To address today's many complex societal challenges - from high levels of migration to climate change - we need to increase the accessibility and responsible use of a variety of data sources. Governments and institutions are increasingly adopting data-driven approaches, but many of the most valuable datasets for problem-solving are held by private sector actors.
To unlock and exchange corporate data for public good new types of public private partnerships are emerging: Data Collaboratives. While we have documented and analyzed numerous examples of data collaboratives (see Data Collaboratives Explorer) many questions remain, including, for instance:
The Data Collaboratives Research Network aims to connect researchers from around the globe working to deepen our understanding of how Data Collaboratives work (or don’t work) and translate those insights into practical recommendations moving forward.
The Data Collaboratives Research Network aims to
The network is open to all researchers interested in Data Collaboratives.
To join the Network, fill out the form below with your name, email, affiliation and research focus area. Once a month we will circulate a Network newsletter with updates from members and the Data Collaboratives space as a whole.
Questions? Feel free to contact Stefaan@thegovlab.org.