How to start

Do you want to start using Open Data Node ?

  1. Prepare a server of virtual machine, check HW and SW Requirements

  2. Install it, following Installation Manual

  3. Create first dataset and pipeline, getting inspiration for example from article Open Data Node - first dataset

Former COMSODE consortium members are available with knowledge, experience, experts and developers. Just contact us and we will help you with the initial steps.

Become pilot of ODN

Currently there is still interesting opportunity to become pilot instance of ODN. For more information about pilots visit page ODN pilots.

Benefits and opportunities for your institution as a pilot user

Steps for piloting publication of Open Data in your institution (explained step by step)

  1. Categorize your internal data (this helps you to get better insight into your data and processes)
  2. Decide which data can be published openly
  3. Create a data pipeline with COMSODE user-friendly tools which will publish selected data and its updates automatically (or semi-automatically, if you want) in the future.
  4. Publish as much or as little data as you like. (Not everything in your organization’s data catalogue has to be publicly available. You can extend your services over time and keep the rest of the data only for internal needs).

Some data cannot be made publicly available due to legal reasons (personal data, certain confidential information). However, you can still publish parts of it. Open Data Node can help you to anonymize the data. (For example, instead of the names of persons, publish only their number or instead of exact address, publish only the postcode, and so on).

This is flexible and can be decided in accordance with the national legislation. Partial data (when the full dataset cannot be legally made available) is better than no data at all. If needed, ODN software can help you by providing transformation/anonymization services when publishing your Open Data.

Assistance provided by COMSODE

Former members of COMSODE consortium can still assist you:

  1. help with assessment of “as is” state, regarding IT infrastructure and data sources
  2. help with analysis and design of publication process and its implementation: mainly how to deploy and integrate Open Data Node and how exactly to publish data
  3. training for IT staff regarding installation, configuration and maintenance of Open Data Node
  4. training for relevant staff (IT or non-IT, tasked with publishing) regarding Methodology, processes and usage of Open Data Node (mainly so called “pipe line” implementation and maintenance)
  5. help during initial setup of Open Data Node and subsequent support during production operations