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Open Science Working Group APAC Meeting - December 2014
When : 21 December 2014, 08:00:00 UTC (visit http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html to convert into your timezones)
How : register yourself in http:/science.metastudio.org/wp-login.php (very quick - registration link is in bottom right corner) then log in and enter the open science room via the BigBlueButton budget on right of the page.
it will redirect you to http://vc.gnowledge.org/client/BigBlueButton.html
Topic : Open Science : How can we use Free Software, Open Data, Open Access & OER to foster Open Science
* Recommended to refer to this wiki for any reference : http://wiki.okfn.org/Open_Science/APACMonthlyCalls
Ranjith Raj Vasam ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/ranjithrajvasam )
Participants requested to add their name and Skype ID below :
Ranjith Raj Vasam
Scott Edmunds (scedmunds)
Kshitiz Khanal (not sure. Will attend if I do not have a class)
Sridhar Gutam (sridhar.gutam)
Chen-Yi Tu (armigil)
Fabiana Kubke (superfabs)
Naureen Nayyar (iamnora80)
Everyone can contribute a topic to discuss.
We will follow through the agenda and conduct a roundtable on each item.
Each person will be asked to comment unless they have nothing to add, to ensure everyone's views and ideas are heard.
1. Introductions - who is on the call and what is your interest in open science?
2. Ideas for open science projects in Asia-Pacific region
Open Science Census ( https://pad.okfn.org/p/OSCensus )
OKCon APAC and other regional events on open science
- e.g. Open Society Conference Wellington, New Zealand April 2014 http://www.opensourceopensociety.com/
- Regional OSTI or other training courses for open science
- More local groups in different countries
Growing the open science community
- Decentralising the Open Science Movement : Taking it to the grassroot
- Ambassadors program
- Collaborating with local organisations
- Moving with like-minded movements like Free Software Movement, Open Data, Open Access
- Hong Kong:
- OA is an easy first step as policies are even behind mainland China and that is the usual comparison
- Talking to gov and policy people about this
- Grassroots will be a challenge, it's a little lonely!
- APAC calls could link disparate groups e.g. open hardware and give opportunity to compare and contrast
- Open Science census would be a good project here (Taiwan is in the Open Data Index)
- OA is an easier target, a lot of university libraries are spending money on OA and trying to promote e.g (https://adage.lib.nthu.edu.tw/OA/ (sorry it in Chinese))
- Good to link groups together
- Gov are focusing on bridge the gap between industry and academics, the open science may not be their primary target.
- New Zealand:
- The NZ Government is evaluating the adoption/iuse of the open gov data
- There is an Open Society meeting in NZ in APril this year http://www.opensourceopensociety.com/
- n New Zealand we are working on embedding good practice for Reproducible, Open Collaborative Research into the tertiary curriculum - there may be some weight put behind this to deploy at national level
- In india, Free Software movement is emerging significantly, as India is creating lakhs of software engineers every year and also a great increase in IT Industry in india
- http://data.gov.in is an new initiative by govt. of india to promote outreach of using open data.
- Another initiative called 'Make in India' by Prime Minster of India is also been poplular...many open hardware startups are budding in india.
- But when it comes to science, its bit discouraging. A lots of pseudoscence is being circulated, as lots of religious/fundamental institutes are emerging
- Collaborating with local organisations and similar movements
- Open Access India (openaccessindia.org)
- Free Software Movement of India
- Wikimedia India
4. Next call