Foundations Step into Open Data Sharing

In the past few weeks, the Foundation Center and the philanthropic world have taken two big steps forward in transparency. First, 15 of the nation’s largest foundations joined the “Reporting Commitment,” agreeing to release grant information regularly through Foundation Center’s Glasspockets repository. Then last week, the Foundation Center relaunched IssueLab, an extensive repository of third-sector … Read More “Foundations Step into Open Data Sharing”

Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data

In November we wrote that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was soliciting comments on two related Requests for Information (RFI). One asked for feedback on how the federal government should manage public access to scholarly publications resulting from federal investments, and the other wanted input on public access to the … Read More “Comments to the White House Inquiry on Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Publications, Data”

CC Releases New Data FAQs

We have done a lot of thinking about data in the past year. As a result, we have recently published a set of detailed FAQs designed to help explain how CC licenses work with data and databases. These FAQs are intended to: (1) alert CC licensors that some uses of their data and databases may … Read More “CC Releases New Data FAQs”