[OpenGLAM] Open Data Institute released open data roadmap for the UK

Ellen Broad ellen.broad at theodi.org
Mon Dec 15 15:25:45 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

Last week the Open Data Institute released its Open Data Roadmap for the UK
<http://theodi.org/roadmap-uk-2015>, setting out steps the next UK
government can take to harness the benefits of open data for improved
policy making and social, environmental and economic benefit. The UK is
currently ranked No. 1 in the world for its open data leadership (Open Data
Barometer 2013
The ODI’s Roadmap contains nine recommendations for the UK to continue to
build on its open data successes. You can explore and download the Open
Data Institute's Roadmap here <http://theodi.org/roadmap-uk-2015>.

The launch of the Open Data Roadmap coincided with a joint Institute for
Government/Open Data Institute event, Open Data and Transparency
from 12:30pm on Thursday 11 December
video from that event should be online shortly.

The ODI's Roadmap recommends:


   An ‘all of government’ data strategy that  brings together all aspects
   of data policy in one place in the Cabinet Office

   The creation of a new Chief Data Officer to develop, advocate and
   progress all aspects of this strategy

   Building data publication into everything the Government Digital Service

   Empowering trading funds to release more open data, including Companies
   House, Ordnance survey, Met Office and the Land Registry


   Greater investment in data training for government, business and

   A mandate that public procurement contracts require the release of open
   data, in line with the UK’s commitment under the G8 Open Data Charter to
   ‘open by default’

We’re looking forward to continuing to expand on the Roadmap themes over
the next six months through workshops and discussions. Please don't
hesitate to get in touch with any questions or comments - we look forward
to your feedback.

Kind regards,



Ellen Broad, Policy Lead theODI.org <http://theodi.org>

+44 (0) 7473 977535 @ellenbroad
The ODI, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE <http://www.theodi.org/contact>
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