International Funding Managers Agree on an Open Data Policy
At the 2015 plenary meeting, the Belmont Forum agreed on and adopted an open data policy and principles. The principles were drafted as part of a collaborative scoping effort initiated by the Belmont Forum and involving over 120 domain scientists, computer and information scientists, legal scholars, social scientists, and other experts from more than fourteen countries. The new policy signals a commitment to increasing access to scientific data by funders of global environmental change research.
The Belmont Forum held a meeting of principals in Oslo from 15-16 October. We are very pleased to report that the Belmont Forum has accepted the e-infrastructure Community Strategy and Implementation Plan. In addition, they strengthened the Data Principles recommended in the CSIP and officially adopted the “Data Policy and Principles” for the Belmont Forum.
A Place to Stand: e-Infrastructures and Data Management for Global Change Researchis now available. It consists of a set of recommendations on how the Belmont Forum can leverage existing resources and investments to foster a more coordinated, holistic, and sustainable approach to the funding and support of global environmental change research.
Are you attending the American Geophysical Union Fall 2014 Meeting? If so, stop by the Belmont Forum E-Infrastructures and Data Management Town Hall on Wednesday, December 17 from 12:30-1:30 pm in Moscone West 2004.
The Steering Committee for the Belmont Forum E-Infrastructures & Data Management Collaborative Research Action will hold its fourth meeting in San Francisco, California on December 13-14 - just prior to the American Geophysical Union Fall 2014 Meeting. Goals of this meeting are to decide the strategic direction of the final Community Strategy and Implementation Plan - CSIP - (due June 30, 2015), and to work out the overlaps between Work Packages so to make this final CSIP coherent and well argued, with consistent evidence of what actions are recommended and why.
The Belmont Forum E-Infrastructures and Data Management Project will be at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, October 19-22. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, check out our oral presentation (2:30 pm, Vancouver Convention Centre-West, Room 116/117). This event will highlight the key findings in the Interim Report, and will provide an overview of feeback from the Belmont Forum on the interim report. We look forward to seeing you there.