Open Data refers to that data which is open for anyone to access, modify, reuse, and share. The world has grown increasingly data-driven, but not all data is readily accessible. The Open Data initiative is an effort to remove restrictions on the access and use of data, enabling the realization of data-driven solutions in business and governance, academics and healthcare. Open Data allows for a more comprehensive understanding of global problems and universal issues.
Listed below are sources of Open Data that can be used for research purposes –
- Kenya Open Data
- Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)
- Kenya Data Portal
- African Open Data Network
- World Bank Open Data
- World Health Organization (WHO) Open Data Repository
- Google Public Data Explorer
- Google Dataset Search
- European Union Open Data Portal
- UNICEF Dataset
- WHO (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard (New)
- NextStrain (New)
- Covid-19 Visualizer (New)
Open Data is taking prominence as the world gradually embraces open systems. Countries, organizations, and institutions need to leverage open data in order to gain a competitive edge and play a notable role in the future.