We have collaborated with dozens of people around the world in an open process to co-design a global network of ODI Nodes.

Borrowing from the design principles of the web itself to bring people and organisations together, we use open data to collaborate and as the primary output of the network.

Each ODI Node has agreed to adopt the ODI Charter. The charter is an open source codification of the ODI itself, and embodies principles of open data business, publishing, communication, and collaboration.

There are three levels of node: country, city or regional, and communication.

Country nodes

Independent NGOs who are building national centres of excellence, working across public and private sectors, NGOs, educational institutions and other Nodes within the country. ODI USA and ODI Canada are currently in "beta" to reflect their startup status.

City or regional nodes

Deliver projects and can provide training, research and development services. ODI Dubai, ODI Chicago, and ODI North Carolina, ODI Paris, ODI Trento, ODI Brighton, ODI Manchester, ODI Leeds fall into this category.

Communication nodes

Amplify open data case studies from around the world and promote understanding. ODI Moscow, ODI Buenos Aires and ODI Gothenburg have joined at this level.

Existing organisations (businesses, universities and NGOs) act as the hosts for city, regional and communications Nodes.

You can follow the development of the ODI Charter and Nodes via our Github page.

Follow @ODIHQ for updates and announcements about the next call for nodes. Read about our existing nodes below:

To register your interest in joining ODI Node network, please complete this Google form.