What do data portals do? This initiative explores digital methods and approaches for studying data portals as online devices.
This includes gathering an international research group on data portal studies, as well as developing a prototype tool and open source software library for repurposing data portal metadata in order to examine public sector datafication and the configuration of portals as sites of participation around public data.
For further background on this project see here and:
- Gray, J. W. Y. (2023) What do data portals do? Tracing the politics of online devices for making data public. Data & Policy, 5, E10.