The Rey Juan Carlos University and ASEDIE join forces to create the Open Data Reuse Observatory

Published by Álvaro Hernández Tamurejo

In a significant milestone for the advancement of the Data Economy, the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and the Multisectorial Information Association (ASEDIE) have consolidated their commitment to innovation and knowledge by signing an agreement for the creation of the Observatory in Open Data Reuse. This new observatory was born with the vision of catalyzing progress and transparency in the Infomediary field, highlighting the importance of the data-based economy.

This observatory seeks to promote understanding of the benefits that open data brings to society, support the transparency and accessibility of information, and promote training in the data ecosystem. Additionally, it focuses on promoting collaboration between key actors such as public administration, civil society, and the academic world to generate public and social value.

This project was announced after the successful 15th International Conference on Public Sector Information Reuse, which served as a prelude to the launch of the observatory. The conference, under the motto "Learning from the past, we build the future of data", reflects the collaborative spirit that ASEDIE and the URJC seek to promote.

Coinciding with the signing of the agreement, ASEDIE presented last Monday the first report within the framework of the observatory in the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, focused on the economic impact of geospatial data. This report highlights the importance of data in areas such as transport and sustainable mobility, underscoring the critical role of information in urban planning and development.

The IV report on data reuse in Spain will be presented at the COTEC Foundation and within the framework of the observatory on March 19, 2024. This report, prepared by prominent members of the OPENINNOVA research group, is the result of a continuous effort since 2016 to measure the quality of open data and its reuse potential. The metric developed, MELODA, has become a reference for both public administrations and companies and the reports generated so far by the team are cited in the European Union's Open Data Reuse reports, evidencing the tangible impact of the work of this research group.

The URJC and ASEDIE invite the academic community, professionals in the sector and the general public to participate and contribute to this exciting project, which promises to open new doors to knowledge and innovation in the knowledge society.

Last modified on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 17:47