A guide to publishing data to data.gov.uk appeared yesterday on the government’s data portal.
“A key part of Government’s Transparency agenda is the opening up of data held by Government bodies … To enable people to find and re-use this data in innovative ways, it must be included on data.gov.uk, which acts as a registry holding details of online public data.
“This is a guide for those working to publish their organisation’s data on how it can be included on data.gov.uk. The guide assumes that you already have the data ready to publish (in an open format, with any necessary clearances and redactions made) and are able to put it onto your corporate website or another similar site which allows members of the public to access content. Other guidance is also available on how to prepare data for publication, and specific instructions for centrally-coordinated datasets.”