When someone used to talk about “data for good”, chances are they were wondering whether the open data stream they relied on was still going to be available in the future. Similarly, “good with data” meant that experienced data scientists were being sought for a deeply technical project. Both interpretations reflect a state of being rather than of doing: data being around for good; people being good with data.
Important though these considerations are, they miss what should be an obvious and more profound alternative.
Machine-readable extracts of the EU's Tenders Electronic Daily journal.
The project aims to answer such questions as: Who are the biggest suppliers to a local government? What goods and servies are the public bodies in a particular country purchasing? Are anti-corruption procedures being followed correctly?
Hi all, I'm currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a research project. The project is looking at how different kinds of visualisations and visual elements are used to narrate public finances - whether by journalists, civil society organisations or public sector bodies. Once we have collected a decent corpus of examples, we will do a bit of analysis. In the medium term I hope this will become a useful reference for those interested in using data visualisation for advo...
CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
Open Knowledge today announced plans to develop Open Trials, an open, online database of information about the world’s clinical research trials funded by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The project, which is designed to increase transparency and improve access to research, will be directed by Dr. Ben Goldacre, an internationally known leader on clinical transparency.
The toolkit, developed by EIFL, provides a number of tested and proven guides for organizing training events.
It is useful for a variety of audiences, including:
training sessions for academic staff (researchers) and students;training sessions for institutions (research administrator and librarians);training sessions for research project managers andtraining sessions for policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies.
The toolkit also summarizes good practice experiences in hosting FOSTER training sessions for different stakeholders and provides recommendations for those who would like to organize similar training events.
Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. [Update: Google have now officially announced that Google Earth Pro is free. ] We …
Research Networking ( RN) is about using web-based tools to discover and use research and scholarly information about people and resources. Research Networking tools (RN tools) serve as knowledge management systems for the research enterprise.
The first beta version of SpenDB features a small set of well-designed features for data import and analysis. Now the platform is ready to be adopted by anyone interested in exploring financial data, from budgets to procurement.
Hello all, I am happy to announce that today we are starting a new phase in the Global Open Data Index - public consultation! In the next 10 days you will have the opportunity to advise us which datasets we should add to this year's Global OD Index. You opinion and collaborative effort can help to determine which topics and themes we want to promote beyond the baseline we have now. There are two ways to contribute to the consultation: Answer the Wiki survey - The platform is simple, just ...
Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.
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