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What data do we want? Understanding demands for open data

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41 Juta St

Braamfontein

Johannesburg, GP 2000

South Africa

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Please join us for a workshop on open data demand to mark the launch of our new research:

“What data do we want?
Understanding demands for open data amongst civil society
organisations in South Africa”

Join researchers and practitioners from the open data community – both public and industry – for an insightful and practical workshop on improving the access and use of open data, as well as testing demand.

Open data is frequently cited as a necessary component for increased government accountability and openness. If that’s the case, what kind of open data is needed? There are many open data portals and projects in South Africa. But very little research on how they are used or on what open data civil society organisations actually want or need.

The Centre for Municipal Research and Advice (CMRA) conducted a study of open data demand by interviewing groups of national CSOs and local community-based organisations and exploring with them when, how and why they accessed government information or might need to use government data in their work. The research was conducted with the support of the Network Society Research programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg, GP 2000

South Africa

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