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Open Data Training at the Open Knowledge Foundation

We’re delighted to announce today the launch of a new portfolio of open data training programs. For many years the Open Knowledge Foundation has been working — both formally and informally — with governments, civil society organisations and others to provide this kind of advice and training. Today marks the first time we’ve brought it […]

Network Summit

Twice-yearly the whole community of the Open Knowledge Foundation gathers together to share with, learn from and support one another. The Summer Summit 2013 took place in Cambridge (UK) last week (10th-14th July), with staff updates on the Thursday and network representatives joining on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was so inspiring to hear […]

Open Knowledge: much more than open data

We’ve often used “open knowledge” simply as a broad term to cover any kind of open data or content from statistics to sonnets, and more. However, there is another deeper, and far more important, reason why we are the “Open Knowledge” Foundation and not, for example, the “Open Data” Foundation. It’s because knowledge is something […]

Opening up the wisdom of crowds for science

**We are excited to announce the official launch of [Crowdcrafting.org](http://crowdcrafting.org/), an open source software platform – powered by our Pybossa technology – for developing and sharing projects that rely on the help of thousands of online volunteers.** At [a workshop on Citizen Cyberscience](http://informatique.cuso.ch/activities/detail-activity/item/courses/citizen-cyberscience/) held this week at University of Geneva, a novel open source software […]

Announcing the Open Knowledge Conference 2013: Open Data – Broad, Deep, Connected

The Open Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2013 **Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon)** will take place in **Geneva, Switzerland** on **17th -18th September**. The theme of this year’s edition will be Open Data – Broad, Deep, Connected. * When: 17th – 18th September 2013 * Where: Geneva, Switzerland at the [CICG – Centre […]

Releasing the Automated Game Play Datasets

  This blog post is cross-posted from the Open Economics Blog. We are very happy to announce that the Open Economics Working Group is releasing the datasets of the research project “Small Artificial Human Agents for Virtual Economies“, implemented by Professor David Levine and Professor Yixin Chen at the Washington University of St. Louis and […]

The Open Data Census – Tracking the State of Open Data Around the World

Recent years have seen a huge expansion in open data activity around the world. This is very welcome, but at the same time it is now increasingly difficult to assess if, and where, progress is being made. To address this, we started the [Open Data Census][census] in order to track the state of open data […]

Open Research Data Handbook Sprint

On February 15-16 we are updating the Open Research Data Handbook to include more detail on sharing research data from scientific work, and to remix the book for different disciplines and settings. We’re doing this through an open book sprint. The sprint will happen at the Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE. […]

First Open Economics International Workshop Recap

The first Open Economics International Workshop gathered 40 academic economists, data publishers and funders of economics research, researchers and practitioners to a two-day event at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, UK. The aim of the workshop was to build an understanding around the value of open data and open tools for the Economics profession and the […]

Help Us to Cultivate the Digital Commons!

At the Open Knowledge Foundation we work to cultivate **a global commons of digital material** that everyone is free to use and enjoy. This digital commons includes everything from [open data](http://datacatalogs.org/) about [carbon emissions](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/01/21/carbon-dioxide-data-is-not-on-the-worlds-dashboard-says-hans-rosling/) or [spending](http://openspending.org/) from governments around the world; to open access research in the [sciences](http://science.okfn.org/), the [humanities](http://humanities.okfn.org/), and [many](http://economics.okfn.org/) [other](http://linguistics.okfn.org/) [disciplines](http://access.okfn.org/); to […]