CODE has conducted dozens of Roundtables with government agencies and other partners in the U.S. and internationally. These unique convenings bring together data providers and their data users to help identify high-value datasets, find solutions to data problems, and establish new collaborations. They connect experts from government, nonprofits and NGOs, academia, and the private sector who may never have met before but who share common goals and interests. The Roundtables include presentations, discussions, and highly facilitated breakout sessions to produce actionable recommendations through published reports, which can be found on our Publications page. You can lean more about our Roundtables in this short video featuring CODE's Roundtables Program Manager Paul Kuhne. CODE hosts three types of Roundtables:
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- U.S. Federal Roundtables. CODE has held more than two dozen Roundtables and Workshops with the White House and Federal agencies focusing on topics including medical research and health care, energy and the environment, and the Federal data strategy. They can cover the use of an individual agency’s data, cross-cutting topics and issues that involve multiple agencies, or federal data policy across the government. CODE has had a particular focus on Roundtables for health data sharing, including Roundtables on specific diseases or health conditions, on general data sharing principles, and on the social determinants of health. These Roundtables often involve participants from state and local governments to address how their data programs can best work together with Federal programs.
CODE now hosts most of our Federal Roundtables virtually. Each of our Roundtables typically includes a number of associated activities and publications:
- A Briefing Paper that provides a landscape analysis of current work and challenges in the field
- A public Webinar, livestreamed and recorded for later viewing, with keynote addresses from Federal leaders, and lightning talks on data applications
- A Summary Report with insights from the Roundtable and CODE's recommendations for action
- A Data Hub presenting high-value data resources and analytic models through a searchable, sortable, and easily usable online platform
- Public outreach on the results of the Roundtable through email campaigns, social media, and articles in widely read online publications
See U.S. Federal Roundtable Reports & Publications >
- Independent Roundtables. CODE’s Independent Roundtables represent the initiatives and convenings hosted independently by CODE without government partnerships, but often with government participation. These have included roundtables on data for racial equity in healthcare and policing, on oceans data, and on data for advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. CODE’s Independent Roundtables are often co-hosted by other nonprofits such as the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Measures for Justice, Ocean Conservancy, and the Global Project for Sustainable Development Data.
See Independent Roundtable Reports & Publications>
- International Roundtables. CODE has worked with the national governments of numerous countries to help them develop user-focused data policies. Many of these CODE Roundtables have used the Open Data for Business (OD4B) tool, developed by CODE and the World Bank, which is an assessment methodology to help inform governments’ data strategies and investments to meet the needs of the private sector. The OD4B Tool works to increase private sector awareness of government data, identify high-value datasets, and develop action plans for governments to engage with business on an ongoing basis. CODE has also facilitated sessions with the United Nations and other partners as part of its work on the SDG National Reporting Initiative.
See International Roundtable Reports & Publications >