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Microsoft, the Open Data Institute Launch a Peer Learning Network


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Microsoft, the Open Data Institute Launch a Peer Learning Network

In partnership with the Open Data Institute (ODI), Microsoft has launched a new Peer Learning Network for Data Collaborations. The Peer Learning Network will help the participants learn from each other to address the challenges they face more effectively.

The Network launched by Microsoft and the ODI will have up to 5 existing or recently founded data collaborations. The collaborations will contribute to the growth of the participants by answering important questions regarding privacy considerations critical during data sharing, data collaboration with less sensitive datasets, principles that can foster data accessibility, and more.

“We’re excited about this new initiative and look forward to sharing learnings so other data collaborations can benefit and accelerate their work,” wrote Microsoft in its blog.

Awardees in the Peer Learning Network can receive up to £20,000 for their time over the six months of participation. Additionally, they will have the chance to learn about and receive guidance from the ODI and Microsoft on different technical approaches, governance mechanisms, and other means for managing data collaborations. The participants in the Peer Learning Network can include a collaboration of companies, research institutions, non-profits, and/or government entities.


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