Looking Forward to Discussions on Open Data at Data for Policy 2022

Data for Policy 2022 is fast approaching. The first conference begins on Monday 5 Dec in Hong Kong, followed shortly by Seattle (8/9 Dec) and Brussels (13 Dec).


The conferences will be a mixture of invited and contributed talks and panels. In Seattle, we welcome Regional Committee member Shaida Badiee (Managing Director and Co-founder of Open Data Watch), who will be moderating a series of panels to be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle campus on Dec 8.


Open data is a valuable resource for policymaking, but barriers exist to its use. Aligning with our conference theme of ecosystems of innovation, these barriers are multifold, and may be caused by political, legal, technical and other factors. We are very grateful that Shaida and her team have produced an Open Data Resource Guide to inform discussion at the conference. The guide is grouped by common questions, and will both shape discussion, and act as a powerful reminder of the progress made to date, through dialogue, debate and dissemination at Data for Policy conferences and the Data & Policy journal, published by Cambridge University Press.


You can read more about the Data for Policy community commitment to open science and data in this blog by Community Manager Emily Gardner.