open your data
How to open data
Here are some short suggestions for taking the initial steps of opening up your data. If you are looking for practical, more detailed advice, have a look at the Open Data Handbook, which includes all the material on this page and a whole lot more. The handbook also discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data.
Three key rules
There are three key rules we recommend following when opening up data:
Four key steps
These are in very approximate order — many of the steps can be done simultaneously:
Get the Open Data Handbook
The handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data — why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.