ONLINE Ireland OD Initiative - Introduction to Open Data (4 Oct 22)

ONLINE Ireland OD Initiative - Introduction to Open Data (4 Oct 22)

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Training provided under the Ireland’s Open Data Initiative and as set out in Ireland’s Open Data Strategy 2017-2022

About this event


General Introduction to Open Data

Cost: €75 (payable by invoice)

Duration: 1 day, 1000-1600 (1 hour lunch break)

Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022

Link to join: Shared with attendees prior to the event

The core purpose is to develop knowledge and understanding of what open data is and what it means for the citizen and the public sector.

Open Data Theory & Best Practice

  • Introductions - Brief intro from our trainers
  • The new Open Data Directive - Open Data is now Mandatory!?
  • Examples of publication
  • Open Data benefits & business cases

Practical Applications & Next Steps

  • Practical publication - 10 step process
  • Open Data Governance & Organisational Readiness
  • Open Data engagement - engaging and promoting open data
  • Stop Start Continue - steps for going forward
  • Questions - Managed Q&A session

Courses are for all Public Service employees and groups of employees (for full organisation eligibility, please see below).

Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like to create a tailored training programme for your organisation.

Training provided under the Irish Government Open Data Initiative to enable public sector bodies to meet their obligations under the Open Data and reuse of Public Sector Information Directive 2019 and Ireland’s Open Data Strategy 2017-2022.


The following public service bodies are eligible to access this training Framework:

  • Ministers of the Government of Ireland, Central Government Departments, Offices and non-commercial Agencies and Organisations which have a formal reporting and legal relationship to Central Government Departments, including all local authorities in Ireland (themselves including regional assemblies, local enterprise boards and library bodies)
  • Contracting authorities in the Irish health sector including but not limited to the Health Service Executive (HSE); the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and HSE funded Agencies delivering health & personal social services funded by more than 50% from Exchequer funds
  • Contracting authorities which are Third Level Educational Institutions (including universities, institutes of technology and members of the Education Procurement Service)
  • Contracting authorities which are Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and ETB schools, and primary, post-primary, special and secondary schools as well as ETBs acting on behalf of schools
  • An Garda Síochána
  • The Irish Prison Service
  • The Defence Forces

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