Launch of Open Data Engagement Fund 2019/2020

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Patrick O’Donovan T.D., Minister of State for Open Government and eGovernment has announced details of the 2019/2020 competitive Open Data Engagement Fund. This fund is designed to raise awareness of Open Data and to promote the reuse of open data on the national Open Data portal data.gov.ie. The portal is a repository of open government datasets and currently links to nearly 9,000 public service datasets in open format.

 

The Open Data Engagement Fund (totalling up to €30,000) has been developed in conjunction with the Open Data Governance Board (ODGB) which provides leadership in implementing Ireland’s Open Data Initiative and this is the fourth year in which the fund has been made available. Promoting reuse of the data on the open data portal is a key theme in the national Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 . Opening up government data provides new opportunities for research, innovation, engagement and greater efficiency for all sectors of the economy.

 

Minister O’Donovan, launching the fund, said: “I am very pleased with the great progress made in implementing our national Open Data Strategy, 2017-2022 which has been reflected in our rating of 1st in the EU with regards to our Open Data maturity in 2018 for the second year running. This annual competitive fund is an important element of the Open Data initiative and I would encourage students, citizens, researchers, business and others to apply.”

 

The call for applications is open until Monday, 14th October and applications can be made for funding to support a variety of Open Data related activities. These include the organisation of outreach and engagement activities, for example, seminars, competitions and hackathons; the building of applications and development of visualisations to demonstrate the use that can be made of open data; or specific research on open government datasets with a view to arriving at outcomes that help create efficiencies in the public service or assist in government decision making as well as research to measure the benefits and impact of Ireland’s Open Data Initiative to date.

 

 

Details of the fund are available here. The application form can be downloaded here or an application can be made online via the open data portal here.

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