Friday, August 06, 2010

Data Links

Some data related stories in the news recently:

Central Statistics Office investigates early release of data on Twitter

Opening our processes of democracy to scrutiny

Hugh Linehan argues for greater transparency with data that is currently subject to Freedom of Information requests. He mentions the website which is “… dedicated to sharing documents, combing and combining data and promoting transparency in public life: An experiment in journalism and crowdsourcing hoping to shed light on the government. If you’re spending the Irish taxpayers’ money, you’re on the radar.”

On his website Harvard economist Raj Chetty links to “An Open Letter on Expanding Access to Administrative Data for Research in the United States.” It goes without saying that we have a lot of catching up to do in this regard in Ireland.

1 comment:

Kevin Denny said...

We could start by allowing parents to make more informed decisions on what schools their kids go to by actually publishing data on schools- something currently verboten.