As Becky Hogge notes in her important report on the impact of open data, tracking impact is tricky. By its nature, open data is resistant to traditional impact reporting; in part because we don't know exactly how it is being used, and in part because the value chain is so diffuse. So, Hogge argues, outside of sweeping statements about potential, at this stage impact is largely indicated by “fragments” of stories from the ground.
What a year 2016 was for us. From the Panama Papers to publishing the world’s first beneficial ownership dataset, and adding tens of millions of new company records – it’s been an amazing year for OpenCorporates and our community.. Here’s what we achieved in 2016. More data Building on the improvements we made in … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2016
This is a guest blog by Daniella Tsar who is a Data Scientist at Thomson Reuters Labs. At Thomson Reuters Labs, we drive innovation through data science and visualisation using novel approaches to create solutions that help our customers — all the while harnessing the power of linked and shareable data. We regularly deliver projects tackling corruption and … Continue reading Uncovering the truth using comprehensive data analysis – foreign investment in London property market
This week, Omidyar Network released a landmark report which features six examples of open data that having a profound impact in the UK. We’re proud to say that OpenCorporates, specifically its work in the successful campaign for a public beneficial ownership register, was featured as one of the case studies. We’ve been championing the benefit … Continue reading Omidyar Networks features OpenCorporates in a landmark report on the impact of open data in UK
This is a guest blogpost by Nikolaos Theodorakis, Lecturer at University of Oxford. If you would like to write for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Nottingham are organising a large-scale open data survey. The research is part of an EU-funded project on Open Data. The project involves Austria, … Continue reading Open Data Survey: Your contribution could shape future policy!