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Toward Data-Intensive Open Science: EU Open Access Envoy Jean-Claude Burgelman Reflects on the Open Science Movement

This article was originally published  on November 25, 2019 in Data & Policy, the peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges, by Andrew J. Zahuranec and Stefaan Verhulst Over his accomplished career, Jean-Claude Burgelman has served as a pioneer in identifying societal and technological trends that have the potential to transform […]

The GovLab and UNICEF Launch Responsible Data for Children (RD4C) Initiative

Thirty years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is now the most widely ratified treaty in the world. The world has achieved enormous progress in achieving the treaty’s goals, but new threats have emerged. Today’s children are quantified to an unprecedented degree. In our […]

Making Women and Girls Data Visible: The GovLab and Data2X Facilitate Event on Big Data and Gender

By Andrew J. Zahuranec, Michelle Winowatan, and Stefaan Verhulst Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly made achieving gender equality a Sustainable Development Goal, a global priority to achieve by 2030. Today, with only a decade remaining, the need for high-quality data to measure progress is more important than ever. The lack of gender-disaggregated […]

New Report: “Leveraging Private Data for Public Good”

By Andrew J. Zahuranec and Michelle Winowatan A new decade is on the horizon and, with it, an opportunity to revisit old practices and embrace new ones. For data-driven organizations looking for new ways to work more openly, effectively, and legitimately, much of this reflection has centered on data collaboration. Coined by The GovLab in […]

A Week of Open Data in Buenos Aires

Exciting events are happening in the world of open data. This week, the GovLab is in Buenos Aires for several surrounding the International Open Data Conference (IODC). These events will serve as a showcase for all the advances and innovations that the field has made. Third Open Data Research Symposium Activities kicked off on September 25th with the 3rd […]