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I’ve been asked to lead my government’s open data initiative. Where do I start?

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Planning a successful open data program begins with identifying and engaging key players from the outset. The team should include leaders with a bird’s eye view of the entire initiative, as well as others will get into the day-to-day details of releasing and managing data.

Once you have assembled your team, you will want to focus on:

  • Developing an open data policy
  • Identifying data for release
  • Launching and marketing the open data program
  • Engaging communities of users
  • Reviewing and improving the open data program (continuously)

The GovEx publication “Getting Started with Open Data” provides helpful tips and best practices to assist governments in implementing open data programs in their own communities.

Answered January 24, 2016