Draft open data supply side assessment framework
Assessing the breadth and depth of open data publication in different countries, regional and sectors can play an important part in guiding open data policy and practice. The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Data Census, and the World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index both seek to assess the availability of open data in different countries. A range of other studies carry out assessments of the extent of open data supply in different countries and contexts. Having a common method of assessing the degree of which open data is available in any given case will help in research, policy and practice.
To help advance the conversation on monitoring and measuring open data supply, and to meet immediate needs in the ODDC project for guidance to support Open Data Index data collection, and case studies in planning their data collection, we’ve put together a draft framework for assessing country level open data supply.
- Outlines 10 questions that can be used to assess the openness of a dataset - designed to be compatible with the Open Data Census and other existing criteria lists, and to provide a 10-point scale for use in the 2013 Web Index
- Describes 15 datasets to assess providing examples of each that seek to increase the like-for-like comparison in studies, whilst being sensitive to differences between countries that might be reflected in the datasets they have available.
- Provides search strategies and tips designed to increase intercoder reliability, and the liklihood that two different researchers would find the same information to make judgements on when researching open data supply in any given country.
This is very much a first draft, and so we’ve published it as a Google Document with comments turned on. Suggestions, feedback and comments are very welcome over on our Linked In group.