Open Data

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Franklin Award Nominees Announced, Judging Open

Press Release | Bioinformatics.org | March 5, 2013

Bioinformatics.org has released the five finalists for the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. Voting is open until Sunday, March 10. Read More »

How Data And Communities Are Changing Health Care

Mike O'Neill | Open Source Delivers | August 21, 2012

The open source model is tremendously powerful, and it’s something VA understood when it created VistA. The next chapter will see the user-driven super community, OSEHRA, powered by data and the OSS ethos, helping to transform how VA delivers care.

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Indian Government Launches Data.Gov.In

Anupam Saxena | Media4Nama | September 4, 2012

...looks like the Indian government has finally launched data.gov.in in open beta. The site allows the Government of India Ministries/ Departments and their organizations to publish data-sets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use, in order to make government functions more transparent. Read More »

White House Officials: To Manage the Government, Open Its Data

Jack Corrigan | Next Gov | September 26, 2017

White House officials see standardizing federal data as a crucial step to making government more effective and efficient. Opening that data to the public could also spur economic growth, they said. “Open data is not just a transparency exercise,” said acting Federal Chief Information Officer Margie Graves. “It really is integral to the management of government itself. Everybody recognizes that this is the platform on which we have to build our house”...

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#scholarAfrica – Consolidating The African Open Agenda

Michelle Willmers | University World News | August 22, 2014

Open Access has officially gone mainstream. It is now embraced by governments, funders and researchers, and is widely acknowledged as an enabler of knowledge societies...

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'Baddest' Innovation Fellow Goes To GitHub

Frank Konkel | FCW | March 7, 2013

He’s been called the "baddest of the badass innovators" by federal CTO Todd Park, and after a successful six months as a Presidential Innovation fellow, Ben Balter is taking a job with the open software collaboration platform GitHub. Read More »

'Open Data' & Healthcare

Even as the Open Data and Open Access movements gain momentum, there are still many organizations fighting to reverse the process, e.g. for-profit publishing houses and certain not-for-profit education and research organizations that depend on fees charged to access the data to fund their operations. 

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'Open Data' and the Health System Measurement Project

Press Release | WSJ Market Wtch | May 15, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched of the Health System Measurement Project, an extensive performance dashboard that provides data on about 50 U.S. health system measures, in an accessible, data-driven interactive experience. The breakthrough site, which is powered by the Socrata Data Experience Cloud, is publicly available at HealthMeasures.aspe.hhs.gov. Read More »

'Open Data' Business Models & Strategies in Healthcare

The U.S., U.K., Kenya, India, France, G8 Nations…  Everyone seems to be catching 'Open Data' Fever!  Companies across the U.S. and around the world are all starting to figure out business models and strategies that will allow them to cash in on the 'open data' movement. Read More »

'Open Data' is better than 'Big Data'

Bob. T. Alo | Midsize Insider | September 11, 2012

According to eWeek, a recent Gartner report suggests that open data could bring more value to business firms than big data. Read More »

'Open data' will help drive the new economy

Alexander B. Howard | Slate Future Tense | September 10, 2012

New companies are creating services using government data on health care, education, and more

If big data is a strategic resource, as has been suggested, then many national and state governments have public reserves that can be tapped for the public good in this young century's version of the industrial revolution... Read More »

'Sandbox For Geeks' Powers Open Medical Research

Alex Woodie | Datanami | July 10, 2013

The people behind Sage Bionetworks hope that a new community-driven approach to research that features a big pool of scientific data that is open to all--or a "sandbox for geeks" as its founder put it--will result in progress being made in the battles against diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer's, and breast cancer. Read More »

(Just Over) One Year Later: Philly's Open Data Policy

Laurenellen McCann, Alisha Green and Solay Howell | Sunlight Foundation | August 19, 2013

Just over a year ago, Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania signed an executive order creating an open data policy for the city. That order called for Philly to take some big steps [...]. But how do these policy provisions play out in real life? Read More »

10 Questions For Obama’s Chief Technology Officer

John Harwood | New York Times | July 8, 2013

[Todd Park's] role has taken on heightened importance after several recent developments, including the implementation of the new health care law, efforts to reduce the backlog in Department of Veterans Affairs claims processing, and privacy issues raised by disclosures about data collection by the National Security Agency. Read More »

12 Days of Open Data to Get You Through the New Year

Matthew Rumsey & Peter Olsen-Phillips | Sunlight Foundation | December 20, 2013

In the weeks since Nov. 30, when federal agencies were supposed to comply with President Barack Obama’s open data executive order by providing a list of all the data they are holding, it has already become clear that the executive order is unearthing treasure troves of information that previously haven't been available or accessible. Read More »