Open standards for data are reusable agreements that make it easier for people and organisations to publish, access, share and use better quality data.

This section explores the impact and influence of open standards and the lessons learned from developing open standards.


Creating impact with open standards

How to create impact with open standards

Creating impact with open standards

Open standards can help drive collaboration, implement policy, create new ecosystems and more. Creating impact starts with understanding the ecosystem so you can solve clearly defined problems and engage with stakeholders.

Lessons learned in open standards development

There are thousands of standards under development, in use, or retired worldwide. Here, we condense some of the important lessons emerging from the people and organisations using, sharing and developing open standards for data.

Case studies

Impact of open standards

Explore the impact and benefits of open standards

Policy impacts of open standards

Open standards for data can support the implementation of policy and embody policy when they are developed and/or adopted.

Economic impacts of open standards

Open standards can create new commercial opportunities and provide competitive advantage to organisations that adopt them.

Social impacts of open standards

Open standards for data are rarely purely technical products. Successful standards engage with many stakeholders, from the people and organisations directly involved in developing the open standards to those who are impacted by them.

Technology impacts of open standards

Open standards for data have impacts on technology including producing better quality data and encouraging the development of new tools and services.

How to use this guide

There are a number of ways for you to learn more about the creation, development and adoption of open standards for data.

About this guide

This guidebook helps people and organisations create, develop and adopt open standards for data. It supports a variety of users, including policy leads, domain experts and technologists.

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