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From: European Public Sector Information (PSI) Platform<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM
Subject: Your thoughts on Scientific Information and a new European Open Data portal
“Your thoughts on Scientific Information and a new European Open Data portal
A short update from the ePSIplatform team our community members with some exciting news.
Scientific InformationAs you might have seen in the ePSIplatform news coverage, the European Commission has just opened up the online public consultation on Scientific Information. Scientific Information has so far been exempted from the PSI Directive and therefore exempted from the obligation to allow re-use.
The online consultation is your chance to voice your opinion! Do you think that scientific information should be Open, and accessible to all? Or do you think that science and scientists will be better off when their data is 'protected' data? Do you think we should distinguish between raw scientific data and scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals? Its is very important that the voice of the stakeholder community is herad in this debate so we encurage you to participüate and fill in the online public consultation!
You have the opportunity to fill out the online consultation already, but it will be open until September 9th, 2011. The consultation can be found here.
Open data portal
If you're more the entrepreneurial type, and less the academic, there is also an opportunity for you. The Commission has published a call for tenders for an Open Data Portal. The portal will hold information from the EC and european institutions and will be launched somewhere 2012. Every interested party is invited to submit a proposal through the procedure laid out in the call. Information on the call can be found here. We are very excited about this, as it clearly shows the intentions of the European Commission to become a provider of Open Data.