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Open data links


Template Data release tableA data release table provides information about the data that is being published such as a description of the data, how the data can be used and when it was published


Open data sources

Manchester Open Data Catalogue
This is a list of the data that Manchester has released, or is in the process of releasing, under Open Data licences
DataGM has been created by public sector organisations in Greater Manchester, to release and bring together in one place as much data as possible
data.gov.ukThe Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made
The Office for National Statistics
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. It also conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years
Neighbourhood StatisticsThe Neighbourhood Statistics website contains a wealth of Official Statistics, including data from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses
Ordnance Survey OpenDataGreat Britain's national mapping agency provides accurate and up-to-date geographic information
Police and crime dataCrime and policing statistics in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which is searchable by neighbourhood
2011 Census Statistics from the 2011 Census
OpenDataCommunities.orgIt provides a selection of statistics on a variety of themes including Local Government finance, housing and homelessness, wellbeing, deprivation, and the department's business plan as well as supporting geographical data
Health and Social Care Information CentreThe national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care
Centre for Sustainable Energy CSE's research work commonly involves the analysis, interpretation and presentation of large quantities of non-sensitive data generated by the government, energy companies and other agencies
European Union Open Data PortalThe EU Open Data Portal is a single point of access to a growing range of data produced by the institutions and other bodies of the European Union

Where to find more information

Open Data ManchesterOpen Data Manchester is an organisation for people who are interested in realising the potential of open data to benefit citizens, business and public bodies in Greater Manchester and beyond. It is a diverse community of developers, activists, artists, journalists and public sector employees. It holds regular meetings, hack days and information events which are generally free and open to all
Trafford Intelligence and Innovation LabThe Trafford Intelligence and Innovation Lab - mixes data and technology to get things done better
Leeds Data MillLeeds Data Mill is the first platform in the country that brings together Open Data information from multiple sectors across the city, and helps people to use that data creatively to gain understanding and new service solutions
The Guardian Data BlogFind out information from across the Guardian on Data
OpenRefineOpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; extending it with web services; and linking it to databases like Freebase
The Open DefinitionThe Open Definition sets out principles that define 'openness' in relation to data and content
5 Star Open DataTim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web and Linked Data initiator, suggested a 5 star deployment scheme for Open Data. On the 5 Star Open Data website you will find examples for each step of the stars and explain costs and benefits that come along with it
The Open Data handbook The Open Data handbook discusses the legal, social and technical aspects of open data.
Open Data Institute The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues
The Sunlight FoundationThe Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan non-profit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all
Open Knowledge Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge