06 December 2023

On December 5, 2023, the Open data portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan (data.egov.uz) received the “Gold level” certificate from the Open Data Institute. This means it is regularly published open data with reliable support that users can rely on.

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To date, more than 155 thousand websites and portals from all over the world have received the Open Data Institute certificate.

But at the same time, only 3 sites in the world have a certificate of the highest level “Platinum level” and one of them is the official website of the Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan stat.uz. 

Also, only 9 sites and portals in the world were able to reach the “Gold level” level, one of them is the Open data portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan data.egov.uz.

These achievements clearly illustrate the ongoing reforms in the field of openness in our country.

The Open Data Certificate is a free online tool developed and maintained by the Open Data Institute to assess and recognize the sustainable publication of quality open data.

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There are 4 levels of Open Data Institute certificates:

- Bronze level;

- Silver level;

- Gold level;

- Platinum level.

The Open Data Certificate is an independent mark of quality, benchmarked against a set of proven standards, to professionalize open data publishing. It covers legal, practical, technical and social requirements to support the use of sustainable open data.

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To achieve certification, a data publisher questionnaire assesses the level of support and steps taken for data reuse and discovery. Depending on the responses, the Open Data Institute (ODI) awards a badge that can be embedded on the publisher's website to indicate the level of quality of their publishing process for repeat users.

The Open Data Certificate provides a clear assessment of data's compliance with best practices and provides data publishers with guidance on how to improve their data for optimal reuse.

 

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