What do you think of when you think of “big data”? For many, it’s a nebulous term that invokes images of huge server farms humming away. Or perhaps you think of receiving some kind of personalized advertisement from a retailer. …

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‘Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Towards transversal skills and global citizenship‘ is one of the research articles featured in the ICDE Prizes for Innovation and Best Practice journal 2015. The paper, authored by Javiera Atenas, Leo Havemann, and Ernesto Priego, offers …

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It’s hard to dispute that research is changing, with the likes of open innovation and citizen science allowing a much greater pool of talent to participate in an activity that was traditionally the preserve of the few. This shift has …

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Alan Freihof Tygel and Maria Luiza Machado Campo at the Journal of Community Informatics: “Since the year 2009, the release of public government data in open formats has been configured as one of the main actions taken by national states in …

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Data needs to be an open book if science is to be made more reliable. Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr, CC BY-SA It was 1986, and the American space agency, NASA, was reeling from the loss of seven lives. The space shuttle Challenger …

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Good news for Open Access Week. GODAN partners CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) have completed migration of the CTA Virtual Resource Center, Anancy, to CGSpace. The platform which provides …

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François van Schalkwyk, Michelle Willmers & Maurice McNaughton in Journal: “Information Technology for Development”: “Open data have the potential to improve the governance of universities as public institutions. In addition, open data are likely to increase the quality, efficacy and efficiency of the …

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By digitising and releasing its collection of 80 million specimens for anyone to access, NHM engages people around the world to discover, analyse and even 3D print them In the run up to the ODI Summit on 3 November, we …

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This article aims to describe the experience of the course “Open Data and Social Movements”, conceived as a tool for research on open data engagement. While it focuses on training activists to understand and use open data, it enables observation …

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