OSDG releases an expanded SDG dataset with SDG 16

October 1, 2022

The OSDG team is proud to celebrate another public release of the quarterly SDG dataset.

The October 2022 version includes 237,076 labels assigned to a total of 37,575 text excerpts. With a growing number of citizen scientists coming from all parts of the world, the OSDG team is proud to share vast and diverse knowledge on all SDG thematic areas back with the research community.

The latest version also marks a new milestone – for the first time, the dataset includes data validated with respect to SDG 16.

Our team is hopeful that the crowdsourced assessment of over 5,100 text snippets will benefit the SDG researchers that aim to explore the key topics behind the SDGs or derive their own insights into the Agenda 2030 through ontology approaches or machine learning.

With this new stage, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all citizen scientists and UN Online Volunteers that choose to dedicate their time and effort to participate in scientific research.

“We are happy to have onboarded a new cohort of Online UN Volunteers to support the SDG 16 analysis. Even more so, it’s amazing to see former volunteers returning to the exercise to help the cause, proving their sincere interest in SDG research”, – says Dina Akylbekova, Partnerships and Coordination Analyst at the UNDP IICPSD.

We look forward to further enhancing the OSDG Community Dataset. If you are interested in taking part, please join us at the OSDG Community platform.

If you are using the dataset for your research or would simply like to share your findings, we invite you to contact our team. We would be happy to hear your feedback!