open-science

Including Indicators from Arab Barometer in Our Observatory

A new version of the retroharmonize R package – which is working with retrospective, ex post harmonization of survey data – was released yesterday after peer-review on CRAN. It allows us to compare opinion polling data from the Arab Barometer with the Eurobarometer and Afrorbarometer. This is the first version that is released in the rOpenGov community, a community of R package developers on open government data analytics and related topics.

Open Data - The New Gold Without the Rush

If open data is the new gold, why even those who release fail to reuse it? We created an open collaboration of data curators and open-source developers to dig into novel open data sources and/or increase the usability of existing ones. We transform reproducible research software into research- as-service.

Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era

Our Digital Music Observatory contributes to the Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era project with understanding the level of justified and unjustified differences in rightsholder earnings, and putting them into a broader music economy context.

Analyze Locally, Act Globally: New regions R Package Release

There are numerous advantages of switching from a national level of the analysis to a sub-national level comes with a huge price in data processing, validation and imputation, and the regions package aims to help this process.

Open Data is Like Gold in the Mud Below the Chilly Waves of Mountain Rivers

Open data is like gold in the mud below the chilly waves of mountain rivers. Panning it out requires a lot of patience, or a good machine. I think we will come to as surprising and strong findings as Bellingcat, but we are not focusing on individual events and stories, but on social and environmental processes and changes.

Join Copernicus Climate Data Store Data with Socio-Economic and Opinion Poll Data

In this series of blogposts we will show how to collect environmental data from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Data Store, and bring it to a data format that you can join with Eurostat’s socio-economic and environmental data.

Economic and Environment Impact Analysis, Automated for Data-as-Service

rOpenGov, Reprex, and other open collaboration partners teamed up to build on our expertise of open source statistical software development further: we want to create a technologically and financially feasible data-as-service to put our reproducible research products into wider user for the business analyst, scientific researcher and evidence-based policy design communities. Our new release will help with automated economic impact and environmental impact analysis.