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Welcome to This is a work in progress version of a new site on federal data resources.

Skill builders

A critical aspect of improving federal open data is building the relevant skills among the personnel working with the data. Resources to assist those working with data are provided below.

Open Definition 2.1 from Open Knowledge Foundation.

Annotated 8 Principles of Open Government Data.

Learn more about how copyright applies to U.S. government works.

Data on the Web Best Practices.

How to use Inventory.Data.Gov (video).

User Research and The Paperwork Reduction Act How to Get it Done (video).

Identifying data sets for public release.

Federal Digital Communities of Service.

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology.