How could data use or reuse help us better prepare for a pandemic or improve access to mental health services? We posed these and other questions to our guests during our launch event last March. The six headlines from global newspapers might not have an obvious connection to data-sharing topics. But, we challenged our guests to join us in discussing how better access to quality data could help solve global problems. Read the full blog from Dr Julia Stamm and Laura Sandor here.
Given the constantly evolving digital landscape, it is crucial for us to adjust and address current requirements while also ensuring that technology is steered towards positive and efficient outcomes - however, the question remains: how can we achieve this? In their 1E9 opinion piece, Dr Julia Stamm and Dr Stefaan G. Verhulst outline ten reasons why we need to change our approach to data and reconsider existing frameworks and governance practices.
As data reuse becomes more prevalent, social licenses for the practice will need to be developed to help fill the gap left by slow-moving regulators and legislators worldwide. In this article, The Data Tank’s Dr Stefaan G Verhulst explores how social licenses will help facilitate responsible data reuse and establish standards of practice for the sector.
Traditionally, a data officer's role was limited to data integrity or the narrow context of internal data governance and management, with a strong emphasis on technical competencies. But according to The Data Tank’s Dr Stefaan G. Verhulst, this is no longer sufficient, especially given the proliferation of data and the increasing potential of data sharing and collaboration. Dr Verhulst instead suggests the new profession of data stewards more accurately reflects the current need to do better with data.
In response to a recent article published by The Data Tank’s Dr Stefaan G Verhulst on the job specs of data stewards (see below), Tim Davies from Connected By Data explores how those in this vital role can better support collective and participatory data governance practices.
More data sharing can benefit society as a whole, but a lack of trust prevents that. A new kind of 'social license' could help." Read this interview (in Dutch) with Dr Julia Stamm and Dr Stefaan Verhulst, published in the published in the Belgian business and economics newspaper De Tijd on why we need to accelerate access to data to address societal challenges.
With the rapid datafication of our world and the ever-growing need to access data for re-use in the public interest, it’s no surprise that the need for data stewards is becoming increasingly more important every day. Organizations across sectors and geographies, from the United Nations Statistics Division to the Government of New Zealand, are all moving towards defining the roles and responsibilities of a data steward within their own unique contexts and use cases.
Every day, the digitalization of our society generates a vast amount of data. But so far, the general public has benefited too little from it. The directors of the new The Data Tank, which is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, explain how we can change this.
Brussels, Belgium, 7 March, 2023 - As the world was celebrating Open Data Day, The Data Tank, a new nonprofit Think and Do Tank, has officially launched yesterday to address the challenges and opportunities of datafication in today’s society.