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All the personal information we receive, including your name, email address, organization, and a job title will not be published without asking your permission, though your responses on other questions may be published.