eResearch Australasia 2016, Melbourne 10-13 October 2016

We were delighted to contribute to the discussion at this year’s eResearch Australasia in Melbourne from 10-13 October 2016.  Our CEO Maree Adshead co-presented the topic “Open Wide: Demonstrating Quality and Building Trust in Open Data” with Gavin Kennedy of QCIF. Maree’s lightning talk at the QCIF booth during the afternoon break (below). Talking Open Data […]

Open Government Partnership – Australia

The Australian Government’s first Open Government National Action Plan is now in place! Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan was submitted to the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris in December 2016. A full copy of the Plan is available here. The creation of a National Action Plan is part of the commitment the […]

The Solomon Lecture & Right to Information Day, 28 September 2016

Right to Information Day Right to Information Day is celebrated annually across Australia and around the world on 28 September. Queensland marks this occasion by acknowledging the contribution of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) to facilitating greater and easier access to government-held information. This year’s theme ‘Open government in action’ will […]


September 2016 Newsletter

Our  September 2016 newsletter focuses on Open Data, Open Conversations and the opportunities available to have your say and shape the future of Open Data in Queensland. Other highlights include: September lunchtime lecture, the deep-dive Policy workshops, and training workshops Congratulations to all of the winners and participants of GovHack, find the inspiring projects in the hackerspace. In […]

Seeking your input – an Open Data Policy for Queensland

Open Data, Open Conversations – Inspiring a more informed Queensland The Queensland Government has partnered with ODI Queensland to reach out to the whole Queensland community and beyond to seek feedback to help shape a new Open Data Policy for Queensland. “A word about open data” – we asked Queenslanders participating in this process to […]

Lunchtime Lecture: “New data to unlock important economic insights for Australian businesses” – 15 September

Our September lunchtime lecture is a unique opportunity to better understand new, high-value data developed by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation & Science. Our guest presenter Andrew Lalor is the Department’s General Manager of the Data Management and Analytics Taskforce. At this lunchtime lecture, Andrew will particularly showcase the Enhanced Analytical Business Longitudinal Database (EABLD). The Commonwealth Department […]


Super-charging Open Data & Innovation in Queensland

Open Data Institute secures partnership with Qld Government The Open Data Institute Queensland (ODI Qld) has secured a two-year, $400,000 funding partnership with the Queensland Government, announced today by Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch. In less than two years of operation, the non-profit node of the ODI global network has […]

Working with Data 101

Working with Data 101 – 19 October 2016

Working with Data 101 Want to learn how to find, clean and prepare data for your project? Working with Data: 101 will get you started with the concepts, tools and techniques you need to kick start your open data project. Course aim This workshop will teach you about data structures, tools such as regular expressions […]

Dave Keys

Using Data with Tableau Public – 24 November 2016

Using Data with Tableau Public is a full day training workshop that teaches you how to access and blend open data to create beautiful visualisations and interactive dashboards. Our guest trainer is Dave Keys, managing director of Key Data Consulting and experienced Tableau trainer. Workshop modules: Evaluation of data sources, data formats and preparing data for use […]

New features on Queensland’s open data portal

Users of open data, your feedback has been heard!  The Queensland Government’s open data portal has been enhanced with handy new features.  We thought we’d explain the new features, so you can make the most of them. Optional user registration – Open data users are now able to register on the portal. This allows users to “follow” […]

ODI Queensland Connect

ODI Connect – 9 August 2016

Tuesday 9 August, 4:30-5:30pm ODI Connect is our quarterly series designed especially for Members, Supporters, Foundation Sponsors and guests of ODI Queensland. These events are a unique opportunity to gather and network with fellow open data friends, listen to an inspiring talk on a thought-provoking topic, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the end of the […]


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