Friday lunchtime lecture: Creating an open register – what it takes and why

Friday 02 December 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

OpenRegisters How people see government CC BY 2.0, uploaded by Paul Downey.

A ‘register’ is an authoritative list of data you can trust. Government keeping and maintaining open registers can help us move beyond relying upon data which is published periodically to operating on data that is trustworthy, standardised and open. Used widely, registers will help the UK to build better services, more cheaply and quickly.

In this talk, Paul Downey from the Government Digital Service will share his vision for what open registers can help achieve, and the characteristics an open register needs in order to appear on the new register.gov.uk domain. To demonstrate this, Paul will take a list of government data through the Register Design Authority process.

About Paul Downey

Paul works for the Government Digital Service (GDS), a part of the Cabinet Office whose job is the digital transformation of government. At GDS, Paul leads the Register Design Authority – a small team focused on building a service to help quickly establish open registers across government.

Live feed

There will be a live feed of this talk available on this page from 1pm on Friday 2 December.