Providing training, consultancy, helpdesk, and advice to:
Building, developing and maintaining software that:
As a workers co-operative we operate as a values-driven business.
We are building for the long-term: we are not controlled by shareholders seeking short-term gain.
Being a workers co-operative is also an experiment. We believe that much open data is a public good, and to sustain public goods we need strong foundations.
We believe that co-operative models are an important part of that.
Open Data Services is currently a team of fifteen people:
Ben Webb, Steven Flower, David Raznick, David Spencer, Duncan Dewhurst, Rob Redpath, Rory Scott, Jack Lord, Kadie Armstrong, Tim Williams, Bibiana Cristòfol, James Baster, Amy Guy, Charlie Pinder and Matt Marshall.
At Open Data Services we like projects that combine innovation and engagement to deliver sustainable social impact with open data. For smaller projects, we support organisations with facilitation, workshops, development and research. For larger projects, we work in long-term partnerships, providing the technical know-how, community engagement and capacity building needed make open data initiatives work effectively. We enjoy challenges that combine inclusive conversation, co-operation and practical action.
Here are some of the projects we’ve been working on recently:
Open Data Standards
Enabling insights, engagement and decision making with open data by developing and supporting robust open data standards.
Data Quality and Capacity
Building organisational capacity in to advocate for, publish and use high quality data.
Data Literacy at the local level
Assisting organisations with publishing and using open data in their communities.
Tools and Analysis
Developing open source tools and platforms to make data easy to create, analyse and understand.
How can we help you?
Interested in working with us on your project?
Contact us to start the conversation.