What would give you confidence to use open data as part of the work you do?


#1

Data collections may change over time. New fields may be needed, some fields no longer required. New standards can be adopted or quality requirements may change.

What things could be done to give you confidence to use open data as part of the work you do?


#2

For starters:

  • provide guarantees or statements on the ongoing supply of data
  • document the data
  • provide metadata
  • tell me when you plan to make changes
  • give me someone to talk to about the data or provide an online community for discussion

#3