Open data is data that can be freely accessed, used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. The principle of making data simple to access and re-use is consistent with the principles of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. Opening up data can increase its public value.
Below you can find policy and guidance, open data e-learning, examples of good practice on making data open and advice on where to go to make your data open.
- Building on the Tabulation Tool – Making Department for Work and Pensions statistics more open and accessible
- Consumer Price Index – Responding to the open data agenda
- Department for Community and Local Government’s journey towards open data
- Enabling access to data: Disclosure control and privacy – Tackling the mosaic effect
- Ministry of Justice experience of transparency
- Offending, employment and benefits – Emerging findings from data sharing
- The national crime mapping website
- Transparency, open data and the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
- Web Data Access Project: ONS plans and experience with open data
The Government Statistical Service has developed an online training course to help explain the principles and practicalities of open data. It includes a series of case studies to show you how open data is used and the benefits that it brings. It is available from Civil Service Learning.