Tag Archives: Data Analysis

Getting youth excited about data

At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful. After each 2-week program, both students and parents reported that we were able to build […]

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John Wilbanks: Improving informed consent through design to advance science

Whenever you go to a doctor’s office in the United States you are asked to fill in a form and give your consent to the medical treatment that you need. Informed consent is the “process by which the treating health care provider discloses appropriate information to a competent patient so that the patient may make […]

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GovLab Editorial Board Meeting Links, 7/23/13

Health Insurer’s App Helps Users Track Themselves – MIT Technology Review: “CarePass can integrate data from wearable tracking devices like Fitbit or Jawbone’s UP, as well as apps like MapMyRun; it can take into account doctor visits, prescriptions, and blood pressure or cholesterol records. It will also point users to trustworthy symptom and diagnosis information through iTriage, software that […]

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The past, present and future of a data-driven and socially networked world

A few pointers to the past, present and future of a data-driven and socially networked world…from today’s New York Times Sunday Review: The Past: Tom Standage on Social Networking in the 1600s and the lessons we can learn for current debates: “SOCIAL networks stand accused of being enemies of productivity. According to one popular (if […]

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A new vocabulary for the 21st Century: Socialstructing

Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), recently released her new book entitled The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World. According to the IFTF website, the book “offers an inspiring portrayal of how new technologies are giving individuals so much power to connect and share resources that networks […]

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Data-Crunched Democracy: Data-Driven Campaigning’s Lessons for Re-Imagining Governance

On Friday May 31st, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania hosted Daniel Kreiss and Joseph Turow’s Data-Crunched Democracy Conference on the growing use of data analysis and voter modeling to inform campaigning. The conference brought together practitioners, journalists and academics interested in this burgeoning but still under-examined field. Rasmus Kleis Nielson, […]

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GovLab Network Member Joel Gurin launched today a new website: OpenDataNow.com. According to Joel: “Open Data is accessible public data we can use to launch new ventures, analyze trends, make data-driven decisions, and solve complex problems. I’ve been fortunate to see the Open Data movement grow through my work as Executive Vice President of Consumer […]

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IRS: Turn over a new leaf, Open up Data

Beth Simone Noveck and Stefaan Verhulst in Forbes: “The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the IRS, is to repair the agency’s tarnished reputation and achieve greater efficacy and fairness in IRS investigations. Mr. Werfel can show true leadership by restructuring how the IRS handles its tax-exempt enforcement processes. One of […]

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…how innovations in science and technology change the way we work together to enhance our well-being.

By Beth Noveck, GovLab

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