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Open data release checklist

We developed a checklist of the things you should consider as you plan and release open data. Although the checklist has been written with a New Zealand audience in mind, we have tried to make it relevant and useful to the wider global open data community. The checklist includes each stage in the overall process, as well as expanded explanations of each item in the list. 

You want to release more open data, but you don't know where to start. You find yourself asking a series of questions with no idea of the answers nor how to find them, questions like:

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Tell us what you think

Help us improve the open data release checklist. We have published the draft checklist as a Google Doc so that you can add comments or suggest changes to the checklist - we acknowledge that with your practical experience you may discover better ways of doing or explaining things, and we would be grateful for any suggestions.

Alternatively you can email your feedback and suggestions to


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