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Open Data NI Challenge – #ODNI4EDU

Can you think of an innovative and sustainable way to use Open Data for education and teaching purposes? Teaching maths? Empowering learners? Learning about the environment? OpenDataNI are running their first Open Data Challenge #ODNI4EDU – in conjunction with CCEA, Digital Catapult NI, NI Science Park, Ulster University and ODI Belfast.   The requirements are: the product […]

Big, Personal, Open Data

Anonymisation Explained – ICO Advice Masterclass

A two-hour interactive session on the effective use of anonymisation. When? 24 June 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB (map) To register, click here. Anonymisation is the process of turning data into a form which does not identify individuals and where identification is not likely to take place. This […]

Polling Station

How the elections went down #AE16

We were busy over the past weekend creating lots of open data for the ElectionsNI project. With our partners in the Open Government Network NI, we wanted to create an open elections database for Northern Ireland, one that would also be as up to date as possible during the actual count process (stretching over 6-7 May). […]

Data Fridays

Open Data and Big Data – ICO Advice Masterclass

When? 20 May 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB Big data is a major topic of discussion across a number of fields including management and marketing, scientific research, national security, government transparency and open data. Both public, private and the voluntary and community sectors are making increasing use of data analytics. The […]


Featured blog: OpenDataNI

Since launching in late 2015, OpenDataNI (Northern Ireland’s public sector Open Data portal) has made significant strides in promoting the release of public sector information as open data. The portal has been developed as part of the implementation of the Open Data Strategy for Northern Ireland 2015-18. The vision of the strategy is to embed a […]

Elections NI

Crowdsourcing the Elections

We think it’s important for democracy that everyone is able to find accessible information and data on their elections. What’s more, we think they should have this as soon as possible, so they can follow the results as they happen. ODI Belfast at NICVA and their partners at the Open Government Network NI are leading on a […]

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Open Data In A Day For Government – Training

When? Friday, 10 June 2016, 9.30am – 5pm Whether you have some knowledge of open data, or are completely new to it, this jargon-free course will enable you to quickly get a 360-degree view of what’s going on with open data around the UK and increase your confidence in working with open data. You will be […]

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Open Data Day 2016 – Belfast

This year, on Saturday 5 March, the fourth annual International Open Data Day was celebrated. In Northern Ireland, ODI Belfast organised and facilitated an informal grassroots event bringing together people to talk about what they are doing with open data. The event which was sponsored by the NI Open Government Network was attended by over […]