Open Data Policies
Sprint Start Date: February 25, 2019
1st Webinar: March 5, 2019
Informal commitments to open data are not enough - policy is essential to demonstrate commitment to lasting change. An open data policy should establish formal governance processes to make public data-sharing institutional, sustainable, and collaborative. Crafting open data policy helps cities establish what data will be made publicly available, and can help build public trust by demonstrating a commitment to lasting transparency and accountability. The policymaking process is also a great opportunity to use open data to foster civic engagement. In this Sprint, the Sunlight Foundation guides participants through the process of generating their own open data policy.
Recommended Participants: City staff, particularly from cities just starting out with open data
***Sprints are only available to city staff if your city has completed a Certification Assessment. Your registration will not be accepted unless you complete your assessment prior!***