Citizen-centric access to statistics

Reference number 2010-02440
Coordinator Stockholms universitet - Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration December 2010 - December 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The overall goal of the project was: ´To investigate the possibilities to define an easy-to-use, powerful, and flexible standard interface for communication of statistical data and metadata between the dissemination databases of statistics producers (statistical agencies) and citizen-centric applications, developed by entrepreneurs or by citizens themselves.´ This has been done, as documented in the final report.

Results and expected effects

´The project should result in (i) conclusions concerning the problems, opportunities, and possible solutions of citizen-centric access to statistics; (ii) the establishment of an international network of people and organisations engaged in citizen-centric access to statistics; (iii) proposals for full-scale implementation projects to be submitted to the next phase of the Nordic-Baltic initiative and/or in response to EU R&D calls.´ This has been done, as documented in the final report.

Approach and implementation

´A consortium consisting of members from Estonia, Iceland, and Sweden will run the project in the form of a network. In addition to the consortium members, interested entrepreneurs and other actors from government agencies and private business, even outside the Nordic-Baltic countries, will be invited to participate in the network. Three major seminars will be organised in Estonia, Iceland, and Sweden during 2011.´ This has been done.

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