Open Data Ireland training courses - Spring 2021

September 1, 2020

After an overwhelming response to their ONLINE Open Data training courses for all Irish public sector staff, Urban Tide are delighted to announce course dates for 2021 and details of their NEW Training Course

New courses and dates in 2021 – don’t miss out!

Introduction to Open Data

Develop knowledge and understanding of what open data is and what it means for citizens and the public sector. 

Open Data Theory & Best Practice

  • Introductions - Brief intro from our trainers.
  • Background & Policy - What is Open Data and why is it important.
  • Open Data in Ireland - Progress to date and success stories.
  • Open Data benefits - Case studies and examples.

Practical Applications & Next Steps

  • What data could you share? - Quick task to identify which datasets your organisation could share and the potential benefits.
  • Data audit - Introduction and aims of a data audit.
  • Next steps - Overview of all the current courses available, what are the benefits of attending each course.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.

Online, 2 hours, FREE
Wednesday 13th January 2021

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Wednesday 3rd March 2021


Data Publication & Technical Framework

Develop more practical knowledge about publishing open data in line with the Open Data Technical Framework.

  • Guide for data publishers - outlining the core components of the Open Data Technical Framework.
  • Preparing open data - how to carry out a useful and detailed data audit using the Data Audit Tool.
  • Creating an Open Data Publication Plan - develop a data prioritisation and publication plan.
  • Data licensing & formats - summary and recommendations for your organisation.
  • 1 to 5-star open data - overview and how to get your data into the 3-star format.
  • Data publication - demo of to illustrate the ease of use and how it helps publish data.
  • Data federation - introduction and examples used in Ireland.
  • Lessons learned - summary of the key lessons and take home tasks.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.

Online, 2 days, 2 hours per day, €80

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st January 2021

Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March 2021


Data Analytics and Visualisation, Introduction Level

Learn how to work with analytics to create insight and visualisations that engage.

  • Data analytics and visualisation - what is data analytics and visualisation and how to do it.
  • Analytics and visualisation practical tasks - introduction to creating graphs and map-based visualisations.
  • The theory and techniques of data visualisations - summary and recommendations for your organisation.
  • Understanding user engagement - introduction and considering your user needs
  • Data Science - introduction and examples.
  • Product overview - introduction to different products available on the market.
  • Lessons learned - summary of the key lessons and take home tasks.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.

Online, 2 days, 2 hours per day, €80

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th February 2021


**NEW COURSE** Data Anonymisation & Linked Data, Introduction Level – Discover how to Anonymise data and learn about 5* Linked data.

Online, 2 days, 2 hours per day, €80

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th March 2021


We have already had a high level of interest and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basisFurther information and booking via the Eventbrite links above.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with UrbanTide at