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Updated: 2016-09-30T10:05:45-04:00


Parliamentary Committee Meeting permalinks


On the Parliament of Canada website links to committee meetings are usually given using document IDs. The problem is that if the meeting is amended (which happens often), they are creating a new document ID, and the previous document...

Job - CIO of NSERC and SSHRC


As Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) as well as its Departmental Security Officer (DSO), the CIO provides vision, strategies and leadership in the provision and transformation of Information...

NRC jobs - Chief, Federal Science Library


National Research Council Canada Ottawa, Ontario LS-5, bilingual imperative CBC closes August 22, 2016 This is a 2 year term position from the date of reporting. Apply at Working closely with library teams across seven departments and agencies, you...

IT, innovation, science and more - Gov of Canada 2016 consultations


Many Government of Canada consultations are underway. This post is updated as they close and new ones are announced. Innovation - unknown deadline including Global Science Excellence ideas Fundamental Science Review – closes September 30, 2016 Government of Canada [Information...

Open Science in Canada's 2016-2018 Open Government Plan


Following a consultation, the final version of Canada's 2016-2018 Open Government Plan for the Open Government Partnership has been released. This includes a commitment on open science, the second Canadian plan to have such a commitment. Commitment 14: Increase...

LIBER 2016 conference livestream


Livestream information direct link (requires Flash) login as guest The stream started on Wed June 29, 2016 at 13.00 local [Finland] time (EEST, +3 GMT) = 6am Eastern time and completed at 8am Eastern time. I have made...

meta: end of Technorati tags


Way back in 2006 Typepad added Technorati tagging to blog posts. I used this as a way to add tags that I didn't want to make full categories, most recently a lot of Twitter hashtags. However, Technorati was acquired by...

Innovation Strategy consultation in Canada


the Government of Canada will focus on six areas for action: promoting an entrepreneurial and creative society supporting global science excellence building world-leading clusters and partnerships growing companies and accelerating clean growth competing in a digital world improving ease of...

consultation on draft 2016-2018 Open Gov Action Plan for Canada


The Government has launched the final consultation phase on the 2016-2018 Open Government Action Plan, Canada's third plan for the international Open Government Partnership. You can provide feedback to the draft plan by commenting on the page or by...

Review of Canadian Federal Support for Fundamental Science


the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The review will assess the program machinery that is currently in place to support science and scientists in Canada. The scope of...

immediate open access as the default by 2020 - European Council


The European Council - Competitiveness Council met May 26-27, 2016 with a two hour discussion about open science on the 27th. Their conclusions on "The transition towards an Open Science system" (document 9526/16) have been published, of which particularly notable...

Open Science Cloud launched by European Commission


On April 19, 2016 the European Commission announced many initiatives under the umbrella of “Digitise Europe”. Some are related to open science. Under European Cloud Initiative As of 2016: creating a European Open Science Cloud 2017: opening up by default...

Open Government in Canada - 2016 consultations and Google Hangout


Minister Brison (President of the Treasury Board) will host a Google Hangout on Open Government, specifically on Canada's next national action plan for open government (as part of Canada's participation in the Open Government Partnership). Google Hangout Wednesday April 6,...

Data archiving and sharing - Le partage du savoir - Dominique Roche - Les années lumière


Canada's national French language public radio Radio-Canada has a science show, Les années lumière. Every episode has some standard segments, including Doc / Post-Doc, which is an interview with a doctoral or post-doctoral researcher. For February 21, 2016 the researcher...

Open Data Day Ottawa 2016


Open Data Ottawa is having a meetup for the 6th International Open Data Day Saturday March 5, 2016 1:30pm to 4:30pm register at

International Policy Ideas Challenge 2016 - Global Affairs Canada


Concept Global Affairs Canada is pleased to announce the inaugural International Policy Ideas Challenge, designed to identify concrete innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges by drawing on the network of talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in Canada. To...

Canada - Open Science 2014-2015 assessment for OGP/OGAP


Canada is a member of the international Open Government Partnership (OGP). Canada's second Open Government Action Plan (OGAP) 2014-2016, released November 2014, contains an Open Science commitment. The OGP requires yearly self-assessment and independent assessment reports. Both reports have now...

Ottawa Minecraft map


The City of Ottawa Open Data initiative has released a Minecraft map of the city geoOttaWOW: A Minecraft world of the City of Ottawa However you have to know a few things that aren't really explained: This is a really...

Evidence Check - UK Science and Technology Committee


The [UK] Science and Technology Committee invites views on the Government-provided evidence-check papers posted on this forum, in particular on the strength of the evidence and how well the Government’s approach reflects the evidence. 'Evidence check' web forum The areas...

Comment on Canada's Mid-term Self-assessment on Open Government Action Plan 2014-16


Canada is a member of the Open Government Partnership, and follows a two-year cycle running from July to June (2014-2016, 2016-2018 etc.) Included in the cycle is a mid-term assessment after the first year of the National Action Plan (NAP)...