A year on from the UK general election, ODI Head of Policy Ellen Broad revisits last year’s ‘Open data roadmap for the UK’ and reflects on what has been achieved, key challenges that remain and recommendations for strengthening data infrastructure
(31 May 2016) In the lead-up to the 2015 UK general election, the ODI published its ‘Open data roadmap for the UK’. This set out steps the next government could take to strengthen the UK’s data infrastructure, and maximise the benefits of open data.
The ODI’s roadmap set out nine suggestions for the next UK Government on open data, from refining its open data strategy to generating impact from open data and maximising reuse. The roadmap saw open data as a core part of a wider government data strategy – a mechanism to help uncover and map how data is used and shared inside government (as shared data), and to create value for businesses collaborating with government. This blog outlines current challenges for government highlighted in the roadmap, and emerging gaps the roadmap didn’t cover.
Read the entire blog post Ellen Broad here.