Open Science is an innovative program guided by the Open City Initiative and is in alignment with the City of Edmonton’s strategic plan, The Way Ahead. The Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACE) and the Open Data team are collaborating to engage the academic and research communities on various projects to improve planning, policy development and efficiency at the City.
The Open Science Program is a collaborative partnership among researchers, professors and academic communities. The goal of this collaboration is to:
- promote innovative solutions to municipal challenges,
- develop a strong support system that will encourage the research community to tackle challenging City operational issues,
- engage researchers in developing practical solutions to current issues in our city and
- increase public engagement in planning and policy development based on data-driven decision-making.