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How might open data contribute to good governance?

Below is the pre-print full text of an article of mine forthcoming in the 2012/13 edition of the Commonwealth Governance Handbook. You can find a PDF copy over here. How might open data contribute to good governance? Access to information is increasingly recognised as a fundamental component of good governance. Citizens need access to information […]

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 […]

Web Science Poster #rswebsci

The following poster (also available on the report pages – please link there if referencing) was presented at the ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’ satellite meeting at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, 29th September 2010 and summarises some elements of the study. Click the image to access a full-size version on Flickr, or find a PDF copy […]

It’s not just about machine readable

One of the approaches I’ve been using in trying to analyse the 50 or so different cases of open data use I’ve collected in this study is to divide up the different processes of data use. I started with a simple schematic, and building on the theoretical reading I’ve been doing around data and information, […]

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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