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Open Data Barometer: 2013 Global Report Questions

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Start: 2013-10-31, Publication: 2013-11-02-04:00

Source: http://www.opendataresearch.org/dl/odb2013/Open-Data-Barometer-2013-Global-Report.pdf

The Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and also ranks countries and regions via an in-depth methodology that considers: readiness to secure the benefits of open data; actual levels of implementation; and the impact of such initiatives. This is the pilot edition of the Open Data Barometer. This report also marks the first large-scale research collaboration between the Open Data Institute and the World Wide Web Foundation.

The Open Data Barometer survey asked a range of questions to explore the extent of OGD adoption in different countries, including: establishing whether underpinnings for OGD were in place through Right to Information (RTI) laws; whether central government had an OGD initiative; whether city or regional governments were running OGD initiatives; whether there was demand from civil society and the technology community for OGD; and whether governments were providing support for OGD re-use through training, innovation events, grants and voucher schemes.

Organization:

Name:World Wide Web Foundation

Acronym:WWWF

Description:
Established by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Foundation (webfoundation.org) seeks to establish the open Web as a global public good and a basic right, creating a world where everyone, everywhere can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely. We work with others to make the web truly universal, open and free, through initiatives such as the Alliance for Affordable Internet (a4ai.org), which aims to bring down the cost of internet access, and the Web Index (thewebindex.org), which tracks the health and utility of the Web in over 80 countries. We also put the open web to work to strengthen democracy and participation, especially by helping to harness the power of open data.

Name:Open Data Institute

Acronym:ODI

Description:
The Open Data Institute catalyses the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It unlocks supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues. Founded by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, Limited by Guarantee company. It has secured £10 million over five years via the UK innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, $750,000 from global philanthropic investor Omidyar Network, and is working towards long-term sustainability through match funding and direct revenue.