Promoting innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats.
The winners of the 2022/23 Open Data Engagement Fund have been announced. Six successful applicants will receive funding of €18,100 to support their projects and research promoting the reuse of open data on the national Open Data.
New dates for Open Data training have been announced for early 2023 and are available to Public Sector employees. Your organisation can book individual or group training courses via the Training Framework organised by the Open Data Unit in cooperation with the Office of Government Procurement (OGP). Access further information and your NASF HERE. More details on the courses are available HERE.
The event was opened by Assistant Secretary Marianne Cassidy (Public Service Reform and Delivery, Dept. Public Expenditure and Reform), followed by a series of national and international speakers that have developed Open Data initiatives in the area of sport and recreation linked to health and wellbeing.
The presentations and the recording of the event can be accessed here.
"The Importance of Data Quality – How publishing interoperable, harmonised data can directly benefit its use and impact".
The conference was opened by Minister of State, Ossian Smyth, TD and very well attended with over 300 people logging in remotely. The keynote speaker was Stefaan Verhulst, cofounder of GovLab in New York, his topic was ‘Towards a Purpose and Question-driven Open Data Ecosystem’.
A link to the slides presented and a recording of the conference can be accessed
You are invited to participate in a research study to understand and measure the impact of open data in the Irish open data ecosystem.
If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, you may contact the lead researcher of this project, Dr. Fatemeh Ahmadi Zeleti
Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
The Open Data portal now includes a number of Impact Stories. The goal of the Impact Stories feature is to give examples of current use of open data while also telling a story with the data and in doing so directly demonstrating the impact of open data.
Ireland continues to be ranked amongst Open Data 'trend-setters' in the 8th EU Open Data Maturity Report published in December, 2022. This report assesses the level of open data maturity across Europe and Ireland ranked in 4th place overall closely behind France, Ukraine and Poland. Ireland scored a total of 95% across the 4 dimensions measured: policy, impact, portal, and quality.
Explore our Showcases, illustrating creative ways to visualise and analyse Ireland's data.
Join us for a series of interactive workshops in June and July 2022 and have your say on the future of the Open Data Strategy. There will be 3 in-person Town Hall events, in Cork, Galway and Dublin and 2 online ones, to facilitate those unable to attend in person. The events are open to all and everyone with an interest in the uses of our data is encouraged to attend. Check out our blog to see the dates and register..
An Open Data Strategy for 2017-2022 was published in July 2017. The goal is for Ireland to become a leader in Open Data and to create an environment where the economic, social and democratic benefits of Open Data are recognised and realised.
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