Let’s talk about open data! (Cambridge)
Open data is data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose.
More and more donors require that research data is made openly available with as few restrictions as possible.
What can we learn from making data available and can we improve collaboration and reputation by doing so?
Open data should not be an afterthought, learning how to use and manipulate data is an increasingly important skill. This is especially so in civil society, where the ability to find, clean, interpret and analyse data will play an increasingly important role in influencing the public debate. On Tuesday, Jan 16th Jo Barratt and Katelyn Rogers from Open Knowledge International will give a presentation on the history and benefits of open data. They will focus on how open data is being used to benefit civil society as well as how civil society organisations themselves can start to publish data as open data.
Come and join us on Tuesday 16th January 12:30-1:30 Weston Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building