Working Groups

Working Groups are domain-specific groups that focus on discussion and activity around a given area of open knowledge. They provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to gather online (and sometimes in person) to hack, discuss, lobby, promote and explore particular areas of open knowledge and data.

To get involved please find the group you are interested in below and click through to join their mailing list. If you have a question or want to propose a new working group then please refer to the Wiki .

Lobbying Transparency

Lobbying Transparency

Open Knowledge and the Sunlight Foundation are teaming up to convene a new global group on lobbying transparency.

Open Access

Open Access

This group is dedicated to the promotion of “Open Access” as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Open Bibliography

Open Bibliography

A group to provide information, documentation and solutions around Open Bibliographic Data

Open Definition

Open Definition

A community that is dedicated to promote, discuss, and further develop the Open Definition.

Open Design & Hardware

Open Design & Hardware

A community of designers and makers interested in implementing openness in design and hardware

Open Development

Open Development

Central point of reference and support for people who are interested in open knowledge in development.

Open Economics

Open Economics

Identify standards and best practice for open economic data, and a hub for projects and discussion.

Open Education

Open Education

Binds together people to promote open data, open educational resources (OER) and open educational practises.

OpenGLAM

OpenGLAM

Promotes open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums.

Open Government Data

Open Government Data

This group is for everyone interested in Open Government Data and a hub for the global community

Open Humanities

Open Humanities

Discussing and implementing openness in humanities research and reporting on open projects and resources.

Open Linguistics

Open Linguistics

Promote the idea and definition of open data in Linguistics and in relation to language data.

Open Product Data

Open Product Data

Building the world's largest product database & empowering consumers to make informed decisions.

Open Science

Open Science

The open science community builds tools, apps, datasets and guidelines to promote all aspects of open science.

OpenSpending

OpenSpending

Central point of reference and support for people who are interested in open spending data.

Open Transport

Open Transport

Central point of reference and support for people who are interested in open transport data.

Personal Data and Privacy

Personal Data and Privacy

Dedicated to exploring the intersection of open data, my data and privacy.

Public Domain

Public Domain

A community interested in exploring and facilitating the use and reuse of public domain works.