Open Knowledge Foundation

To support adoption and use of a lightweight data packaging standard in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

  • Amount $749,624
  • City Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Investigator Paul Walsh
  • Year 2018
  • Program Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

In 2015, a Sloan Foundation grant to Open Knowledge led to the creation of the “frictionless data” standard, a set of protocols for packaging tabular datasets in uniform ways that could be used, if adopted widely enough, to greatly simply the logistics of exporting, transporting, and importing data. This grant funds efforts by Open Knowledge to broaden adoption of the frictionless data standard through outreach to scholarly organizations, data platforms, analysis tools, and specific research fields. Over the three-year grant period, Open Knowledge will use grant funds to conduct outreach and support activities, structured partly as high-touch field/context-specific pilots, and partly as broader outreach and engagement to the wider user community.

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