The Open Science Working Group is part of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which promotes open knowledge in the digital age. We were founded in 2009 as the Working Group on Open Data in Science to promote the open availability of scientific data, and we do this by developing guidelines and tools for scientists and publishers to aid them sharing data. However, the interests of group members has expanded beyond open data to other aspects of open science, including open access and citizen science, so in 2012 we officially rebranded ourselves as the Open Science Working Group.
We are a diverse group of scientists, publishers, students and others with an interest in promoting open science, who volunteer their time and expertise to develop projects, advocate openness and foster a core community of supporters of open science.
For more information explore our website or contact the working group coordinator Jenny Molloy (firstname.lastname@example.org), see also:
Molloy JC (2011) The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better