Dec 27, 2013

Kickstarting the OKF Open Science group for Italy

By Openscience CC0, via Flickr

I received the honors (and the responsibilities) to kickstart the Italian chapter for the Open Knowledge Foundation Open science working group. I am so happy that I have not been alone since the beginning. Together with two OKF Italia founding members (my old friend Maurizio Napolitano and Francesca de Chiara) and two first open scientist to join (Alessandro Sarretta and Angelo Varlotta), I aim to kickstart a long-lasting fruitful working group to bring a much needed open science in Italy. For this reason, i will sometimes post in Italian, using the italiano tag.

Please see the Open science Italia website http://openscience.it and the mailing list [open-science-it], both hosted at OKF servers.

Wish all of us good luck!

What we really need now is to get people on board. Please spread the links around as much as you can. Talk about them on the social media channels, post them on your blog, and spread them in your university.

We need people. We need you.

Featured image credits: By Openscience CC0, via Flickr

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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