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Smarter Crowdsourcing for Zika

August 17th, 2016

According to the World Health Organization, vectors, those living organisms that transmit diseases between humans or from animals to humans, such as mosquitos, account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 1 million deaths annually. Although than 2.5 billion people in over 100 countries are at risk of contracting Dengue alone, […]

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Registration Open: Open Data Research Symposium 2016

August 17th, 2016

REGISTER NOW On October 5th, researchers from around the world will gather in Madrid, Spain for the 2nd annual Open Data Research Symposium (ODRS). Registration for this year’s ODRS is now open. A pre-event for this year’s International Open Data Conference (IODC), ODRS will provide an opportunity to reflect critically on the findings of their completed research and […]


August 5th, 2016

(Reposted from NYU Tandon School of Engineering’ Blog) Tandon’s Governance Lab partners with the United States Department of Agriculture to teach kids data science skills by doing projects to benefit Agriculture, Food Safety, and More For the second summer in a row, the Governance Lab, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), mounted […]

The GovLab Selected Readings on Open Data for Developing Economies

August 1st, 2016

By Andrew Young, Stefaan Verhulst, and Juliet McMurren This edition of the GovLab Selected Readings was developed as part of the Open Data for Developing Economies research project (in collaboration with WebFoundation, USAID and fhi360). Special thanks to Maurice McNaughton, Francois van Schalkwyk, Fernando Perini, Michael Canares and David Opoku for their input on an early draft. Please contact […]

Strategies for Responsible Data Sharing between Administrative Agencies – A Presentation to the Arnold Foundation Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program

July 25th, 2016

The goal of the Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program, supported by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and organized by The GovLab, is to support the work of public entrepreneurs trying to improve people’s lives. The twenty teams and individuals participating are among those who are fighting to improve the […]

Data Driven Criminal Justice Projects Coaching Program: Online Mentoring to Support Public Interest Entrepreneurs

July 22nd, 2016

Repost from Jun 13, 2016 With a dramatic rise in the numbers in prison, there is bipartisan support – and a major White House push — for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making our criminal justice system fairer. A key tool in the movement for criminal justice reform is the ability to use data […]

We Want to Hear from You: What Is the Value of Open Data for Developing Economies?

July 18th, 2016

Recent years have witnessed considerable speculation about the potential of open data to bring about wide-scale transformation. The bulk of existing evidence about the impact of open data, however, focuses on high-income countries. Much less is known about open data’s role and value in low- and middle-income countries, and more generally about its possible contributions […]

Just released: Mapping and Comparing Responsible Data Approaches

July 6th, 2016

Recent years have witnessed something of a sea-change in the way humanitarian organizations consider and use data. Growing awareness of the potential of data has led to new enthusiasm and new, innovative applications that seek to respond to and mitigate crises in fresh ways. At the same time, it has become apparent that the potential […]

White House launches Data-Driven Justice Initiative in partnership with NYU’s The GovLab

June 30th, 2016

Reposted from NYU Tandon School of Engineering The School’s GovLab Is Helping Stakeholders Address Recidivism, Bail, Juveniles, and More With more than 2 million people incarcerated in the nation’s prisons – a marked increase over previous decades – there is bipartisan support for improving public safety while reducing incarceration and making the criminal justice system […]

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