Survey on the impacts of open government data in Sweden

Hello CivicTech community!

My name is Jimmi Burgagni and together with my colleague Yvonne Uwamariya we are students at Uppsala University, in the Industrial Management and Innovation Master’s program. Currently, we are developing research for our Master Thesis with the aim of creating a model that measures the impact (mainly financial and social) of open data in Sweden. The research is supported by Swedish Internet foundation ( in collaboration with Uppsala University.

In the last two months, more than 20 interviews have been conducted throughout the whole spectrum of the Swedish context regarding open government data. Thanks to the results of these interviews, a model framing the different impacts of open government data disclosure that generates a financial value in Sweden has been developed. This model is, in fact, explaining how financial impacts are generated from the potential or actual opening up of government data and the projects that come out of it.

However, with the objective of testing the model we have developed, we need to collect a substantial amount of perspective from individuals in Sweden that have knowledge of the country’s situation regarding open data issues. Therefore, we would be grateful if individuals that have knowledge or experience in open data issues and projects in Sweden to fill in the survey. Data will be treated confidentially. The results will be collected and reported on an aggregate level without any identification possible. At the end of the research the report showing and explaining the results will be public for everyone to access.

The questionnaire will approximately take between 10-15 minutes to complete and it can be found at the following link:

There are no right or wrong answers to the questionnaire and the participation to it is strictly voluntary.

We are grateful to you for taking the time to answer the survey, as it will be helpful for the completion of our research project. If you require additional information or have questions, please contact one of the researchers at the following addresses:

  • Jimmi Burgagni
  • Yvonne Uwamariya

Thank you :slight_smile:

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