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Open Data - ensuring analytical data serve the public good30-Sep-11Errol Street, London

As the Cabinet Office formally consults on its strategy to make UK Government more transparent through the concept of open data, the data community are contemplating the best strategies to ensure that government data actually do serve the public good.

On 30 September 2011, Director Matthew Woollard shared a case study from the UK Data Archive at a day-long event hosted by the Royal Statistical Society. The programme details are below, along with links to the presentation slides and the Cabinet Office's consultation pages.