Governments, civil society organisations and companies across the world are actively engaging with open data: publishing and using datasets to promote innovation, development and democratic change.
The Open Data Research network has been established to connect researchers from across the world working to explore the implementation and impact of open data initiatives. It is a joint project of IDRC and the Web Foundation, and is seeking to develop wider partnerships over the coming year.
The network currently hosts the 'Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Development Countries (ODDC)' programme.
The draft ten-point checklist for assessing open datasets, proposed for use as a shared research tool in the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project, has been generating some in depth discussions (the draft is online for anyone to comment on).
The first full network meeting of the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project took place this week, bringing together researchers exploring open data in 17 different case studies across 14 countries, and a wide range of issue areas.
The first full network meeting of the Open Data in Developing Countries project is taking place in London at the end of April, when the 17 case study partners will be coming together to share updates on their research so far, and to start identifying cross-cutting issues that link their different research work.
Welcome to the new Open Data Research Network website. This site is being developed to act as a hub of information about the network, and the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries research project.