Each badge identifies a level of achievement in open data publication.
- BRONZE: data is openly licensed, available with no restrictions, accessible and legally reusable.
- SILVER: satisfies the Bronze requirements, the data is documented in a machine readable format, reliable and offers ongoing support from the publisher via a dedicated communication channel.
- GOLD: satisfies the Silver requirements, is published in an open standard machine readable format, has guaranteed regular updates, offers greater support, documentation, and includes a machine readable rights statement.
- PLATINUM: satisfies the Gold requirements, has machine readable provenance documentation, uses unique identifiers in the data, the publisher has a communications team offering support. This is an exceptional example of an information infrastructure.
|Openly licensed & legally reusable (= ‘open’)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Clear rights statement, detailing any copyrights||✓||✓||✓|
|Privacy issues addressed||✓||✓||✓|
|Machine readable rights statement||✓||✓|
|Accessible on the web||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Discoverable (linked to from other web pages)||✓||✓||✓|
|Data is timestamped or up to date||✓||✓||✓|
|Data will be available for at least a year||✓||✓||✓|
|Guaranteed timeliness (data always up to date)||✓||✓|
|Regular backups of data||✓||✓|
|Quality issues documented||✓||✓|
|Data uses a machine readable format||✓||✓||✓|
|Data published in content appropriate formats||✓||✓||✓|
|Data uses open standard machine readable formats||✓||✓|
|Single consistent URL for downloading data||✓||✓|
|Machine readable provenance documentation||✓|
|URLs used as identifiers within data||✓|
|Data is documented||✓||✓||✓|
|Contact details for people to provide feedback and ask questions||✓||✓||✓|
|Machine readable metadata (documentation)||✓||✓|
|Social media accounts used to promote data||✓||✓|
|Forum or mailing list for users||✓||✓|
|Dedicated comms team building user community||✓|
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