What is Open Data?

Open data is free, publicly available data that anyone can access and use, without restrictions. 
Open data can be used by businesses, nonprofits, governments and citizens to launch new initiatives and ventures, analyze trends, make data-driven decisions, and solve complex problems in all sectors of the economy.

Demand-driven open data means providing data to meet the needs of users.

What We Do

The Center for Open Data Enterprise is an independent nonprofit organization that develops smarter open data strategies for governments, businesses, and other nonprofits by focusing on data users.


Interactive convenings for government agencies and 
their data users.

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User-centered research on the applications and management of  open data.

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Action-oriented tools and trainings to help governments and businesses utilize open data across sectors.

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Our Team

The Center for Open Data Enterprise was founded by an expert team that has led pioneering work in the field, both domestically and abroad.


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