Joinup: "The Global Open Data Index to be updated"

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Open Knowledge International, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes openness and transparency, has decided to update the survey for its Global Open Data Index. This index measures Open Data publication in 122 countries.

The organisation said on its blog that in updating the survey, it wanted to “improve the clarity of the questions and provide better guidance to submitters in order to ensure that contributors understand what datasets they should be evaluating and what they should be looking for in those datasets”.

“Furthermore, we hope the updated survey will help us to highlight some of the tangible challenges to data publication and reuse by paying closer attention to the contents of datasets”, it said.

Enhancing our understanding of the data we measure

The proposed changes are intended to achieve the following objectives:

  • Better measure and document how easy it is to find government data online;
  • Enhance our understanding of the data we measure; and
  • Improve the robustness of our analysis.

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