Welcome to Open Data Manchester

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Open Data Manchester CIC has been leading the way in open data practice since 2010. We advocate for responsible and intelligent data use for a fairer and more equitable society, and support individuals, communities and organisations to do so through a wide and varied programme.

We are a not-for-profit organisation underpinned by a diverse community of expertise. This enables us to uniquely engage with a wide variety of stakeholders and clients, undertaking consultancy and advocacy work, deliver training and events, and developing state-of-the-art research and development programmes.

Ongoing and recent work

Events and training – We run regular events that showcase current practice and develop new skills. These have been for the open data community, public and private sector as well as outreach work with local communities

Declaration for Responsible and Intelligent Data Practice – ongoing work developing fair and ethical practice within data use

Open Standards – we work with a number of organisations implementing or developing data standards in public procurement (OCDS) and grant giving (360 Giving). We have been developing an open standard for waste tracking in partnership with Dsposal for Defra

Open Data Policy – we have recently been working with the Spanish cities of Alcoy and Granada, L’Aquila in Italy and Arad in Romania on the development of open data and digital policy as part of the Digital Cities Challenge for the European Commission

Mapping Mobility – creating new methods to map the experience of accessibility within town centres with AgeUK Stockport, Disability Stockport and Stockport Council

Other talks and seminars

30th May – Mexico Inteligente, Monterrey, Mexico

29th July – Smart City Summer School, L’Aquila, Italy

23rd September – State of the Map, Heidelberg, Germany

24-25th September – Smart Urbanation, Bengaluru, India