2012

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Ten building blocks of an open data initiative

Ten building blocks of an open data initiative

This is the second in a short series of research notes that aim to draw out practical points from my current PhD explorations of the impacts of open data on inclusive governance. This one draws on a piece I’m working on about taking a broad reading of what it means to have an open data […]

Announcing ‘emerging impacts of open data in developing countries’ call for proposals

Announcing ‘emerging impacts of open data in developing countries’ call for proposals

This is a quick post to point to the call for proposals just issued over on the www.opendataresearch.org site for developing country led research into the emerging impacts of open data in developing countries by Web Foundation and the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). I’m rather excited that I’ll be working as research co-ordinator on […]

Developing research plans for a critical development perspective on open data

Developing research plans for a critical development perspective on open data

Cross posted from the Open Data Research blog. Add any comments over there>>>. Building on the outcomes from the ‘Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data’ workshop held in Brasilia in April, and interactions with Jose Manuel Alonso (Web Foundation) and Fernando Perini (IDRC), I’ve been sketching out some initial ideas for a […]

Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data – Brasilia Workshop Report

Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data – Brasilia Workshop Report

Around a month back I took part in a workshop in Brasilia organised by IDRC, the Web Foundation and the Berkman Centre  ahead of the Open Government Partnership meeting titled ‘Fostering a Critical Development Perspective on Open Government Data’. It was a really productive day of discussions, exploring potential research issues, and research strategies to look […]

Open data: embracing the tough questions

Two open data related publications I’ve been working on have made it to the web in the last few days. Having spent a lot of the last few years working to support organisations to explore the possibilities of open data, these feel like they represent a more critical strand of exploring OGD, trying to embrace […]

Untangling the open data debate: definitions and implications

I’m exploring creating a series of short notes based on my current PhD research into open data as tools to support wider dialogue around data policy and practice. Here’s a draft of the first one, trying to set out some clear categories for understanding debates over data. It’s also available as a two-page PDF here. […]

Open Data: Construction and Critiques (notes for guest lecture)

Below are the slides, links and further reading for a lecture given 21st Feb as part of the Digital Media Futures course at LSE taking a critical look at the open government data landscape. I’ll add to these after the class if any other links or relevant papers come up. Class participants: your (critical) feedback is […]

Open Data in Developing Countries


The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy

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