For almost a year now, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research has been opening its public data on the first ministerial open data platform. It has partnered with OpenDataSoft to enhance its ambitious public open data program. OpenDataSoft …

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There are a few days left to submit abstracts for the 2015 Open Data Research Symposium due to take place alongside 3rd International Open Government Data Conference in Ottawa, on May 27th 2015. Registration is also now open for participants …

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My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister for Intellectual Property (Baroness Neville-Rolfe) will today make the following statement. The European Competitiveness Council will take place on Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 3rd …

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Competitiveness Council (pre-Council statement) (23 Feb 2015) Read more »

In the past ‘research’ was sometimes seen as a dirty word in the development sector, with the belief that any amount of money raised should be spent directly on practical aid projects. The issue with this, of course, is that some …

Research – a dirty word in development circles? Read more »

[Summary: adding to the network of discussion around open data measurement] Earlier this week the 2nd Edition of the Open Data Barometer launched: a project I’ve worked on over the last two years, helping design the original framework of indicators, …

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  British Isles Euler diagram [CC0 by TWCarlson, via Wikipedia] I’m posing the question because it looks like a reality we may all be dealing with very soon. My preference would be for Scotland to vote no to leaving the …

What would an independent Scotland mean for UK open data? Read more »

Security and research information is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons, not least the transparency agenda and the desire, quite rightly, to be as open as possible about data relating to the conditions and outcomes of …

Open Data is here so how do we do it securely? Read more »

Are researchers’ dogs eating a lot of their homework? Well, yesterday afternoon at the quadrennial medical editors’ scientific meeting in Chicago, we found out they kinda are. Timothy Vines and colleagues did a study on how the reproducibility of data …

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