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Assessing the impact of public data resources

Assessing the impact of public data resources

This course focusses on the impact that is created by open data, such as political, environmental, social, or economic impact. The training material outlines the importance of measuring open data impact, but also highlights its complexity.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of defining and measuring open data impact
  • Get a basic understanding of how to assess the impact of public data resources re-use
  • Learn about existing approaches to measuring economic, social, and environmental impact, including their commonalities and differences
  • Understand the value of a joint European approach and how to collaboratively shape it
Format
Webinar
Reading
E-learning
Videos
Theme
Impact

Webinar

Data.europe.eu (formerly European Data Portal) hosted the webinar "Opportunities for Value Creation in Europe: The Economic Impact of Open Data" to discuss the findings of the Economic Impact of Open Data 2020 report.

In the webinar, the primary authors of the study - Esther Huyer and Laura van Knippenberg - highlighted the key findings of the report. In particular, they focused on the:

  • Efficiency gains of open data
  • Economic component and social benefits of open data
  • Expected growth of the open data market size and employment
  • 7 key learnings of the study

For further questions, check out the questions section (Q&A) of the webinar.

Reading

Creating value through open data

Estimated reading time:
5.5h
Language:
English
The aim of this study is to collect, assess and aggregate economic evidence to forecast the benefits of the re-use of open data for the EU28+. Four key indicators are measured: direct market size, number of jobs created, cost savings, and efficiency gains. A series of recommendations is put forward to help governments keep track of the direct and indirect benefits of their policies.

Re-using open data

Estimated reading time:
5h
Language:
English
The objective of this report is to understand how organisations, primarily within the private sector, use open data and what business models have been developed around its re-use. To access open data, mostly national open data portals are used, followed by directly accessing the public administrations themselves. The report concludes on a series of recommendations to overcome barriers for open data re-use for both the public and private sector.

The economic impact of open data: Opportunities for value creation in Europe

Estimated reading time:
6h
Language:
English
The report researches the value created by open data in Europe. It considers how the open data market size is distributed along different sectors and how many people are employed due to open data. The efficiency gains from open data, such as potential lives saved, time saved, environmental benefits, and improvement of language services, as well as associated potential costs savings are explored and quantified where possible. Finally, the report also considers examples and insights from open data re-use in organisations.

Economic benefit of open data

Estimated reading time:
2h
Language:
English
The report quotes the various studies that have been conducted and/or commissioned to assess the potential that open data holds for governments, economies, and societies as a whole. Several of these studies focus on the macroeconomic and microeconomic impact of open data across Europe and quantify this economic potential. The assessments provide a series of scenarios estimating the economic impact of open data at national, European and global level.

E-learning

Achieving impact with open data

Duration:
0.2h
Language:
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish

Measuring success in open data initiatives

Duration:
0.2h
Language:
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Swedish