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May 2013

A “big data” health research centre at the University of Oxford has been announced.
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April 2013

Open data could be "as powerful a tool to the voluntary sector as to any", according to the Minister for Civil Society - The Guardian
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April 2013

The Postcode Address File will remain the property of the Royal Mail after privatisation, despite hopes it might be put into the public domain - Information Age
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March 2013

The Japanese Government will be launching its National Open Data Portal as part of its commitment to create an environment where data is used by citizens to promote innovation, creative industries and knowledge-based services - Asia Pacific Future Gov
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March 2013

Survey shows most public servants know open data is important, but 78% don't understand the government initiative's benefits - The Guardian
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March 2013

A look at how data scientists have analysed open data released by the NHS - journalism.co.uk
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January 2013

This portal is about transparency, open government and innovation. The European Commission Data Portal provides access to open public data from the European Commission. It also provides access to data of other Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies at their request.
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January 2013

What can be accomplished in a year? A lot. 2012 was a great year for the Government’s Transparency and Open Data agenda and there is a huge amount in store for 2013.
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January 2013

Every month the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces a set of rolling employment figures. Before the credit crunch and downturn these were largely ignored but as the UK's depression has deepened, every month's release has become a moment of truth for the government.
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December 2012

Two good news for the open government data community coming from the USA regarding the opening up of government data in machine-readable way in January 2013.  

1) White House to mandate machine-readable open data

2) U.S. House makes legislative data more open to the people in XML

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