Openness and control in data collaboratives - The case of infomobility platforms

Klievink, A. J. (Speaker)

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Driven by the technological capabilities that ICTs offer, previously closed or proprietary data sets are being opened up and enable new ways to generate value for society as well as the parties that own or offer the data. In this paper, we look at the idea of data collaboratives as a form of partnership for the exchange and integration of data in order to serve public goals. Yet, even in the semi-public sector, data is tied in with vested interests to the parties that would have to collaborate, pushing them to seek instruments of control over data access, use, re-use and governance. This poses a tension with the idea of openness that seems key to create value through data collaboratives. In this paper, we construct an analytical model based on data collaboratives, collaborative forms of governance and inclusive innovation to help understand how processes and governance of data collaborative are shaped. An initial exploration of two cases on infomobility platforms show that although they operate in a comparable context, a prior history of collaboration, institutionalised trust and something we might call an ‘open data mind-set’ makes one the more successful as an open data collaborative than the other.
Period30 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
Event titleEGPA Conference 2017: (Europea Group of Public Administration
Event typeConference
LocationMilan, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational