We help people
publish and use open data
Open Data Services Co-operative works on a broad range of projects to make open data useful, usable and in use.
We help people to solve the complex political, technical and coordination problems of creating and maintaining open data standards.
We build and support multiple global data standards that span complex policy areas – including 360Giving, International Aid Transparency Initiative, Open Contracting, Open Ownership and Open Referral.
We provide consultancy, support and software covering all areas of open data: from policy and regulation through to standard development, data publication and data use.
We enjoy working on projects that combine inclusive conversation, co-operation and practical action.
What we do
We’re experts in researching, building, maintaining and promoting open data standards so they provide meaning to people who use them
Research and development
We offer the technical know-how, community engagement and capacity building needed to support the development of new open data standards and make open data initiatives work effectively.
Analysis and implementation support
We work with policy initiatives, governments, nonprofits and companies to equip them to publish and use open data.
We create reusable open source code that supports organisations to understand, publish and use open data.
Training and consultancy
We offer training, consultancy, helpdesk and advice to organisations that work with open data, and address issues of policy and organisational change.
Is there something we can help you with?
In March 2015, Open Data Services Co-operative was founded by four freelancers who wanted to combine working in open data with an equitable business model.
We believe that open data can be a public good, and to sustain public goods we need strong foundations. The values outlined in the Worker Co-op Code – autonomy, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity – fit with the way we want to work.
Like data standards we’ve found that running a co-operative is one big user story, with our members providing feedback and testing. We think this allows us to build a working environment that puts people first, rather than focusing on our bottom line alone.
Kadie Armstrong, James Baster, Bibiana Cristòfol, Duncan Dewhurst, Steven Flower, Amy Guy, Mollie Hanley, Jen Harris, Neelima Janardhanan, Jack Lord, Matt Marshall, Jared Parnell, David Raznick, Rob Redpath, David Spencer, Rachel Vint, Ben Webb, Simon Whitehouse, Michael Wood and Tim Williams.
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