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The GovLab Academy’s new course can help you solve problems that matter.

Are you passionate about civic tech? Are you… Working in government with an innovative project you want to bring to life? An independent social innovator who wants to expand your toolkit for real-world change? Someone with an important idea for tackling a social problem but who needs to develop the key skills to take your […]

Why Diversity in Tech Matters- ‘People solve problems that they see’- EdBoard

The GovLab Editorial Board Meetings (“EdBoard”) showcase news and events that encourage thought and discussion about The GovLab’s work. EdBoard is a twice-weekly opportunity for The GovLab team to reflect on how approaches and technologies could help solve problems differently with an eye toward ensuring our work creates real-world impacts. More than anything, EdBoard is […]

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Open Data 500 & White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Host Open Data Roundtable

Today in Washington, DC, The Governance Lab’s Open Data 500 team and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with the US Department of Commerce, convene business, nonprofit and federal government leaders for an all-day Open Data 500 Roundtable discussion. The event builds on the Open Data 500 study (, designed to help  government […]

Alan Kantrow – Training Game Changers for the 21st Century: Lessons from the Field

For most non-elite students, the higher education system in the United States is fundamentally broken. Tuition and enrollment costs continue to soar. Many aren’t learning relevant skills to be successful in the workforce and are struggling to find long-term, full-time employment after graduation. There is an ever-widening socioeconomic gap as upward mobility is becoming increasingly […]

The GovLab Presents on the Promise of Open Health Data at NHS Health Expo 2014

On March 4th,  The GovLab’s Chief of Research and Development Stefaan Verhulst presented on the promise of open data for health and care at the Health and Care Innovation Expo, a conference hosted by the National Health Service (NHS) in Manchester, England. Verhulst outlined how open data is currently being leveraged within the healthcare sector to improve overall care, […]

A Snapshot of The GovLab Wiki: Concepts and Case Studies in Citizen Participation

As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance, the GovLab Wiki provides a collaborative repository of information and research at the nexus of technology, governance and citizenship. Every two weeks, The GovLab Blog will publish a snapshot of recent additions posted to the wiki. The following is a summary […]