Open Data Policy & Management 101
Open data - free public data, provided by governments and organizations that anyone can use without restrictions - has become an integral part of our daily lives. It provides citizens, businesses, and nonprofits with critical information to make more informed decisions. This data, along with emerging technologies for managing it, is changing the way citizens, governments, and policymakers make decisions and direct important projects.
Partnering with the Center for Open Data Enterprise, CTG is offering two opportunities to attend this one-day course in which you will learn:
• Critical aspects of data management from data collection to dissemination, including quality improvement, privacy protection, and curation and storage
• How to apply user-centered design to data management
• How to develop strategies for implementing data management best practices in your own department or institution
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Through the use of lectures and case studies, and user-centered design exercises, participants will learn best practices to collect, disseminate, improve, and store open data. They will also learn the best current options for managing the challenges, including data privacy, quality, and systems for data sharing, that need to be addressed to put data to the best possible use. This includes:
• Data Collection: Gathering data from diverse sources, ranging from sensors to “citizen scientists”
• Standardization: Finding common ways to categorize and manage datasets
• Privacy Protection: Balancing the value of highly detailed data with the need to
protect personal information
• Data Release: Making data available in open, accessible, usable ways
• Quality Improvement: Ensuring that datasets are accurate, timely, and up to date
• Curation, Storage, and Management: Identifying and prioritizing the most valuable datasets
• Communities of Practice: Engaging government, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector in collaborative data-driven efforts
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in understanding the core concepts of creating an open data management program. This course is for everyone from the novice to the seasoned professional as you explore the ever changing landscape of data management and policy development as it relates to an open data ecosystem.