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Actualizing the Promise of a More Democratic Science: Three Challenges for Open Science

Editor Comments:  “What if I tell you that you can access all the information around the world, is this enough to generate a democratic and knowledge society? Probably not. The promise of Academia – Society interaction through citizen science is enough to generate a partnership of mutual benefit. Some of these ideas are discussed in this article” – […]

The Challenges to Inclusive, Open, and Smart Cities: Speed, Opacity, and Outsourcing

Nominated by Catherine McGoveran With over 50% of the human population now living in urban areas, it is no wonder that we are constantly re-moulding and re-imagining our cities. No longer is it enough to be a big metropolis. Cities must be connected, self-aware, intelligent entities; they must be smart. Read more: The Challenges to […]

Bridging the Data Divide One Resource at a Time

Editor Comments:  “If you are looking to offer community data training events, this article gathers many resources like training materials and lessons that are made to be re-purposed. When I was organizing some introductory lessons for student groups in my library I found some particularly useful materials in the catalog of training materials. These materials […]

Open Data/Open Minds

Editor Comments:  “I’m blown away by the creativity and potential impact of this project from NEXMAP.  It provides an exciting framework and tools to facilitate data and scientific literacy by supporting citizen driven investigations of and story telling about the issues that matter to a local community.” – Robin Champieux First of all, welcome! And […]

DataKind Bangalore’s Third DataDive: Charting Success in Social Good

Editor Comments:  “An account of how a data-for-good community in India, is harnessing pro-bono data scientists to work with several mission-driven non-profits to increase their data capacity. More than 120 data volunteers came together to help non-profits working in rural health care, primary education, national legal aids, human rights and renewable energy. DataKind Bangalore is […]