A roadmap toward a SUNY-wide clinical integrated data repository
CTG hosted the first stakeholder meeting that brought together industry, subject matter experts, researchers, university administration, and government practitioners to discuss the vision for a SUNY-wide clinical data resource. The meeting, funded through a planning grant award from the SUNY Network of Excellence, is the first of four to be held over the next year. This first meeting focused on envisioning an ideal repository, the technical, social, and political challenges in creating a repository, and the resources needed.
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Exploring the Integration of Data-intensive Analytical Skills in Public Affairs Education
While much is being said and written about big data and data science, much less attention has been given to the skills required of the current and next generation of public managers, policy analysts, and informed citizens who are expected to use new data resources and tools effectively. To begin to address this gap, on May 9, 2014, CTG hosted a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop to explore the integration of data-intensive analytical skills in public affairs education. This report highlights the opportunities, challenges, and next steps that emerged from the day.
Big Data, Open Data and Opening Government – Identifying Stakeholder and User Capabilities
CTG recently hosted and participated in four workshops bringing together different clusters of users to examine big data, open data, and opening government. Understanding the diverse interests and needs of different stakeholder groups within the larger big and open data ecosystem are cornerstones of CTG’s research programs on opening government and governance informatics. Past research has found that stakeholder involvement is an integral part of building capability, essential for meaningful use, and needed to recognize the public value of the investments. These workshops focused on communities of stakeholders within public libraries, state government, and higher education institutions.