ODI Nodes create open data impact globally

ODI Nodes contribute to the local, national and international development of open data. Operating at a city or regional level, they commit their local expertise and physical presence to:

  1. Develop and deliver training to build capabilities
  2. Connect people and businesses through membership and events
  3. Communicate stories and catalyse the adoption of standards, tools and processes

Nodes are organisations who wish to develop a sustainable business line that supports the business case for openness, and ensure open data is for everyone.

To underpin our approach, be clear how they operate and to protect the ODI’s reputation, each ODI Node adopts the ODI Charter. The charter is an open source codification of the principles and rules which the ODI uses to develop open data impact.

ODI HQ (based in London) charges ODI Nodes to be part of the network and shares revenue on income generated.

Learning nodes

Learning nodes provide workshops, events and training with ODI Registered Trainers.

Network nodes

Network nodes bring together communities. They host events, produce open data case studies and help promote understanding of open data in their regions around the world.

All nodes

All nodes are engaged in communicating open data stories, evidence, helping develop and deliver standards, processes and tools that are of use to the whole community. Nodes can be for-profit companies or not-for-profit organisations (such as universities).

On a case-by-case basis, and as agreed with ODI HQ, some nodes may collaborate on projects, research, or services that address a specific issue, if it is of use to the wider community. ODI Node host-businesses must develop custom projects directly, rather than under the ODI brand, if they do not serve the broader community.

The deadline for the next call for nodes is 14 August 2015.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming an ODI Node please complete this Google form. You can find an overview of the process here.