Open News, Events, Blogs


The COIWeb aggregates news, opinions and developments from various research sources around the world, including:    
  • The Open Data Research Network  hosted by the Web Foundation, 
  • World Bank Open Data & ICT4D Blogs
  • Open Knowledge Foundation
  • GovLabs @ NYU


The Governance Lab @ NYU

Left to Right: Emily Courey Pryor (Executive Director, Data2X), Anousheh Ansari (CEO, XPrize Foundation), Vivienne Ming (Co-Founder, Socos Labs), Stefaan Verhulst (Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab at NYU). Photo credit: Data2X. By Andrew J. Zahuranec, Michelle Winowatan, and Stefaan Verhulst Five years ago, the...

By Andrew J. Zahuranec and Michelle Winowatan A new decade is on the horizon and, with it, an opportunity to revisit old practices and embrace new ones. For data-driven organizations looking for new ways to work more openly, effectively, and legitimately, much of this reflection has centered on data collaboration. Coined by The GovLab in 2015,...

This article was written by Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister of Taiwan, and was originally published in The New York Times. Hundreds of young activists occupied Taiwan’s legislature in 2014 to oppose a new trade pact with Beijing (Credit: WallySantana/Associated Press) Democracy improves as more people participate. And...

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Fellows Programme is training early career researchers to become champions of the Frictionless Data tools and approaches in their field. Fellows will learn about Frictionless Data, including how to use Frictionless Data tools in their domains to improve reproducible research workflows, and how to...

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day! Open Data Day is the yearly event where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data. The next edition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. Over the last decade, this event has evolved from a small group of people in a few...

The Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Fellows Programme is training early career researchers to become champions of the Frictionless Data tools and approaches in their field. Fellows will learn about Frictionless Data, including how to use Frictionless Data tools in their domains to improve reproducible research workflows, and how to...

The Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Fellows Programme is training early career researchers to become champions of the Frictionless Data tools and approaches in their field. Fellows will learn about Frictionless Data, including how to use Frictionless Data tools in their domains to improve reproducible research workflows, and how to...

In September, Ethiopia adopted a national open access policy for higher education institutions. In a guest blog on the EIFL website, Dr Solomon Mekonnen Tekle, librarian at Addis Ababa University Library, organiser of the Open Knowledge Ethiopia group and EIFL Open Access Coordinator in Ethiopia, celebrates the adoption of the policy. This is a...

The Frictionless Data team is excited to participate in #Hacktoberfest 2019! Hacktoberfest is a month-long event where people from around the world contribute to open source software (and – you can win a t-shirt!). How does it work? All October, the Frictionless Data repositories will have issues ready for contributions from the open source...

ICT-Pulse

Caribbean governments are continually trying to identify additional sources of revenue for their respective countries. There has been a proposal for Caribbean governments to tax digital commerce. We outline some reasons why it should not be pursued.    This past October, Ministers of Finance from across the Caribbean region attended the 2019...