Open data essentials

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Welcome to the Open Data Institute's e-Learning programme developed for the European Commission. This programme has been designed to enable you to discover what open data is and how it is changing the lives of everyone on our planet. There are 13 lessons for you to explore covering the essentials of open data, how to plan and measure success and how to implement an open data programme technically. This programme is free and should take a maximum of 2-3 hours to complete. 

Modules include mini quizzes, videos many visual aids, and opportunities to monitor your progress in completing the modules, and providing feedback. Module topics include:
- What is open data?
- Unlocking value from open data
- Open data:  agent of change
- Why do we need to license?
- What makes quality open data
- Measuring success for open data
- Why should we worry about sustainability?
- Gettting to grips with platforms
- Choosing the right format for open data
- How useful is my data
- How to clean your data
- finding hidden data on the Web
- Linking up the web of data


Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Open Data Institute
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data formats
Data quality - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data sustainability
Licenses - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Open data
Open science
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Open Data Institute
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contributor Organization(s): 
European Data Portal
Funding and sponsorship
Contact Organization(s): 
Open Data Institute
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Learning Activity - guided or unguided activity engaged in by a learner to acquire skills, concepts, or knowledge that may or may not be defined by a lesson. Examples: data exercises, data recipes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Data manager
Data policymaker
Data professional
Data supporter
Early-career research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)