The Open Knowledge Foundation has awarded a Panton Fellowship to Peter Kraker, a research assistant at Know-Center. He is the first scientist not based in England and the first Austrian to receive the prestigious fellowship.

The Panton Fellowships, funded this year by the Computer and Communications Industry, are awarded to scientists who actively promote Open Data and Open Science. Kraker’s proposal concerning open and transparent metrics for science, and a community-driven approach to establish open practices in Austria and beyond was selected as one of just three in a highly competitive process.

Panton Fellows hold their fellowship for one year and they receive a funding of £8,000 per annum. The fellowship enables Peter Kraker to promote Open Data and Open Science whilst continuing to work on his research projects at the Know-Center.