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Open Data as a New Commons. Empowering Citizens to Make Meaningful Use of a New Resource [chapter]

Nicola Morelli, Ingrid Mulder, Grazia Concilio, Janice S. Pedersen, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Amalia de Götzen, Marc Arguillar
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
seek to empower citizens to use the open data commons.  ...  The project focuses on Open Data as a new shared resources and aims at generating the conditions for this resources to be used and managed as a commons.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70284-1_17 fatcat:evvdb7roa5egfcdt7inriia3vy

Using ICT in the Management of Public Open Space as a Commons [chapter]

Georgios Artopoulos, Paschalis Arvanitidis, Sari Suomalainen
2019 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Section 2 defines common pool resources and discusses issues of its management, before it moves to identify public open space as a commons and to outline key directives for governance.  ...  The chapter defines public open space as a commons and explores innovative ways for its management and sustainable development through the use of new information and communication technologies.  ...  to them; • Open-ended practices of data interpretation and enabling users to have meaningful access to real-time data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-13417-4_14 fatcat:3npl5o2wffdrhoofamjc2kyade

Metcalfe's law and the biology information commons

Stephen H Friend, Thea C Norman
2013 Nature Biotechnology  
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This article is intended to highlight topics of the Biomedical Information Commons that will be discussed at Sage Bionetworks' 4th Commons Congress (http://sagecongress.org/WP/2013agenda  ...  When those communities were faced with the question of how to approach the analysis of their own massive data sets, they learned how to share data and the resulting models as a common resource.  ...  Synapse: an open compute platform PLC makes it possible for citizens and patients to collect their own data or get them out of institutions and donate them to an information commons where they can be worked  ... 
doi:10.1038/nbt.2555 pmid:23563423 fatcat:575f2o4g4zguba5na2iqvxetzi

The City as Living Laboratory: Empowering Citizens with the Citadel Toolkit

Carina Veeckman, Shenja van der Graaf
2015 Technology Innovation Management Review  
Acknowledgements This study was a joint effort funded under CIP-ICT-PSP.2011.5.1 "Open Innovation for Future Internet-Enabled Services in 'Smart' Cities" (no. 297188).  ...  Our gratitude goes to the entire Citadel on the Move consortium. In particular, we would like to thank the pilot cities for their efforts and support.  ...  The availability of data and access to it, along with the skills of citizens to use the data in a meaningful way, are hereby two preconditions to establish a data commons (de Lange & de Waal, 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.22215/timreview877 fatcat:scqdraoojzgcnfl46lkq32bnj4

Datafication and empowerment: How the open data movement re-articulates notions of democracy, participation, and journalism

Stefan Baack
2015 Big Data & Society  
Acknowledgements I wish to thank Tamara Witschge for her thoughts and feedback on earlier versions of this article, Andreas Hepp and Andreas Breiter for their supervision and support of the original study  ...  , as well as the editors and anonymous reviewers for their constructive and helpful critique.  ...  include citizens in these decision-making processes to create a more open and flexible form of representative democracy, and 'empowering intermediaries' are needed to make raw data accessible to the wider  ... 
doi:10.1177/2053951715594634 fatcat:a5wqduc23ra4thugqblst5vf3a

Open Government Partnership as a Platform for Advancing Open Education Policy

Jan Gondol, Nicole Allen
2015 Open Praxis  
from governments to make their governance more open, accountable and responsive to citizens.  ...  The purpose of this paper is to explore OGP as a strategy for securing national-level commitments to open education in participating countries.  ...  Making the case Once the opportunity has been identified, the next step is to make the case for open education as a potential component of OGP action plans.  ... 
doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.3.214 fatcat:4jfsggp6jjawxdzxehvyj5hiki

On Digital Citizenship and Data as a New Commons: Can We Design a New Movement?

Ingrid Mulder
2019 Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación. Ensayos  
El trabajo actual hace un balance de la promesa de los datos abiertos (open data) como un nuevo recurso y elabora sobre el movimiento creador, que ha estimulado la capacidad de las personas para participar  ...  Junto con la urgente necesidad de reinventar nuestra sociedad, una serie de cambios de paradigma ya están dando forma a las transiciones hacia una sociedad más participativa y digital.  ...  Open-DataLab's focus is on empowering citizens to make meaningful use of open data and to support existing citizen initiatives.  ... 
doi:10.18682/cdc.vi73.1040 fatcat:c7uno6qbh5hrfozcqlvdyvqwsm

Policy Compass - Indicator-Based Accountable Policy Analysis And Evaluation Via Open Data Exploitation

Sotirios Koussouris, Panagiotis Kokkinakos, Ourania Markaki, Dimitrios Panopuoulos, Yuri Glickman, Habin Lee
2017 Zenodo  
Policy Compass is a platform, co-funded by the EC, that capitalises on prosperity and social indicators for assessing the impact of governmental policies, utilising open data sources associated to their  ...  New technologies and innovations help to this direction, and policy making is becoming more and more transparent, accountable and trusted if the inclusion of wide society masses in it is taken into account  ...  Acknowledgement Part of this research has been supported by the EC under the FP7 co-funded project "Policy Compass" Grant Agreement No. 612133.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.571392 fatcat:32mzraq2xze7fdtvundumnbvgi

