Seb Bacon


Seb will speak about the work of the Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab at the University of Oxford, including OpenPrescribing, and how the organisational principles of transparency and cross-disciplinary working are central to the group’s impact.


Seb Bacon is a manager, analyst, and programmer with a lifelong interest in “civic tech” and open data. He is responsible for all the the software-related outputs of the DataLab, including OpenPrescribing, which provides free analytics about prescribing behaviour to all GPs and CCGs in England. Prior to EBM DataLab, he was CTO at OpenCorporates, creating the largest open database of corporate data in the world. Elsewhere, he has been responsible for the design and deployment of the international Freedom of Information software, Alaveteli; he was a founder of Democracy Club, an organisation dedicated to transparency in the operation of UK elections.

Date of publication

Mon 16 Sep 2019