Big Policy Canvas Research Roadmap

[...] * Many efforts have been undertaken by European governments to establish data platforms and of course, the present development in the open data movement contributes to data driven decisions in the public sector, but is the status quo sufficient or what is needed to leverage data for an advanced data based decision support in the public sector? The legislative and political objectives are often neither clear nor discussed in advance. This leads to the fact, that a huge amount of data is certainly available but not the right data sets to assess specific political problems. In that sense, governance structures and frameworks like outcome and target oriented approaches are needed in order to be able to make the right data available and furthermore, to interpret these data bearing in mind societal and legislative goals (Schmeling et al.)