Currently, nearly 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition and can be found in every corner of the globe. That’s one in every nine people, with the majority being women and children. The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. A core principle behind GODAN is that a solution to Zero Hunger lies within existing, but often unavailable, agriculture and nutrition data.
The second GODAN Capacity Building webinar was on “Publishing open data from an organisational point of view” and was lead by GODAN Action colleagues from the Open Data Institute  in London.
Webinar Speaker – Dr David Tarrant joined the Open Data Institute from the University of Southampton where he was a Lecturer in the Web and Internet Science Group. David has over 12 years of experience with the open agenda including a PhD on measuring the impact of open science. Before leaving the University, David created the first undergraduate course focussing on open data science.
The recording of the webinar is now available at https://youtu.be/WXUSBU6cRAo
This webinar focussed on key aspects:
– Why publish open data
– What benefit can publishing open data bring
– Why licenses are the most important aspect of publishing open data
– How to start with publishing open data
This webinar will draw on content available in existing eLearning and in particular, will focus on the following eLearning modules available in the European Data Portal.
We shall also be drawing on the following module to outline the importance of staying focused in publication activities.