There has been a growing interest in 'big data' - large, fast-moving, and complex datasets - and 'open data' - data shared online, usually by public bodies.
The combination of these different data sources, and in particular the linkage together of different data sources, provides both great opportunities and challenges to third sector organisations.Many third sector organisations themselves are also increasingly generating large administrative datasets related to service provision, volunteering, and fundraising, for example.
This network has been set up as part of a workshop programme funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute on "Big Data and the Third Sector" in order to help build networks of collaboration with academics, third sector practitioners and policy-makers.
Read our Case Study: How Data is Helping one Small Charity ‘Work Smarter’
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