Thursday 12 October, 2 - 4pm

Location: School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University, Room 1.01

Event Type: In-person

Price: Free, registration required


Data, and the systems that underpin it, are transforming our world. This has opened up incredible possibilities, but also significant challenges and risks.

To respond to this, Open Data Manchester have brought together people from across Greater Manchester to create a Declaration on Responsible and Intelligent Data Practice. These 23 principles are about how to realise the benefits of data use, whilst countering the risks. They were signed by organisations including Bolton Council, Wigan Council, the Co-Operative Group and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

This was two years ago now, and a lot has changed since. Open Data Manchester thinks it’s time for a refresh. So, they need your help to think about how data use is changing our world, and how we should respond. Your ideas will be used to update the declaration.

Who is this event for?

You don’t need to be an expert to take part in these workshops. If you are interested in how data is used, and you want to shape how it’s used in Greater Manchester, then this is for you.

We are running six workshops, targeted at different groups. This particular event is targeted mainly at academics. We encourage you to join the session most relevant to your background. However, we want everyone to have a voice in this process, so feel free to sign up for any one session you can make. You can find out about other sessions through our project blogpost.

What will happen on the day?

Open Data Manchester have designed activities to hear your views about:

  • The risks and benefits around how data is used.
  • What has changed in the last two years.
  • How to prevent, or mitigate, risks and realise the benefits.

We hope it will be an enjoyable and interesting discussion. The activities have been designed to allow anyone to take part.

Code of conduct

Everyone is welcome at Open Data Manchester events. Please take a minute to read their code of conduct.


Refreshments will be provided, but we recommend that you grab something to eat beforehand.

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