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Building Skills – and Careers – in Open Data

July 2nd, 2015

A core part of the GovLab’s mission is to help build both awareness and mastery of the skills needed to drive governance innovation on issues that touch people’s lives. We are, therefore, most pleased to announce the launch on 6 July in Washington, DC, of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp […]

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari on the Open Source Drug Discovery project

July 1st, 2015

Written by Beth Noveck and Irene Tello Arista (Here is a link to the transcript of the talk) In India and around the world, thousands of primarily poor people die every day from tuberculosis. There has been no new TB treatment developed in forty years and resistance to existing drugs is increasing. Because TB disproportionately […]

Help Us Map the Frontiers of Internet Governance

July 1st, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the NETmundial Solutions Map is now open for anyone to add content! Like Open Street Map and Wikipedia, the Map is a crowdsourced initiative — in this case, one that provides a comprehensive platform of ever-refreshed, curated information about global actors, solutions, and resources that is built by the […]

People-Driven Governance: Spain’s Podemos Party

June 25th, 2015

In June 2014, The GovLab hosted two online sessions focused on “crowdlaw” (i.e. collaboratively developed and drafted legislation, regulation, and constitutions). The sessions were designed to create a dialogue among global practitioners from Iceland, Argentina, and elsewhere around establishing best practices for crowdlaw. (In case you missed the sessions, you can watch the full videos […]

Legisletters: A Hub for Congressional Correspondence

June 24th, 2015

By Daniel Schuman, cross-posted from Congressional Data Coalition This week GovLab beta launched a new tool, Legisletters, which automatically gathers congressional correspondence with agencies and publishes it in a searchable, user-friendly interface. The project is the brainchild of Travis Moore and Andrew Miller, with some advice from me, and was magnificently developed by John Krauss at GovLab. Members of Congress […]

Behind the Scenes: The #RedHeartHacker Discusses the GovLab Academy

June 23rd, 2015

By: Joel Natividad Having been in the Open Data space since 2011, the civictech company I co-founded – Ontodia, have been through a lot of ups and downs. And we’ve learned a lot of things the hard way – first and foremost, that ironically, technology is the last thing being considered when it comes to […]

Intellibins LLC Announces Launch of Private Beta Mobile App

June 19th, 2015

A mobile app designed to revolutionize public recycling by providing users with step-by-step navigation NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – June 18, 2015 – Intellibins LLC, a New York City based start-up, announces the private beta release of Intellibins™, available on the iOS and Android market. The Intellibins app is an easy-to-use, location-based mobile app giving […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 80

June 19th, 2015

This is our 80th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Highlights: The fallout from the United States Office of Personnel Management data breach continued this week, with the revelation that the original hack took place a full year ago. Russian lawmakers […]

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New Project: Open Data Impact Studies

June 10th, 2015

Finding out how open data is making a difference around the world The GovLab is pleased to announce the launch of a new project –  Open Data Impact Studies – a series of international case studies sponsored by Omidyar Network and to be developed this summer. These impact studies are designed to help us better understand […]

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