This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.
Figshare's annual report looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of researchers and a collection of articles from industry experts.
Making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable is an important but challenging goal. This paper will describe how Fedora supports FAIR data principles, both in terms of relevant features and community participation in related initiatives.
When we talk about the government data that needs to be protected for national security reasons, classified information—related to defence and intelligence services—often takes precedence. But what about the protection of unclassified, open-source government data?
This whitepaper examines the results of a survey of researchers about research data and discusses the challenges that researchers face in sharing their data. It looks at data sharing attitudes globally, as well as in relation to region, subject and seniority. The paper finds a...
International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different...
This Queensland government Open Data policy statement has been drafted with input from businesses, academia, industry associations and the community.
The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) has released this discussion paper as a further step towards developing an Insurance Code of Practice for superannuation trustees.
This is a summary of a New Zealand workshop on how to use open data for policy design.
The notion of personal privacy in a digital society may be out of date. While many of us say we still want it, we willingly share our data – and dislike paying to protect it. Governments and online businesses covet our personal information. Meanwhile, almost...
Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...
This research, published with Transparency International, measures the progress made by five key countries in implementing the G20 Anti-Corruption Open Data Principles.
These principles, adopted by G20 countries in 2015, committed countries to increasing and improving the publication of public information, driving forward open...
Access means access. Whenever access to documents is impeded, the quality of human communication suffers. Impeding access can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from limiting who can work with documents, to delaying when such work can take place.
Financial barriers and embargoes,...
The AODN Portal provides access to all available Australian marine and climate science data and provides the primary access to Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) data including access to the IMOS metadata.
IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by Australian Government....
If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you’ll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs boson laments she can’t yet tell anyone.
It’s a transitory...
There remains something of a disconnect between how research librarians themselves see their role and its responsibilities and how these are viewed by their faculty colleagues. Jeannette Ekstrøm, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov imagine how the research librarian of the future might work,...
In this podcast, Helen Owens, the principal advisor on public data policy and strategy at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, talks about the Open Government Partnership - enhancing transparency in policy decision making.