COVID-19: making data as open as possible is a key to mitigating the current health crisis and its repercussions on our societies.

The ODI is creating guidance on publishing open data in a crisis including advice on how to use Octopub.

If you would like support on publishing data or models openly to tackle the coronavirus crisis, we may be able to support you.

Octopub

EXPLORING THE FUTURE of
OPEN DATA PUBLISHING

An ODI experiment, Octopub offers simple way to prepare and check
a dataset, and publish it online onto the GitHub platform.

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Create file collections

This is where you’ll put your related data files.

Add a description so people can find your collection, and tell others about your update frequencies so they come back.

Homepage: Files collection
Homepage: Files collection

Open your data: add a licence

Data isn’t open until an open licence has been applied. You can choose a licence that suits your needs.

If you know nothing about licences, nothing to worry about, we’ll help you choose.

Upload your files

Now that your collection has been created and licensed, you can add files to it.

CSV, Excel, Geospatial… Whatever your needs, we have you covered.

If you are uploading a Shapefile, Octopub will convert to a GeoJSON file and add it to your Collection.

Homepage: Files collection
Homepage: Files collection

Make your data usable

Want your data to be high quality? Reusable? Machine readable? We encourage you to apply schemas to your files, and we can help you get started.

There is even a database of useful schemas for you to use.

Validate your data

Octopub can check the quality of your CSV files for common errors.

We’ll give you quality feedback, and you can review and re-upload as often as you need to until the data you want to publish is of the highest standard.

Homepage: Files collection

Create and Publish

You're done. That's it.

Your data is ready to be published online, with all the necessary information to make it findable.

It'll even have it's own webpage.

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