The Open Science Working Group Needs You!

December 19, 2013 in Announcements, Meetings, Members


The Open Science Working Group has had a great year, growing to over 630 members (!) on the mailing list and we now have local groups or representation in:

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • UK (Oxford, London, Cambridge)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • France
  • Brazil
  • US

Which is fantastic, but we’d love to expand further! If you would like to be an open science ambassador for your region/country/city/university then get in touch with

To help us keep track of all these activities and make sure we’re being as effective as possible at providing a space for discussions and collaboration around open science, it would be great to hear from anyone who would like to be more involved in managing the working group.

You also might get to hang out with Chuff and this #animalgarden friends.

You also might get to hang out with Chuff and this #animalgarden friends.

We would like to put together a group of community organisers to contribute to a variety of roles. There can be a name for this group but we haven’t settled on one yet – suggestions welcome.The time commitment will be flexible and relatively low, roles and tasks might include:

  • Organising working group meetings
  • Planning open science events at OKFest 2014
  • Documenting events and updates from the working group
  • Coordinating specific projects or documents
  • Blog Editing
  • Tech/Dev Liaison
  • Event Organisation
  • Designing publicity materials and logos etc.

Do get in touch if any of this sounds of interest even if you are only able to contribute a small amount of time – we’d love to hear from you! Tweet us on @okfnscience or email

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  4. Daniel Graziotin says:

    Now there is a local group for Italy as well. Please see Open Science Italia. Thank you OKFN for the support!

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