Data collaboratives: an assessment of new ways to use data for civic impact

Andrew Young
Stefaan Verhulst

26 Apr 2017, 3 p.m.
Main Plenary (Sala Verde)

While the impact of open government data has become more understood, little is known about the practice, potential and impact of sharing proprietary datasets to solve civic problems. Verhulst and Young share insights gained from a comprehensive mapping project on how corporate and other data is being shared to create public value. What are data collaboratives? What's their civic value? How do they relate to the open data and civic tech movement? What types exist? What are the motivations and risks for those involved? What questions remain unanswered?

Both also reflect on the role of knowledge-sharing within the civic tech and open government research communities, especially as it relates to the Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX), founded by the GovLab, mySociety and World Bank.