State of Open Policy Survey
Objective
The goal of this survey is to understand the current state of open policies by governments around the world. Open data policies, with which government provide data they hold for public to use, is adapted in many parts of the world. Open educational resources in some countries are supported by government policies or funding. However, we do not have any good global overview on how these policies are adapted. Based on the survey, we will create a quick overview of global open policy.
By open policies, we mean those policies that require, encourage, or support open provision of various information resources typically by using an open license (such as Creative Commons Attribution License or Open Database Commons License) or waiving copyrights. It means that as a result, the resources will become open - any person can use the resources for almost any purpose, including for commercial use, copying, remixing, and modification.

This survey is conducted by a consortium of seven organisations from six continents (Centrum Cyfrowe, re:share, Karisma Foundation, SPARC, CommonSphere, AusGOAL, and the National Copyright Unit Australia ) for its “State of Open Policy 2015” project, a part of a bigger initiative called Open Policy Network, an international group of more than 50 organizations promoting open policy. Our aim is to write a report that provides a global overview of the development of open policies. The report will include the overview of the movement related to open policy in different regions, significant initiatives to be shared, and future prospects.

We are looking at open policies in four open fields, namely , Open Education (OE), Open Science (OS), Open Data (OD), and Open Heritage (OH). The responses received through this survey will help us get the big picture of open policy around the world and locate notable policy development/implementation in the world. For more information on Open Policy Network, please check: https://openpolicynetwork.org/

Notes
In order for others to easily validate your answers, please submit your answers with URLs, with evidence that others can access online. This extra effort on your part will provide us with research data that we may not have otherwise had access to.

You do not have to answer all the questions on different areas of openness, although we ask all of you to answer some of the questions in section 2. However, the more we learn about your country or your jurisdiction, the better the overall picture becomes.

At this time, we focus on national governments, excluding international, sub-national, or multinational entities. But if there are any particularly important initiatives of this type in your region, please fill out the answers for them or email Kelsey Wiens, our Project Lead: kelseywiens@gmail.com . Our preliminary study revealed that Australian open policies are driven more by states, not national government. We welcome your help finding out how best to adjust the survey to those cases.

All the personal information we receive, including your name, email address, organization, and a job title will not be published without asking your permission, though your responses on other questions may be published.

1.1. Country/jurisdiction you tell us about *
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1.2. Your first name *
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1.3. Your email address *
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1.4. Organization *
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1.5. Job title *
Your answer
1.6. Country of residence *
Your answer
1.7. Website
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2.1. Policy Strength and Scope *
What is the status of open policy discussions and decisions (such as legislations and executive decisions) in your country or jurisdiction? Please rate the state of open policy decisions according to the table below. See the description of and examples for each area and score at: https://goo.gl/5UVi2U
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Open Education (OE)
Open Science (OS)
Open Data (OD)
Open Heritage (OH)
2.2. Online source(s) supporting your scoring (all the areas)
Please put the URL(s) for the webpages which we can visit to ensure your scoring for OE, OS, OD, or OH of "Policy Strength and Scope".
Your answer
2.3. Level of Policy Implementation *
This part asks you whether the country actually does what their open policies promise - how widely does the country make a progress on policy implementation? Please rate the state of the country according to the table below. See the description of and examples for each area and score at: https://goo.gl/zG30R5
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I don't know
Open Education (OE)
Open Science (OS)
Open Data (OD)
Open Heritage (OH)
2.4. Online source(s) supporting your scoring (all the areas)
Please put the URL(s) for the webpages which we can visit to ensure your scoring for OE, OS, OD, or OH of "Level of Policy Implementation".
Your answer
3.1. International Leadership
We'd like to know if there are other countries that act as reference or are influential in policy development and other governmental actions of your country, or country you are scoring, in a given area of open policy (OD, OE, OH, or OS). Which other countries, if any, are looked as exemplary, leaders, or otherwise positive in your country, or country you are scoring regarding the given area of open policy?
Your answer
4.1 Discovery Mechanism
Does the country have a way to discover open information resource, such as a repository or portal in a given area, an open educational resources repository in OE, or an open data portal in OD? (We are interested in a web site or other means that covers substantial part of the open information resource in a given area. The coverage does not have to be comprehensive, but it should not be trivial. If the site covers resources in one of the multiple languages used in the country, that is probably good. If the site covers resources from multiple countries, that is also okay.)
There is at least one good way to search and discover relevant open information resource.
There is hardly any way, other than generic search engines (e.g. Google) to search and discover relevant open information resource.
Open Education (OE)
Open Science (OS)
Open Data (OD)
Open Heritage (OH)
4.2 Online source(s) for Q 4.1.
If you answer that there is one or more ways to discover open information resources for Q 4.1., please give us a URL for the websites you are thinking of.
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5. Any questions or comments?
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