A tool for testing global accessibility of open data resources (available)

Starting Date: 1/6/22
Prerequisites: 1/7/22
Will results be assigned to University: No

Research depends on data that is openly available. Recently, it has become clear that access to repositories that store these data sets is variable across the country that accesses the data. This can be due to poor connectivity for Lower income countries to countries that are actively blocked from accessing specific sites. A set of command line tools have been developed to test this using a VPN structure to simulate access from each country with a commercial company, BrightData.

This project will develop a front end to this project so repositories can insert the URL of their site and then will do a quality check to see if it can be downloaded from countries across the globe. This will working with the Python code that does this and the relevant web interface with relevant visualisations.