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What is a publisher account and how do I apply?

Government agencies can publish and update their datasets on the data.govt.nz catalogue by applying for a publisher account.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn what a data.govt.nz publisher account is
  • Find out if your agency is eligible for a publisher account
  • Know where to request a publisher account and what information to provide

A publisher account allows you to add datasets to data.govt.nz, and edit existing datasets, and metadata, on behalf of your agency.

Eligible agencies

Data.govt.nz is the central catalogue of Government Open Data in New Zealand including data from:

  • Central Government
  • Local and regional Government
  • Tertiary education institutions
  • Crown entities

Other data releasing organisations can also apply for a publisher account - contact us to discuss your needs.

 

How to apply

To apply online, you will need to provide:

  • your name
  • the agency you will be publishing on behalf of
  • your work email address

You will also need to agree to the Publisher Terms and Conditions and the General Terms and Conditions of using data.govt.nz

The team will confirm with you what kind of data you’ll be publishing, so we can tailor our guidance, before working with you to add and manage datasets on data.govt.nz.

 

Where to apply

If you need to publish and maintain your agencies data on data.govt.nz, and do not yet have a publisher account:

 

Apply for publisher account

 

Once you have a publisher account, you’ll be able to login from the Publisher login link from the bottom of data.govt.nz.


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