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Data Management Principles and Trusted Data Repositories/Lynn Woolfrey

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Data Management Principles and Trusted Data Repositories/Lynn Woolfrey

  1. 1. LYNN WOOLFREY CODATA-ASSAF WORKSHOP ON OPEN DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, HOTEL CARLTON, ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, 5 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2017
  2. 2. “Information becomes more valuable the more it is used. We in the policy-making world need to understand better how the economics of information differs from the economics of inherently scarce physical goods— and use it to advance our policy goals”
  3. 3. The New Data Agenda The 2013 UN post-MDG report notes that government data in developing countries is not easy to find or use. The report calls for a revolution in data publishing, in which national data is made widely available to support policy research. How can governments revolutionise the use of national data to achieve their policy goals?
  4. 4. MAKING A DATA REVOLUTION DATA MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICE
  5. 5. Invest in National Data Infrastructure • Open Data Policies • Funding for staff and facilities to make Open Data possible Policy and Funding • Internet backbones • High-performance computing • Open Data portals Technological • Data services • Training Centres • National and regional helpdesks Institutional • IT programmers and technicians • Data curators • Quantitative researchers Human Resource
  6. 6. Adopt Open Data Principles
  7. 7. Examples of Open Data Principles 1996 Bermuda Principles At a summit in Bermuda, leaders of the Human Genome Project agreed on a revolutionary set of principles requiring all DNA sequence data be publicly accessible 24 hours after generation 2010 Open Government Data Principles Accessibility (non-discrimination, non-payment, open standards Completeness Primacy Timeliness Machine-readability Permanence
  8. 8. Data Quality Principles Comparability Accessibility Primacy Accuracy Security Timeliness Interpretability
  9. 9. Requirements for Certification of Data Repositories The data are accessible The data are in a usable format The data are reliable The data are identified in a unique and persistent way WDS-Data Seal of Approval Certification
  10. 10. DataFirst shares South African government data from an Open Data repository at UCT Photo: Jade Gibson, 2014
  11. 11. We train African Data Managers in Open Data best practice Photo: Jade Gibson, 2014
  12. 12. We received the Data Seal of Approval in 2014
  13. 13. SETTING UP AN OPEN DATA COMPLIANT DATA REPOSITORY
  14. 14. DATE NAME DATA PRINCIPLE - Data should be: Accessible Inter- operable Machine readable Timely Secure Interpretable Permanent Discoverable Non- discriminatory Complete Primary Data should be online and easy to find Access should be on equal terms Data should be made available in their entirety Primary, not aggregate data Standardised open formats Structured to allow automated processing Shared in a timely manner Protection of privacy of data subjects Good data documentation Preserved and shared in the long term 1996 Bermuda Principles Genomics data x x x x x 1997 Data quality principles Government data x x x x x 2007 OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding Data from publicly funded research x x x x x x x x x 2007 Sebastopol Principles - 8 fundamental principles for open government data Government data x x x x x x x x 2010 10 Open Government Data principles Government data x x x x x x x x x 2014 FAIR Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re- usable) Research data x x x x x x 2015 ICSU-WDS Data Sharing Principles Research data x x
  15. 15. Discovery and Access via our Data Site
  16. 16. QUESTIONS? lynn.woolfrey@uct.ac.za www.datafirst.uct.ac.za

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