Open Knowledge and Digital Services Unit
IDS is a digital innovator. In breaking down technological barriers we aim to increase the availability of research evidence and present diverse perspectives on development issues.
The Open Knowledge and Digital Services unit is a multi-disciplinary team who work across the Institute to shape and deliver web services, tools and related multimedia content. We also support other intermediaries to increase the accessibility of research evidence by repackaging it into content appropriate for the particular context and target audience where it will be used.
Our work is underpinned by our global partnerships and commitment to build our collective capacity to embrace new technological approaches, innovate and adopt open approaches to knowledge sharing.
African Universities’ Research Approaches (AURA) Capacity Development Programme
The African Universities’ Research Approaches programme (AURA) seeks to strengthen research and teaching practices in Sub-Saharan Africa. More details
Global Open Knowledge Hub
The Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH) aims to improve the supply and accessibility of content that supports evidence informed policy making and practice by development actors. More details
Knowledge Navigator - your key to online Climate Change platforms
The Knowledge Navigator project has developed a web-based interactive tool, called a widget, to guide users through to appropriate climate change websites. It is a joint project between IDS Knowledge Services and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) More details
Interactions Eldis Website
Interactions is an IDS-hosted interactive online resource on Empowering Women and Girls, featuring real-time research and analysis. The website features up-to-the minute research findings and policy analysis on gender-based violence, urban health and unpaid care work from IDS and partners More details
Open Access for Development
IDS Knowledge Services is developing resources for exploring and testing different options for providing Open Access to development research. More details
Open Application Programming Interface (API)
The IDS Knowledge Services Open API (Application Programming Interface) makes the datasets held across our Knowledge Services accessible programmatically to other organisations and individuals to enable others to repurpose and contextualise this knowledge. More details
Exploring the role of research in the Data Revolution for development24 Apr 2015
By Alan Stanley
Open for Development: what are the implications for research communication?12 Nov 2012
By Alan Stanley