Open data a key talking point during International Open Access week at ANU

23 October 2015

To celebrate International Open Access Week 2015, The Australian National University brought together speakers and visitors from across the University and Canberra communities to discuss the importance of open data.

The notion of open data has been around for some years, but is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped.

The two speakers, Dr Dan Andrews, Bioinformatics Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research and Dr Julia Miller, Senior Data Manager, Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre for Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, delivered important insights into the complex nature of genomic and language data, the importance of considering the role of researchers in curating rather than owning data, and the challenges of working towards national and international alliances to make data open.

Both presenters delivered stimulating presentations which are available in the past presentations section.

If you would like more information on open data, or have data you would like to make open, please email repository staff or call them on (02) 6125 9729.

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