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Open Data & Transparency... How do you make it happen?

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Releasing public sector data as Open Data is a top government priority, as is being transparent about the work we do and the data we collect. But how do we make these things happen? What do we need to consider? The Environment Agency has been funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills to work on a project to improve the transparency of public sector data holdings and identify datasets for release as open data.

As part of the project the Environment Agency will be hosting 2 workshops to help those working in the public sector deliver their open data and transparency obligations. Through presentations, discussion and exercises, the outputs of the project to date will provide examples of how you can identify and review data for release and consider factors that impact making data open. We will also discuss the suitability of this approach in supporting increased government transparency.

Workshop details:

The workshop is aimed at those who are responsible for publishing public sector data, identifying datasets as open data, or responding to Cabinet Office transparency initiatives. The workshop is free of charge and will be run twice on the following dates:

  • 24 March, 11am - 3pm, Westminster Conference Centre
  • 17 April, 11am - 3pm, Westminster Conference Centre

To register or to find out more please contact Wendy Thomas, Data & Information National Lead, Environment Agency:




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