Open Data Research • Sketching out the research agenda: open data, governance and developing countries 2012-06-24


Use the link to access the initial ideas for a draft research agenda posted by Open Data Research, “exploring the political, economic and social impacts of Open Government Data (OGD) policies in developing countries,” and discussed in the following blog post: “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 research agenda to take forward the exploration of how open data initiatives can work positively for development. We’re planning to have a proper public draft of a research agenda ready to share during July, and we’ll be discussing it during the workshops at the 2012 and World Bank International Open Government Data Conference(July 10th - 12th Washington DC), as well as through other face-to-face forums and here online. Based on these discussions we plan to share a ‘call for proposals’ in late July or early August, inviting researchers in the Global South to propose case study research looking into local, national or regional open data initiatives and their development impacts. Then in October we’ll be meeting in at the Berkman Centre at Harvard to review proposals received, and to put together a team of expert mentors who can offer support to the successful research teams. Working with the selected research projects we plan to establish a research network focused on exploring the impacts of open data in development contexts, with a series of online and face-to-face research network activities over the next two to three years. We hope to make many of those network activities open to the wider community also, and to be sharing regular updates on this blog. That much we know. However, as we develop the research outline we’ve got a lot of different elements to consider, and so I thought it would be useful to share some of the current (draft) thinking, open to your feedback. You can add comments to this post (look for the comments link), or drop me a line: with any thoughts, feedback or questions.”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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06/24/2012, 21:43

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06/24/2012, 22:32