Open Data Champions launches
Today, we are launching the next iteration of the SPARC Europe Open Access Champion program with the debut of our Open Data Champions.
The aim of the program is to shine a light on individuals — “champions” — who are driving Open Data forward in the European academic community.
While support for Open Data continues to build at a policy level, it is the research community, senior administration and library community who are needed to bring about the cultural change necessary to embrace a new scholarly communication system.
Among the champions we are profiling are professors, senior and early career researchers, as well as administrators. Profiles of them, where they share in their own words what they are doing to influence colleagues and peers, can be found at: www.openscholarchampions.eu/opendata.