Find existing standards

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 how to find and assess existing open standards for data.


Finding open standards

How to find existing open standards

How to find open standards

This guide helps you uncover new ways to find existing open standards.

Tools to find open standards

This guide helps you find existing open standards from lists, directories and other useful resources.


Choosing open standards

How to assess existing open standards

How to choose an open standard

This guide helps you ask the right questions when choosing an open standard.

A checklist for choosing open standards

Before you adopt or extend an existing open standard, make sure it meets your needs. Use this high-level checklist to help you get started.

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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