Get started with our step-by-step guide to creating an open data policy. We’ll guide you through setting objectives, drafting language, collecting feedback, implementing the policy, and promoting the policy.
Welcome to the Open Data Policy Hub
Your one-stop shop for learning how to write an open data policy.
“Why open data?”
Releasing open data can help improve governance, inform the public, and foster civic engagement.Learn more about open data
“I'm ready to start”
Ready to start writing? Answer a few quick questions and we’ll send you a customized Google Doc with sample language for you to work off of, using our sample policy that incorporates all of our best practices.
We have developed a list of 31 best practices for robust open data policies, covering what data should be public, how to make data public, and how to implement policy.
Want to get a sense of what’s out there already? We’ve assembled a collection of over 140 open data policies from around the country.