The Berlin Open Data portal is a milestone for the German Open Data movement. As a result of the BODS project, a central platform with structured, machine-readable, and freely-accessible data is now available. Besides conceptualization, realization, and operation of the platform, organizational, legal, and technical recommendations for Open Data were tackled for the German capital and published as the official “Berlin Open Data Strategy”. Additionally, BODS aims to secure political commitment for Open Data, define technical standards for security, integrability, and quality management, as well as the standardization of license terms and terms of use. Currently, the platform focuses on opening up further databases and on providing the necessary tools for the usage and further processing of these data.

Partners: Berliner Senatsverwaltungen für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung/ Inneres und Sport, BerlinOnline GmbH, Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker