Open Data Strategies
The Global Biodata Coalition (GBC) Working Group on Open Data Strategies brings together representatives from GBC Member and Observer organisations to consider ways that funders could cooperate to enhance implementation of their policies to support open research data. A core focus is to consider the implications of these policies for biodata resources, whose long-term funding and sustainability are crucial to the long-term preservation, discovery and reusability of research data and who as a result play a pivotal role in the delivery of these policies.
Consultation now open!
Consultation deadline now extended
The Consultation Paper developed by the Open Data Strategies Working Group is now open for community feedback. We welcome inputs and ideas from all those with an interest in funding and sustainability of data infrastructure, both organizations and individuals. Please note the important disclaimer below.
The consultation is now open until 23:59 GMT on Monday 22 January 2024.
The Consultation Paper is available to read and download via the GBC Zenodo channel: Read the Consultation Paper.
Please feedback your views using the Google Form here. Feedback your views.
● To maximise the value of biodata globally, and support and strengthen biodata resources.
Based on the feedback received, the GBC plans to develop a White Paper for publication in 2024 which details how GBC will work with its partner funders and other groups active in the open data landscape to help coordinate implementation of open data mandates.
Working Group Members
Warwick Anderson (Chair)
Chair of GBC Board of Funders
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) — MRC
US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
US National Science Foundation (NSF)
GBC Secretariat: Guy Cochrane, Chuck Cook, Rachel Drysdale, David Carr