Open Data Handbook

17 Jan , 2016  

This handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially designed for those seeking to open up data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to ‘open’ data. Developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation. Link:



17 Jan , 2016  

The largest open database of companies in the world. “This is the kind of resource the (digital) single market needs” said Neelie Kroes, VP European Commission Link:

Monitoring, Research and technology, Resources

The Directory of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR

15 Jan , 2016  

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. Link:

Research and technology, Resources


9 Nov , 2015  

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet. By encouraging and helping institutions to publish data according to common standards, GBIF enables research not possible before, and […]