Driving public organisations using information technology. An entrepreneurial challenge
Prowadzenie organizacji publicznych za pomocą technologii informatycznej. Wyzwanie przedsiębiorczości

Mauro Romanelli
2021 Nowoczesne Systemy Zarządzania  
Technologia w rządzie przyczynia się do demokratyzacji życia publicznego i poprawy jakości świadczenia usług publicznych, a jednocześnie poprawia jakość życia obywateli.  ...  Public institutions are using ICT with increasing frequency, so as to involve citizens in policy-making by enhancing transparency, openness, impartiality, equity and fairness of government.  ...  E-governance pertains to the use of ICTs driving government to interact democratically with citizens by increasingly promoting meaningful citizen engagement.  ... 
doi:10.37055/nsz/134809 fatcat:dcymcopuubc3pblhllwyg27m7m

Local Action with Global Impact: The Case of the GROW Observatory and the Sustainable Development Goals

Raquel Ajates, Gerid Hager, Pavlos Georgiadis, Saskia Coulson, Mel Woods, Drew Hemment
2020 Sustainability  
of goals and targets through awareness raising and training; participatory methods; multi-stakeholder connections; and supporting citizens to move from data to action and (ii) Data contributions to SDG  ...  This article reports on Citizen Observatories' (COs) potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reflecting on the experience of the GROW Observatory (GROW).  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank all the citizens who took part in the GROW Observatory and the reviewers for their time and contributions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su122410518 fatcat:ge7yj5iv35dwxlziay74fcz324

Intermediation in Open Development: A Knowledge Stewardship Approach

Katherine M. A. Reilly, Juan P. Alperin
2016 Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition  
Open Development (OD) is a subset of ICT4D that studies the potential of IT-enabled openness to support social change among poor or marginalized populations.  ...  However, in practice, intermediaries have emerged to facilitate open data and related knowledge production activities in development processes.  ...  He worries that open data "empowers those with access to the basic infrastructure and the background knowledge and skills to make use of the data for specific ends" and that it may "further empower and  ... 
doaj:173876c7893240208a890e42007f7e67 fatcat:6i35jskozfgfvlexhtd7b2ovra

Meeting the needs of underserved populations: setting the agenda for more inclusive citizen science of medicine

Amelia Fiske, Barbara Prainsack, Alena Buyx
2019 Journal of Medical Ethics  
In its expansion to genomic, epidemiological and biomedical research, citizen science has been promoted as contributing to the democratisation of medical research and healthcare.  ...  Although citizen science has the potential to make biomedical research more inclusive, the benefits of current citizen science initiatives are not equally accessible for all people—in particular those  ...  Common types of citizen science range from gamified analytical tasks (eg, Eyewire, Foldit) to web-based self-recruiting in data-intensive projects (eg, Open Humans, PatientsLikeMe, Smart Patients).  ... 
doi:10.1136/medethics-2018-105253 pmid:31300487 pmcid:PMC6817991 fatcat:ziwstin2erhj7ln3fxtdht37la

Imaginaries of the Digital: Ambiguity, Power and the Question of Agency

Robin Mansell
2017 Communiquer  
Original citation: Mansell, Robin (2017) Imaginaries of the digital: ambiguity, power and the question of agency. Communiquer. Revue de communication sociale et publique (20). pp. 40-48.  ...  For example, open social media platforms may use freely available tools to crowdsource data that may be used to empower citizens.  ...  Open commons-based digital information initiatives are supposed to be responsive to citizens, empowering them to make better evaluations and choices.  ... 
doi:10.4000/communiquer.2261 fatcat:lfrebrnmnbg2vavmuxqoqcs2oe

Empowering and interacting with statistical produsers: A practical example with Eurostat data as a service

Jacopo Grazzini, Jean-Marc Museux, Martina Hahn
2018 Zenodo  
This will eventually provide produsers with the necessary tools to perform, for themselves, data analytics on Eurostat data in a straightforward manner.  ...  While the importance of openness and transparency in statistical processes, and how these can be supported through open algorithms and open data, has been already emphasized, this contribution aims at  ...  Since policy advice is becoming increasingly supported by data resources [1] , public organisations are leveraging the use of these resources to inform decisions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3240556 fatcat:qlp53h76tfenrj27qui5vr3v7i

Creating people-friendly cities in a data rich world: towards smarter and more liveable places

Kevin Leyden, Benita Lipps, Namita Kambli
2018 The Journal of Public Space  
A crucial goal of this conference was to solicit both guiding principles and research questions that should be pursued in the quest to make cities more liveable for people and smarter for the planet.  ...  There is a growing movement to make cities "smarter." Typically the goal is to enhance a city's efficiency and sustainability and thus lower carbon footprints.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge contributions of all the participants of the Participatory  ... 
doi:10.32891/jps.v3i3.312 fatcat:b6v5noj54rgz7pnmt4mmcs7iuq
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