Adopt a Dataset

Adopt a Dataset and Show Your Support for Open Data and Love Data Week! By Kelly LeBlanc, FireOak Knowledge Management Specialist February 15, 2019 In honor of “Love Data Week” (Feb, 11-15, 2019), Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is promoting a unique experience for individuals to “adopt a dataset.” This no-cost, no-mess…

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World Cancer Day – Open Access Research

Open Access Research for World Cancer Day By the FireOak Strategies TeamFebruary 4, 2019 February 4 is World Cancer Day each year. Join us to thank researchers and publishers for sharing their open access research and open data related to cancer research, technologies, treatments, and prevention programs.   We hope that open data and open…

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Government Shutdown Causing Open Data Confusion

Government Shutdown Causing Open Data Confusion By Eric Hinsdale, Knowledge Management ConsultantJanuary 16, 2019 While absent TSA agents and food inspectors might be more of a concern to the general public, the loss of access to public data is proving disruptive for those who rely on access to open data to do their jobs. Data.gov,…

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Forward Momentum in U.S. Open Government Data

Forward Momentum in U.S. Open Government Data by Kelly LeBlancDecember 24, 2018 Right before the end of the year, on December 21, 2018 the U.S. Congress passed The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Act (also known as the OPEN Government Data Act), an act designed to break down information silos in the federal government,…

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The Dark Side of Open Data

The Dark Side of Open DataArticle by Eric Hinsdale and Abby ClobridgeOnline Searcher – Volume 42, Number 6 (November/December 2018)From the article:  The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. At the core of many of today’s challenges are machine…

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