R&D: Making it easier to create open standards for data

Open standards can help change markets. This project aims to make it quicker and easier for organisations to create open standards for data.

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Open standards can help change markets. This project aims to make it quicker and easier for organisations to create open standards for data.

The project is gathering evidence about how data standards are currently created and maintained; exploring the needs of data standards creators; and encouraging standards bodies to move to open.

The ODI helped create the momentum to develop open standards for retail banking data and is now using open standards to help the UK get more physically active through the OpenActive initiative.

This work is part of a three-year innovation programme, running to March 2020 with a funding profile of £2m each year from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

The work is helping the UK to build on its established strengths in data and data analytics, breaking new ground in creating value from data, and helping to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of data innovation globally.

Browse our reports and blogs from the research, below.