Innovating to ensure open data leads to social benefit
Open Data Lab Jakarta
“How can new effective models for open data be developed through inclusive participation of technologists, governments, private actors and civil society?” —OD Lab
February 2016 End date
Governments, international institutions, NGOs and private companies hold vast quantities of data that could be utilised to support development, democratic accountability and economic growth.
However, these resources are often difficult to access and, if accessible, are generally in non-digital formats, under restrictive terms and conditions or costly to access.
The Open Data HIVE project aims to act as a data innovation intermediary. It will provide activists, entrepreneurs and researchers – as well as government accountability champions - with the space and knowledge resources to develop, prototype and test their ideas for data-driven solutions for specific social, economic and political challenges.
Open Data Lab will support individuals and organisations interested in harnessing the power of data, and guide and mentor them in efforts to increase access, analysis, understanding, interpretation and dissemination of data.
The Open Data Lab Jakarta is a research and innovation lab focused on harnessing the potential of open data for social impact. It seeks to develop, test and evaluate models, and build evidence for the value of openly available government, private sector and citizen-generated data. It was established and run by the World Wide Web Foundation, a US registered, non-profit organisation founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.