Open Data Policy Generator
Use this form to help you create an open data policy! When you're done, you will get an email with your sample policy.
This is intended to provide you with a sample for you to work off of and customize for your own place or agency's needs. Please do not just take the result blindly — read through the policy and make sure you understand all the parts, then fine-tune it to meet your needs. In the spirit of transparency, if you propose this policy, we strongly encourage you to cite where you got this sample text from (the Sunlight Foundation). Make sure to check out our resources here:
This wizard will provide you with a customized version of our sample open data policy:
The source code for what happens once you submit this form can be found here:
What is the full official name of your municipality, county, state, or other government? Examples: City of Minneapolis, City and County of San Francisco, Town of Amherst, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, District of Columbia, Barcelona City Council
This is a short name for how you want your government referenced later in the document. Examples: City, County, Town, District. (So if you put "City" as your Short Name, then the policy will say things like "all City agencies must..." and "the City will consider...")
Who is signing or taking action on this policy?
Board of Supervisors
Board of Selectmen
Who is responsible for managing the open data program?
Chief Information Officer
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Data Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Open Data Manager
Existing or New Position
Is the manager named above an existing position in the government or a newly established one?
[Optional] What is the identifying name/number of this order, bill, resolution, or policy? Examples: Executive Order 23, Bill 34-2016, Council Resolution 18-74, IT Management Policy 14
To what email address should the policy should be sent?
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