Who we are
OPSN is a programme of work committed to exploring how data and information can empower public service users and professionals in delivering better outcomes. Chaired by Roger Taylor, RSA Fellow and Director of Research at Dr Foster, OPSN is run by Charlotte Alldritt with Alex Kafetz (ZPB Associates) as Chief Technology Officer.
The OPSN began as a project within the 2020 Public Services Trust. Chaired by 2020 Commissioner, Tim Kelsey, and directed by Charlotte Alldritt, the project involved a year-long piece of research on the role of information and technology in transforming public services. The final report Online or In-line was published in March 2010 and was well-received by public service providers, officials within Whitehall and the open data activist community. The idea for OPSN as a hub for continuing research and wider dialogue grew out of this work.
How we work
OPSN brings together people and organisations dedicated to transparency and data-driven public services. Our approach is strictly non-partisan and our executive team and independent project advisory boards come from a range of political and professional backgrounds. They are united by a common commitment to improving public services through information and technology solutions.
Our first project, supported by RM Data Solutions and Cambridge Assessments, explores public use of information about school quality. View further information on this education focussed project.
How we are funded
To ensure our independence, the Open Public Services Network seeks to raise donations from a diverse range of funders. Please email Charlotte Alldritt if you have any questions about OPSN or would like to be involved.
Please email Charlotte Alldritt if you have any questions about OPSN or would like to be involved.