We help development organizations
share and use open data.

Dec. 13, 2013 Development Challenge Event
Groupsia is helping Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development organize the upcoming Open Data for Development Challenge on January, 27,28, 2014.

Dec. 12, 2013 CSO and IATI Engagement
Groupsia facilitated a brainstorming session on IATI needs for the Canadian CSO community at the Department Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development session co-organized with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.

Nov. 20, 2013 IATI TAG Meeting Montreal
IATI logo Groupsia is helping to organize the next International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) – Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting to be held in Montreal January 29,30 2014.


Dec. 2, 2013 Open Contracting
Groupsia is working with the World Wide Web Foundation on a new Open Contracting Initiative. More details to follow.

Nov. 21, 2013 Mandatory Extractive Disclosures
Groupsia is beginning a collaboration with Publish What you Pay Canada to provide technology and standards advice for their efforts with mandatory disclosure requirements for extractive companies.

Nov. 15, 2013 Aid Transparency Community
Groupsia helps to launch Aidtransparency.ca a new collaboration space and discussion list to support the aid transparency community in Canada. The community space is supported by Groupsia, the North South Institute and Engineers Without Borders.


Jan. 12, 2013 Open Data Press Version 0.1 Launched – Open Data Press ver. 0.1 is now online. The tool makes it very simple to publish development data from a simple google spreadsheet into XML, JSON, and HTML


@mgifford the videos should start go up by the end of next week if not sooner. #IODC15

About a year ago

@mgifford the videos should start go up by the end of next week if not sooner. #IODC15

About a year ago


Nov. 13, 2013 Financial Times Use of ‘big data’ creates demand for IT expertise.
Nov. 12, 2013 North South Institute Publication Open Data, Transparency and International Development.


Open Standards

Assisting in the creation of community driven standards

Open data is easier to understand if it’s comparable. We help communities and networks create open and interoperable standards, and develop strategies to accelerate their use and impact.

Data Publishing

Choosing a sustainable approach for sharing your data

We make data accessible for anyone to use without having to be an open data expert. We help you to determine the right tools and platforms to meet the needs of your community.

Outreach Workshops

Learning about, sharing, and using development data

Open data isn’t just about supplying data. Its about people and organizations collaborating to solve real problems. We help organize workshops, events, and develop outreach strategies.

Open Data Tools

ICT to support open data collaboration

We create guides, case studies, and use or create online tools to help your organization engage your community with aid data. We believe open data’s value lies in getting development organizations to collaborate.