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Welcome to the data.europa academy, your knowledge hub for open data! Discover the free learning offer and increase your digital and data skills.

Our open data courses are structured along four themes: policy, impact, technology, and data quality. These four themes cover topics ranging from the open data basics to new trends and challenges in the open data landscape. You can search for and filter courses based on your interests.

The data.europa academy curriculum is constantly updated with new learning material based on research and best practices.

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    Sustainable business models based on public data resources

    This course focuses on different approached to create services based on public data resources. Learning objectives: Understand different business models and opportunities for services based on public data resources Understand  how to foster services based on public data resources Enable SMEs, entrepreneurs and data re-users to share and learn different approaches to build and operate services based on public data resources.
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    Policy
    Technology
    Sustainable business models based on public data resources
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    API Guidance: An overview of API technologies and implementation guidance

    This course helps you get a better understanding of API technology and the use of thee API Friendliness Checker. Learning objectives: Understand the basics of API technology and the implementation process Learn concentrated and practical knowledge about developing and deploying an API Learn about APIs that are of interest to many users due to their functions and exemplary API design principles Learn about the data.europa.eu API Being able to apply the API Friendliness Checker Gather comprehensive feedback on your API against essential quality and usability criteria.
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    Technology
    API Guidance: An overview of API technologies and implementation guidance
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    • Reading
    • E-learning
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    Open data platforms

    This course helps you get a better understanding of open data platforms. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and the importance of open data platforms Learn about the future of open data portals
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    Technology
    Open data platforms
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    Open data formats

    This course focuses on getting a better understanding of different open data formats. Learning objectives: Understand the definition of data formats. Emphasising the difference between data structures and data formats. Recognise specific data types, such as legislative, statistical and geographic data, which require special treatment.
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    Technology
    Quality
    Open data formats
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    • Reading
    • E-learning
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    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
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    Impact
    Assessing the impact of public data resources
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    Cleaning open data

    This course explains why, when working with data, it is important to know how to find errors and correct them to make the data more useful. Learning objectives: Understand why cleaning data is important Understand common data errors
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    Impact
    cleaning open data
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    Current challenges related to data protection and data governance

    The material included in this course will provide you with a deeper understanding of European data protection land and the Data Governance Act.  Learning objectives: Learn how European data protection law (notably the GDPR) impacts the possibility of sharing data sets containing personal data Understand the impact of the recent Schrems II decision on international data sharing Learn what approaches to data governance are applied to resolve some of these issues (including via the proposed Data Governance Act
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    Policy
    data protection and data governance
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    Data provenance & lineage: technical guidance on the tracing of data

    This course focuses on tracing data. Learning objectives: Understand the definition and importance of data provenance and lineage Understand common applications areas and challenges Gather insights into approaches that allow the tracing of data provenance and lineage.
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    Technology
    Data provenance & lineage: technical guidance on the tracing of data
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    Finding hidden data on the web

    This course focuses on finding data that is hidden from the human eye. Learning objective: Understand the definition and importance of locating hidden data on the web
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    Technology
    Finding hidden data on the web
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    Homogenisation of data assets across borders and sectors

    This course focuses on standardisation or homogenisation of datasets to ensure interoperability. Learning objectives: Learn best practices of top-down and bottom-up initiatives where standardisation or homogenisation of data publication is happening. Understand how dataset homogenisation would lead to better interoperability and disrupt data silos.
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    Technology
    Homogenisation of data assets across borders and sectors