Unencumbered access to public sector information is central to a well-functioning democratic system.
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”
Photo by Tirza van Dijk, CC0. A few weeks ago we submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) draft federal source code policy. The purpose of the policy is to improve access to custom software code developed for the federal government, and would require that: (1) New custom code whose development is … Read More “U.S. should require “open by default” for federal government software code”
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”
In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. First up is Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager of Open Education at BCcampus. I have been in the field of open education … Read More “Developing Open Policy for Higher Education”
“eBook” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Jonas Tana This is a guest blog post written by Alek Tarkowski, Director of Centrum Cyfrowe and co-founder of Creative Commons Poland. On April 14, 2016, 60 experts from 30 countries are meeting in Kraków, Poland for the first OER Policy Forum. The goal of the event is to build on the … Read More “Active OER: Beyond open licensing policies”
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”