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Are universities as open as they should be?

If we win the election,” a younger looking, tie-less David Cameron told a trendy TED conference three years ago, “we are going to make all spending over £25,000 transparent and available online and searchable for anyone to see.”The future prime minister guaranteed a slew of data to allow citizens to discover the risk of infection in the local hospital or how likely they were to be mugged when popping to the shops. This information would empower people to improve their public services by holding organisations to account, Cameron argued. If there was a moment when the open data movement – and its cousin, the transparency agenda – went mainstream in the UK, this was it.

via Are universities as open as they should be? | Features | Times Higher Education.

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