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

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 […]

People-Driven Governance: Spain’s Podemos Party

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

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 […]

Intellibins LLC Announces Launch of Private Beta Mobile App

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

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

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 […]

How the Public Views Open Government Initiatives

By Lee Rainie, Director Internet, Science, and Technology Research, Pew Research Center Cross-posted from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance Blog Government reformers and advocates believe that two contemporary phenomena hold the potential to change how people engage with governments at all levels and how they are served by public agencies. The first is data. […]