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Open Data @ MIT

Open Data @ MIT

As the capacity of the scholarly community to generate vast amounts of data has significantly increased, so has the need to share it and access it in a more open way.

Open data promote many core values, including increasing transparency and reproducibility of research findings, providing opportunities for reuse and aggregation to generate new insights, and increasing inclusion and justice of participation in the scientific process.


From left: Chris Bourg, Suyeol Yun, Raechel Walker, Matthew Groh, Djuna von Maydell, Maanas Sharma, Tom Pollard, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, Nergis Mavalvala, and Rebecca Saxe. Photo by Bryce Vickmark.

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural MIT Prize for Open Data!

Recipients were honored at the “Open Data @ MIT” event on October 28 in Hayden Library, featuring remarks from School of Science Dean Nergis Mavalvala and MIT Libraries Director Chris Bourg, award presentations, and short talks by the winners. Read more in MIT News.


Committee Co-Chairs

  • Chris Bourg, Director, MIT Libraries
  • Rebecca Saxe, Associate Dean of Science, School of Science (SoS)

Committee Members

  • Michael Bishop, School of Science Events Planner
  • Iain Cheeseman, Herman and Margaret Sokol Professor of Biology, SoS and Whitehead
  • Fotini Christia, Ford International Professor in the Social Sciences, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)
  • Katharine Dunn, Scholarly Communications Librarian, MIT Libraries
  • Satrajit Ghosh, McGovern Institute, SoS, and Director of Data Models and Integration, ReproNim
  • Nick Lindsay, Director of Journals and Open Access, MIT Press
  • Amy Nurnberger, Program Head, Data Management Services, MIT Libraries
  • Jack Payette, graduate student, Earth and Planetary Sciences, SoS
  • Dave Rand, Erwin H. Schell Professor and Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Sloan School of Management
  • Devavrat Shah, Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of EECS, School of Engineering and IDSS
  • Virginia Spanoudaki, Scientific Director, Preclinical Imaging and Testing facility, Koch Institute, SoS
  • Greg Wagner, Research Scientist, Earth and Planetary Sciences, SoS