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Definition of an open data intermediary

The definition of an open data intermediary according to François van Schalkwyk, Michael Caňares, Sumandro Chattapadhyay & Alexander Andrason in their report Open Data Intermediaries in Developing Countries:

An open data intermediary is an agent (i) positioned at some point in a data supply chain that incorporates an open dataset, (ii) positioned between two agents in the supply chain, and (iii) facilitates the use of open data that may otherwise not have been the case.

This definition has been formulated based on the insights gained from examining the ODDC cases. In addition, the definition benefited from the input of a broad range of stakeholders at three separate workshops, one in Berlin in July 2014, a second in Guimaeraes in October of the same year, and a third in Jakarta in February 2015.