Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Online SEURAT workshop: Open Data: What, Why, How?

An announcement.

Open Data: What, Why, How?
Monday May 9th 2011, 16:00 CEST, 7:00 PDT

(organized by ToxBank & Seurat DAWG)

Open Data is one approach to making data more easily re-usable including specifications by the the date creator on the terms of the type of re-use.

The goal of this interactive virtual meeting is to address misconceptions around Open Data and to answer questions experimental biologists, chemists, and toxicologists from any of the SEURAT-1 projects have with respect to how Open Data can help their research. Over 90 minutes the invited speakers Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge Foundation) and John Wilbanks (Creative Commons) will reply to questions from the audience, complemented by a discussion by Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect) on how Open Data could contribute to the success of EU FP7 projects including OpenTox, ToxBank and SEURAT-1.

The meeting will be held online and will be organized via GotoMeeting. There are only 25 seats, so early registration is important, as we will fill seats on a first-come basis. However, one ‘seat’ can host multiple scientists behind a single computer.

Please send an email to Egon Willighagen ( listing your name, SEURAT-1 project, and email address. Details on how to log in will be send to that address shortly before the meeting.

16:00-16:05 Egon Willighagen - Why this meeting?
16:05-16:25 Rufus Pollock - Open Data: What, Why, How?
16:25-16:50 John Wilbanks - Open Biological Data
16:50-17:10 Barry Hardy - Potential impact of Open Data on our Research
17:10-17:30 General Q&A session

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