Open Data

Open Data refers to data relating to publicly funded research that is made available to a wider public and is intended to make scientific work more transparent. In order to promote Open Data, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences first of all influence their scientific communities. To this end, three public conferences have so far been held in 2018:
Open Data in Europe: The document of a conference organised by the SCNAT, the European members of the International Science Council (ISC) and the All European Academies (ALLEA) emphasises the need for reliable data storage, the training of data managers and a shift in scientific culture towards a state where data exchange is an integral part of scientific practice.

Data management: A workshop organised by the SCNAT concludes that a one size fits all approach is not suitable for all scientific disciplines and that the participation of the scientific community in the definition and implementation of best practices is crucial for Open Data.

Research platforms in the humanities: A conference of the SAHS examined how the requirements of Open Data and FAIR Data can be fulfilled in this area and which standards have to be observed in particular.

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