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Open Data Resources from the GovLab

March 4th, 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017 marks the 7th annual International Open Data Day — an event in which participants across the globe will “create local events that will use open data in their communities” with the idea of demonstrating its positive value. Over 322 events are currently planned across all 6 continents. This year’s event highlights four areas […]

Mapping open data governance models: Who makes decisions about government data and how?

February 16th, 2017

Different countries have different models to govern and administer their open data activities.Ana Brandusescu, Danny Lämmerhirt and Stefaan Verhulst call for a systematic and comparative investigation of the different governance models for open data policy and publication. (cross posted from Open Knowledge International Blog) The Challenge An important value proposition behind open data involves increased […]

Smarter Health: Boosting Analytical Capacity in Healthcare

February 9th, 2017

Report by Beth Noveck, Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young, Maria Hermosilla, Anirudh Dinesh  and Juliet McMurren: “Public institutions such as the National Health Service in England increasingly want—and are expected—to base their actions on nationally agreed standards rather than anecdote. The collection and analysis of data, when done responsibly and in a trusted manner, has the […]

SEEKING: Talented Communications Professional

February 2nd, 2017

  The Governance Lab (the GovLab) is excited to announce the search for a talented communications professional to play a central role in helping translate and make relevant the various activities of the GovLab to a diverse and broad audience of practitioners, policy makers, academics, and the general public. Based at the NYU Tandon School […]

Data Justice Network

February 2nd, 2017

Press Release: “The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has launched the Data Justice Network (datajustice.us).  The website fosters peer-to-peer learning among criminal justice practitioners and policymakers and helps officials get fast and comprehensive answers to their questions about how to make better use of data to reduce incarceration and […]

The GovLab Selected Readings on Algorithmic Scrutiny

February 1st, 2017

By Prianka Srinivasan, Andrew Young and Stefaan Verhulst As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition, we explore […]

How Companies are using Open Data to Innovate and Grow in Canada: OD 150 Canada now live

January 25th, 2017

In order to demonstrate the value of open data as an asset for economic growth and job creation, the GovLab launched a platform and global network of countries tracking the impact of opening their data on entrepreneurship: opendata500.com. The project gets beyond the usual discussion of the supply side, namely “how many data sets have been […]

Launching DataCollaboratives.org –  A New Resource on Creating Public Value by Exchanging Data

January 17th, 2017

See Press Release Recent years have seen exponential growth in the amount of data being generated and stored around the world. There is increasing recognition that this data can play a key role in solving some of the most difficult public problems we face. However, much of the potentially useful data is currently privately held and […]

Compilation of Predictions for 2017

January 4th, 2017

Curated by Robert Montano, Prianka Srinivasan, Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew Young It’s the season of predictions. As we usher in the new year, what will 2017 or 2070 be like? In our on-going attempt to identify the signal in the noise, we reviewed many annual forecasts and selected some of the most relevant to governance innovation. […]

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