Open Environmental Data Project (OEDP) and partners awarded $1.5mm by NSF for SEEKCommons to support Open Science, Environmental Justice Research and Climate Change Mitigation Networks

Natalie Meyers of Notre Dame’s Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society commented “NSF’s funding for FAIR Research Coordination Networks(RCNs) like SEEKCommons and its emphasis on the FAIR guiding principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) affords us a unique opportunity to advance the adoption of FAIR in the socio-environmental research community. I am pleased to coordinate the Open Science domain activity of this RCN during a time of tremendous appetite for the advantages of FAIR in the way we handle and share research data to advance trans-disciplinary research. The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance are a necessary pairing to our open science approach. These principles are people and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing Indigenous innovation and self-determination. CARE complements the FAIR principles in our RCN centering people and purpose in our advocacy and project pursuits.” Luis Felipe Murillo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of Notre Dame, added, “We want to study practices of commoning in socio-environmental research in order to better support them.”

Katie Hoeberling of OEDP shared, “We’re excited to support researchers in using open science approaches to build stronger connections to communities impacted by and contributing to their work, as well as to consider and orient their research toward equitable policy outcomes. The SEEKCommons network will be prepared to truly co-create research with meaningfully actionable data and information, and to build relationships to ensure this data is applied in ways that create real change. We’re also excited to explore how we might rethink conventional models for training and pedagogy. Our curricular offerings will center community perspectives and priorities, and support dialogue and multi-directional knowledge sharing.”

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Building environmental hardware interoperability while changing the way data is shared, verified & used. Learn more at openenvironmentaldata.org