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April 21, 2022
The next Open Data Event Series is on the topic of ‘Harnessing the power of Shared and Open Data to deliver better Health and Wellbeing outcomes’ and will take place on May 5th at 2 pm. We have a packed agenda of experienced and varied speakers on the ...
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February 11, 2022
Maynooth University Library will be hosting Love Data Week next week, 14-18 February, 2022.  This year the theme is Data for Everyone. Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, ...
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March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Data Hub   Ireland's COVID-19 Data Hub provides up to date data on Covid 19 in Ireland as well as a number of data visualisations such as geographical distribution of cases.  The information presented is based on official figures provided by ...
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May 24, 2022
There is no doubt that Ireland has been a consistent leader in the EU Open Data arena and a trend-setter for 6 years in a row. 2021 was an incredible year full of challenges overcome and good results, the transposing of the Open Data Directive into ...
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March 31, 2022
The Dublin Region Open Data Climate Action Challenge 2022 competition, part-funded under the Open Data Engagement Fund, is now accessible until April 26th at https://smartdublin.ie/dublin-region-climate-action-open-data-challenge-2022/ The Dublin ...
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March 22, 2022
  Data maturity is an indicator that demonstrates the level at which an organisation effectively utilises their data.  A high level of data maturity means that data is firmly embedded throughout the organisation and fully integrated into all ...
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March 7, 2022
There will be an information event on the 7th April at 11.30am to launch the frameworks for Open Data and Data Management & Open Data Training for the Irish Public Sector.  It is accessible at here. This will tell you all you need to know about ...
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December 13, 2021
The applications received under the 2021/2022 Open Data Engagement Fund call for funding proposals were assessed by a sub-committee of the Open Data Governance Board.  Congratulations to the winning applicants, which are listed below.   We look ...
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December 6, 2021
This year's Open Data Conference was on the 30th November 2021, with 300 people attending remotely.  The theme of the presentations focussed on how quality open data is being utilised to provide quality services.  It was opened by the Minister of ...
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October 26, 2021
The Autumn 2021 edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.
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July 21, 2021
The Cycle to School Scheme report was a winner of last year’s Open Data Engagement Fund award.  It is a study of a prospective government scheme and includes sections on feasibility and potential future outcomes of the scheme.  Here, Carl Lange gives ...
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July 8, 2021
Active Travel Challenge Showcase Event 14th July 2021 The 2021 Active Travel Challenge Showcase brings together twelve powerful tools and applications in one event. All use open data to support and promote walking, cycling and being active as an ...
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April 30, 2021
Last year the Irish Forum on Natural Capital was one of the recipients of the Open Data Engagement Fund Awards.  Their project is to host an online Data for Nature conference to facilitate the preparation of natural capital accounts in Ireland.  ...
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April 7, 2021
Open Data Impact Series - Open Data and Climate Change, April 20th at 9:30am.   This free event will present international and national perspectives from both public and private sectors on how open data is produced and consumed to fight climate ...
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March 23, 2021
Webinar - March 24th at 9.30am to 10.30am.    The new “Open Data and Re Use of Public Sector Information (PSI)” Directive is due to be transposed into Irish law by July 2021. The inclusion of ‘Open Data’ in the title provides clarity and strengthens ...
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March 22, 2021
The Spring 2021 edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.
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March 16, 2021
The Dublin Region Open Data Active Travel Challenge 2021 competition, funded under the Open Data Engagement Fund, is now accessible at https://smartdublin.ie/the-dublin-region-open-data-active-travel-challenge-2021/  This is a competition that ...
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February 18, 2021
The new Open Data and Re Use of Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive, coming in July 2021, introduces an obligation for all public bodies to publish available data in open formats (unless access is restricted or excluded). Are you ready? Our ...
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December 17, 2020
The Open Data Unit is delighted to see that Ireland continues to be ranked amongst Open Data 'trend-setters' in the 6th EU Open Data Maturity Report published on 16 December.  This report assesses the level of open data maturity across Europe ...
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December 10, 2020
There are currently 2 vacancies on the Open Data Governance Board and expressions of interest are being sought to fill these vacancies by Tuesday, 22nd December 2020 at 15.00. Further details are available here. The Open Data Governance Board was ...
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November 16, 2020
The Winter 2020 edition of our Open Data Newsletter is now available. You can sign up to receive future open data updates here.