Open Data

Open Data is data that for anyone can use, reuse and share. We think that open data (and the use of data in general) brings huge benefits to the voluntary and community sector, as well as society in Northern Ireland. That's why we run the Detail Data project and ODI Belfast.

Multiple Sclerosis: the wait to be seen

15 Feb 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data, Health, Multiple Sclerosis

The mental and physical health of thousands of people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Ireland is being put at risk by long waits for appointments with specialist doctors.

Data Fridays

4 Feb 2016Stephen Gray Detail Data, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CommunicationsOpen Data, Data protection, Data Fridays

Once a month we focus on a data related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in the age of digital transformation.

Building on the Past – What does the future hold?

1 Feb 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data, Lobbying

Our Building on the Past journalism project was born out of the removal of a previously available database from the Department of the Environment website – the antithesis of open data.

Access Research Knowledge on Northern Ireland's social issues

5 Jan 2016Bob Harper Detail DataDetail Data, Open Data, Open Data Portal, Research, Social Issues, Social Policy

You can now access over 15 years of social information from ARK Northern Ireland on the Detail Data Portal.

Open Data and the Impact on Grant Funding

11 Nov 2015Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data, Granting Making Trusts, ODI Belfast, Detail Data

Open Data is an increasingly large part of the funding landscape here in Northern Ireland. Building ChangesTrust's Robbie Best has been out and about to find out more...

Building on the past: Is government doing enough to protect historic sites?

9 Nov 2015Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data, Open Government

Almost 500 historic buildings across NI are deemed to be at risk, according to figures obtained by Detail Data

Public perceptions of charities, using open data

1 Oct 2015Bob Harper Detail DataOpen Data, Policy

One of the many benefits of Open Data is that users are free to combine and explore similarities between overlapping datasets.

Open Government Meets The Environment - Ann Allen

24 Sep 2015Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Government, Open Data

"Citizens are demanding that the state should be their servant and that information that governments hold should be open for everyone to see.” Rt. Hon Francis Maude

ODI Belfast launches at CultureTECH

17 Sep 2015Andrea Thornbury Detail DataOpen Data

Northern Ireland’s first Open Data Institute (ODI) Node has launched at CultureTECH.

Detail Data holds first Open Data in a Day training course

4 Sep 2015Bob Harper Detail DataTraining, Open Data

The Detail Data project hosted its first 'Open Data in a Day' training for participants from the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.