Distinct lack of knowledge on Open Data and government’s agenda are holding back the potential to create new jobs, reduce expenditure and improve public services.
That’s according to new research carried out by public sector research company Dods on behalf of code list provider Listpoint.
The study concludes that :
Great differences exist between central and local government’s application, use and understanding of Open Data
Public servants lack understand about how their individual roles deliver on the Open Data agenda
Experts recognise that private sector access to data standards and government datasets is essential for new jobs and better services
But a large proportion of public servants do not see making data and data standards available to the private sector as a priority.