ONLINE Ireland Open Data Initiative - Introduction to Open Data (June 2021)

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

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Introduction to Open Data

Cost: Free

Duration: 2 hours, 1000-1200

Date: 2nd June 2021

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.
  • Background & Policy - What is Open Data and why is it important.
  • Open Data in Ireland - Progress to date and success stories.
  • Open Data benefits - Case studies and examples.

Practical Applications & Next Steps

  • What data could you share? - Quick task to identify which datasets your organisation could share and the potential benefits.
  • Data audit - Introduction and aims of a data audit.
  • Next steps - Overview of all the current courses available, what are the benefits of attending each course.

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 Ireland’s Open Data Initiative and as set out in 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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