What is YourDataStories and how can it help you?

YourDataStories is an online platform to help you make more sense of open data, whether you are a journalists, a researcher or an ordinary citizen. How? By offering an integrated workflow from finding and analysing to visualising open data and publishing your own data-story. Hit the play button to get a personal introduction to the project’s goals and features.

What to expect?

We have chosen a visual approach to simplify digging into (linked) data available on our platform – we aim to lower the barriers to find the stories hidden within the data. Thanks to the platform you can explore and pick what sticks out, visualise it, write some explanation and publish it directly on the YDS platform. Care for some examples? Check out our first stories on Dutch aid activities here or traffic analysis in Ireland here.

YourDataStories is an EU-funded research project, making its results freely available for testing purposes. The YDS platform is a prototype with a limited amount of datasets, focusing on the three aforementioned use cases. If you have any questions about our work, the data or a possible reuse of data modules, contact us via yourdatastories@gmail.com.

About the author : Eva Lopez (DW)