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ODI chose Kind

Tom Davies

Article by Tom Davies

2018 ended on a high for Kind after we were chosen by the Open Data Institute to work on their Open Standards for Data website project.

The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to address today’s global challenges using the web of data.

Thanks to funding from Innovate UK to advance data innovation, the ODI will focus on six key projects until March this year, one of which is to make it easier to create open standards for data.

This project aims to make it quicker and easier for organisations to create open standards for data. The project will gather evidence about how standards are currently created and maintained; understand the needs of data standards creators and encourage standards bodies to move to open. The ODI helped create the momentum to develop open standards for retail banking data and is now using open standards to help the UK get more physically active through the Open Active initiative.

We’ll be helping them to establish an online guide to creating open standards for data which, when launched, will be open licensed and maintained by the wider data community.

We’re looking forward to working with them over the coming months, with launch planned for early spring.