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.

Open Data for Public Good Seminar

21 Feb 2014Shauna O'Neill ICTOpen Data

NICVA held its first session looking at Open Data on Friday, 21 February 2014.  The session brought a range of speakers to look at the concept of open data and how it can be used for public good.

NICVA launches guide to data protection

7 Aug 2013ICTOpen Data, Data protection

Following on from NICVA's recent seminars on data protection, we have produced a new guide to data protection with the aim of helping voluntary and community organisations get to grips with this aspect of their information management strategy.

What can the Census offer the sector?

13 Feb 2013Andrea Thornbury Research, ICTOpen Data

NICVA brought together the statisticians and the sector to see what the Census has to offer, what information can be mined from it and how it might help form evidence based policy positions.

Census 2011

11 Dec 2012Andrea Thornbury ResearchOpen Data

It’s been a very exciting day in NICVA's policy and research team following the release of the 2011 Census data.