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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  We are very excited to announce that we are a media partner for the Open Data Institute‘s (ODI) Summit this year in London.     The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates…

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The Social Sector Needs Scientific Method

  In ‘Why the Social Sector Needs Scientific Method’, first published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Caroline Fiennes examines how the scientific method can help to safeguard individuals working in development and philanthropy.   In her piece, Fiennes takes a look at three papers that raise important questions about…

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Your guide to the key EU-US data-sharing pact

  After days of negotiation, the US and European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, known as the “Privacy Shield,” to better protect and continue to allow the transfer of personal data between the US and EU countries. This new agreement also grants Europeans the ability to seek legal action…

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Announcing the Digital Impact World Tour

Digital data offers a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact – data transforms how we operate, interact and serve constituents. At the same time, poorly-managed data can cause great harm. Civil society’s rising dependence on digital data and infrastructure has raised new ethical and governance challenges,…

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Open Data Can Ensure That Clean, Safe Water Flows to All

  One way The Water Project, and other organisations in the water sector, aim to ensure reliable access to water over time is through ongoing monitoring. In order to realise their commitments and ambitions, significant investments have been made in technologies like mWater, a mobile-monitoring-system accessible from a smart phone,…

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Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service

  ‘Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service’ was first published on Medium. The article outlines the release of the Digital Analytics Dashboard on March 19 by the US Digital Service.   The Dashboard allows the public to see how many users are on a Federal Government website, the devices…

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  The Open Data Institute Summit this year brought together over 700 data enthusiasts for this year’s theme of Generation Open: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace network thinking. Over the course of the day, attendees explored the past, present and future of open data,…

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Podcast: Data Conversation with Rachel Rank

360Giving: Data Conversation with Rachel Rank Drawing on the work and mission of 360Giving, Chief Executive Rachel Rank talks about data infrastructure, the process of building and testing a data standard, and how centralizing and sharing data can foster new ideas, insights, and impact. “We’re not just a transparency initiative.…

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