Open Data Nation works with municipalities that publish open data to:

Make data-driven decisions,

Generate a return on investment in data, and

Operate more efficiently.
 


IN THE NEWS

Open Data Nation's work on food safety systems
was recently featured in The Atlantic.

 
 

To learn how Open Data Nation can help your city predict
more food violations sooner, visit our Analytics Services page.  


 
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CROWDSOURCE SOLUTIONS

Engaging the public in civic problem-solving takes deliberate action. Open Data Nation works with you to:

  • Assess demand for unpublished datasets

  • Prioritize data for publication

  • Get feedback on published data

  • Get to know those who use open data for various purposes

 
 

We offer Open Data Office Hours and other classes that help people about open data resources and get the support they need to use them. LEARN MORE

 

 

PREPARE EMPLOYEES TO USE OPEN DATA

Putting open data to work takes know-how. Open Data Nation can help by:

  • Explaining the benefits and challenges of publicizing open data

  • Clarifying how to publish data publicly

  • Alleviating concerns about publishing data

  • Teaching employees about data analytics

 
 

We design trainings like Speed Data-ing, an approach modeled on speed dating that matches those who publish data with those who use it. Speed Data-ing encourages employees to exchange knowledge, build connections, & find support from one another. LEARN MORE

 

 

EVALUATE OPEN DATA FOR INSIGHTS

Creating new knowledge and value from open data requires strategic analysis. Open Data Nation will show you how to:

  • Get returns on investments in open data
  • Deploy limited resources more efficiently

  • Adopt and adapt open data initiatives from elsewhere

 
 

We pilot efforts that put open data to good use in multiple cities. One example is Operation Yuck, a food inspection forecasting initiative that uses open data to deploy city inspectors more efficiently so they can do their work more effectively. LEARN MORE

 

 

REACH NEW AUDIENCES

Reaching target audiences requires strategic communications. Open Data Nation helps you:

  • Communicate what data are available and how they can be accessed

  • Connect with key stakeholders, including the private sector, young people, and entrepreneurs

  • Use stories to show how open data can inform policy, improve communities, and transform business practices for the better

 
 

We design a communications strategy for each client that is tailored to reach key demographics. In Cambridge, MA our approach increased views of open data by +1900% and generated positive press from the Boston Globe, Boston.com, & BostInno, among others. LEARN MORE