Understanding your agency information assets and stakeholders will assist in developing a successful open data plan.
Steps in developing a plan
Establish an Open Data Working Group
This group should comprise key stakeholders including the Business Owners of information, technical members such as the agency security adviser and information system experts. This group may be able to identify:
- agency information systems and existing data extracts
- agency information management practices
- strategy or planning documents that could incorporate open data plans
- potential open data candidates for short term data release goals
- opportunities to participate in whole of government open data activities
- opportunities that would benefit citizens and the economy.
Open Data Working Groups can assist in the review of plans and implementation of open data actions.
Appoint an Open Data Coordinator
The Open Data Advocate (appointed by the CE) nominates an Open Data Coordinator who will develop and implement an Agency Open Data Plan.
What to include in an agency open data plan
Agency open data plans should contain short term and long term actions that advance open data and embed open data principles and processes into business as usual.
Agencies may incorporate open data actions into existing business and technology planning documents if these are made publicly available. Alternatively, a separate open data strategy will need to be published openly and reviewed periodically.
Agency planning actions are provided to guide agencies in developing their open data plans and actions.
Report open data actions
Data SA provides public access to statistics that demonstrate an agency’s progress towards releasing and maintaining the currency of datasets.