A checklist for typical outputs and activities

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

Developing an open standard for data means combining technical activity, stakeholder coordination and community engagement.

Use this checklist to track typical activities and outputs for each stage of development.

Getting started

Scoping and starting


Adoption and launch


Update or retire

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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