’ UPDATES: Alessando Sarretta: Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community Jane Frances-Agbu: Pondering the Future of Open Education in Nigeria Roshan Kumar Karn: Building an Institutional Open Access Policy In Nepal Fiona MacAlister: Cultivating a Culture of Knowledge Sharing Juliana Monteiro: Creative Commons and Museu da Imigração: notes on a Brazilian experience Katja … Read More “Reporting back on the Institute for Open Leadership 2”

Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be

This blog post was written by Teresa Sempere García, CC’s Community Support Intern June-August, 2013. The cycle graphics below were designed by Timothy Vollmer and Teresa Sempere García. The current system for public access to research articles and educational materials is broken: ownership is often unclear, and the reuse of knowledge is limited by policies … Read More “Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be”

CC Talks With: David Liao: Open Courseware and CC Licenses

Last week a researcher and educator by the name of David Liao contacted our team at Creative Commons about open courseware he had created, which we tweeted: "A mathematical way to think about biology." Really well put-together CC BY-SA course. http://t.co/U1GrsUywer @lookatphysics #oer — Creative Commons (@creativecommons) March 25, 2013 I sat down last Wednesday … Read More “CC Talks With: David Liao: Open Courseware and CC Licenses”

Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day

An Education Sprint The future of Open is a dynamic landscape, ripe with opportunities to increase civic engagement, literacy, and innovation. Towards this goal, the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the Open Science Community to facilitate the building of an open online course, an … Read More “Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day”