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2014-04-10 16:30:04

Landmark Open Data Legislation to Overhaul Federal Spending Transparency WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Data Transparency Coalition: The United States Senate approved an amended version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 994) today by unanimous consent. Advocates expect the landmark open data legislation, known as the DATA Act, to earn swift approval in the U.S. House of Representatives, where an...

2014-04-04 23:31:16

AGRION is convening leading data analytics and visualization experts to discuss the removal of data silos, make data meaningful and useful, and collaborating with the public sector to meet the promise of smarter cities. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 When: April 24, 2014 Where: San Francisco Who: PwC, City of San Francisco, Perkins + Will, Silver Spring Networks, Socrata, City of Palo Alto, swissnex San Francisco, Appallicious, Cityzenith As cities shift toward a more innovative...

2014-03-19 23:21:54

Portal Powered by the Junar Open Data Platform Increases Openness, Transparency and Accountability in City Government Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The city of Sacramento, which has invested in providing residents with meaningful access to information through the Junar Open Data Platform, earned national recognition recently as one of nation’s top cities for Open Data. Sacramento is No. 2 in the U.S. City Open Data Census, a collaboration among Code for America, The Sunlight...

2014-01-29 12:29:28

S&R Foundation hosts Waldo Jaquith, Jeanne Holm and Yuvi Kochar in Dynamic Discussion of the Value of Open and Transparent Data WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illuminate, an S&R Foundation program devoted to convening courageous, innovative, engaging individuals through an enlightening series of lectures and presentations, announced today its first event of the new year. Shared Data - Shared Knowledge, promising a lively discussion of the value of open data,...

2014-01-09 16:23:21

The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) will challenge entrepreneurs and innovators from coast to coast to create open data applications in just 48 hours and compete for over $30,000 in prizes TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Hosted by the creators of Canada's largest competitive hackathon, XMG Studio Inc., and supported by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) aims to inspire an entire generation of developers and designers to develop apps based on...

2013-10-01 17:59:42

Long-lived citation benefit, and an increase in data reuse over time is seen for gene expression studies A new study finds that papers with data shared in public gene expression archives received increased numbers of citations for at least five years. The large size of the study allowed the researchers to exclude confounding factors that have plagued prior studies of the effect and to spot a trend of increasing dataset reuse over time. The findings will be important in persuading...

2013-09-30 23:02:44

New research paper titled "Open Data as a Foundation for Innovation: The Enabling Effect of Free Public Sector Information for Entrepreneurs" connects feasibility for Internet entrepreneurial startups to access to Open Data. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 A new research paper titled "Open Data as a Foundation for Innovation: The Enabling Effect of Free Public Sector Information for Entrepreneurs" by Dr. Erik Lakomaa of Stockholm School of Economics and Dr. Jan...

2013-09-05 04:21:35

LONDON and BOSTON, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reputation-enhancing, cost-efficient solution to fulfill mandates to self-archive and share research data Figshare [http://www.figshare.com ] today announces the launch of Figshare for Institutions - a simple and cost-effective software solution for academic and higher education establishments to both securely host and make publicly available its academic research outputs....

2013-06-28 12:21:55

CLEVELAND, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NIST Material Measurement Laboratory and ASM International, through its Computational Materials Data Network, have formed a collaboration: the Structural Materials Data Demonstration Project. The project will establish a data repository focused on metallic structural materials, leveraging the overlapping interests and strengths of the two organizations. The data repository, housed in the Materials Data Laboratory of the...

2013-05-14 23:27:24

Socrata offers free access to its open data platform, API tools, data hosting, and technology support to National Day of Civic Hacking events across the country. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Socrata (http://www.socrata.com), a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today announced its sponsorship of the National Civic Day of Hacking. Scheduled for June 1st and 2nd, the event is made up of nearly 90 local, community...