State hires company to release raw data

By Christine Stuart

HARTFORD, Conn. – For the past five years the Connecticut Data Collaborative has been trying to get the state to give it access to its raw data. Last month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order making that possible.

“We want to get public data that’s useable and accessible in the hands of consumers,” Michelle Riordan-Nold, executive director of the CT Data Collaborative, said Monday at an open data forum at the Hartford Public Library.

She said going from agency to agency to collect the data was time consuming and difficult. The CT Data Collaborative, a project the New Connecticut Foundation, manages CTdata.org, which gives users access to data from federal, state, local and private sources relating to the health, well-being, and economy of the residents of Connecticut.

The information on CTdata.org is provided through CKAN, an open source data portal platform, which can be used, changed, and licensed by anyone.

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