Yesterday, at the College of Registrars of Madrid, the work carried out by the team from the Rey Juan Carlos University and the FIWARE Foundation was recognized, their contribution to knowledge of the data ecosystem and awareness of its importance for the whole of society.
The Open Data research team of the high-performance group OPENINNOVA of the URJC made up of Alberto Abella, Marta Ortiz de Urbina Criado, Carmen de Pablos Heredero and Diego García Luna was awarded the Asedie 2022 Award in the category "Promoting Knowledge of Data”, within the framework of the report on the state of open data in Spain III.
"We want to thank you for the collaboration and support we have received from organizations that have participated in the preparation of the report since its inception," explains Professor Carmen de Pablos Heredero excitedly. “The Award has been possible thanks to the union between the URJC and FIWARE, because the researchers who have carried it out come from both institutions, as well as a colleague from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The support of the COTEC Foundation, DesideDatum and ESIC University have been relevant for the preparation and publication of the report” Pablos sentence.
To determine the winner of the award, the jury based its decision on several main points, among them: that the project serves as a tool to support transparency, supports the standardization and harmonization of the information published by the Public Sector, and contributes to the improvement of portals by focusing on areas that need attention, updating or improvement.
“In this third report we highlight the concept of apparent data portal and the reputation ranking that was proposed and is now under development. We believe that both concepts can help boost and improve the quality and, therefore, the potential of open data in Spain” adds De Pablos.
“This recognition is especially important for us because it allows us to value research carried out from the university and its usefulness to create economic and social value. Thanks to Asedie for this recognition that encourages us to continue with this project” ends by saying the professor.