In partnership with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the ODI has been developing a maturity model to help assess how effective organisations are at publishing and consuming open data.
We are pleased to launch a public draft of the model and invite feedback on it from the wider community.
Last year we announced the start of a project to develop an open data maturity model. Funded through the Release of Data Fund, the project aims to support organisations in mapping out their open data journey and comparing their progress with others. The model will be of immediate value to Defra in implementing its open data strategy, but the aim has always been to develop a model that can be applied by a wide range of organisations.
Since November we’ve run a series of requirements workshops to explore this idea in more detail with representatives from 10 different organisations, including members of the Defra network and the wider open data community.
The results have been used to create a maturity model that will help organisations assess their maturity as both publishers and reusers of open data in several areas:
The draft model consists of two components:
The documents are at a stage where we would like to invite input from the open data community.
We’d welcome all feedback, but are particularly interested in knowing whether:
Please read through both documents and let us know your thoughts. It might be useful to read some of the introductory parts of the guide before reviewing the grid and other guidance in more detail.
Our aim is to deliver a final version of the model by the end of March. So please provide your feedback by Friday, 13 March.
In the meantime, we will be starting the second phase of the project which focuses on developing an assessment tool to support people in using the model.