The Center for Open Data Enterprise hosts various types of Open Data Roundtables, which are action-oriented dialogues that bring together government agencies and the organizations that use their data.
Federal agencies face many obstacles in making their data as accessible and usable as possible. Agencies have been working on these goals and the Roundtables will help identify scalable solutions across the government.
In 2016, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Center for Open Data Enterprise co-hosted four Open Data Roundtables as part of a program to inform National Open Data Guidelines. The Roundtables were designed to:
These Roundtables brought together participants from Federal agencies, academic institutions, businesses, and nonprofits. The Roundtables also included experts with technical, policy, and legal backgrounds.
2016 Open Data Roundtables
Recommendations from Data Providers and Data Users
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The Center has also co-hosted eight Federal Agency Open Data Roundtables. These dialogues between data experts inside and outside of individual government agencies help extract the value of their data reserves.
The Open Data Roundtables were originally launched as an initiative of the GovLab at NYU and are now run by the Center for Open Data Enterprise.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
A roundtable to foster a dialogue around the access and use of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) system.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
A roundtable focused on the use of federal spending data.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
A roundtable to maximize the value of VA’s data and further the agency’s mission to support Veterans and their advocates.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
A dialogue with energy entrepreneurs and industry leaders who use Department of Energy open data.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A roundtable with the Department of Transportation: using open data to improve roadway safety.
U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
A dialogue for feedback on ways to improve the patent data system following up on the recommendations from the Department of Commerce roundtable.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Using open data to protect the food supply: A roundtable focused on food resilience in conjunction with the White House Climate Data Initiative.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Working with “America’s data agency” on the potential of open data from the Census Bureau, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, the Patent and Trademark Office, and Bureau of Economic Analysis.