We produce free tools and guides to help you to manage, publish and use data.
We’ve researched and developed these tools ourselves with input from the wider community. If you’d like to offer us feedback or help us further develop the tools, please get in touch
Toolkits for the public and private sectors
Data Toolkit for Business
- Data publishing and use
- Skills and literacy
- Dr Dave Tarrant
- Josh D'Addario
- Leigh Dodds
- Violeta Mezeklieva
Data and Public Services Toolkit
- Public service design
- Ben Snaith
- Caley Dewhurst
- James Maddison
These tools help you to think about how you maintain, publish and use data, and the policies and processes you should build around it.
The Data Ethics Canvas is designed to help identify potential ethical issues associated with a data project or activity. It promotes understanding and debate around the foundation, intention and potential impact of any piece of work, and helps identify the steps needed to act ethically
We’ve developed a new guide to help organisations identify and map data ecosystems. The tool isn’t just useful for creating a visual map of how data is shared across an ecosystem that exists around a product or service
Policymakers sometimes struggle to see how data can be used to create impact in the world. They know that open data is relevant to the digital economy and building better public services but fail to see the many other ways that data can be used. We have produced some re-usable solutions (design patterns) that help government policymakers to see how data could be used to create impact
Open standards for data are reusable agreements that make it easier for people and organisations to publish, access, share and use better quality data. This guidebook helps people and organisations create, develop and adopt open standards for data. It supports a variety of users, including policy leads, domain experts and technologists
Our Open Data Pathway will help you to discover your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of improvement to optimise progression and receive practical recommendations to help achieve your goals
Datopolis is a board game about building things – services, websites, devices, apps, research – using closed and open data. It was designed and developed by Ellen Broad and Jeni Tennison at the Open Data Institute
Our toolbox is a collection of free tools that help with data publishing. Many of them work together to create an integrated ecosystem for open data.