Eric Hinsdale is a knowledge management and information technology consultant. For the past three years he has worked for a boutique...More
What does promoting Open Data look like in practice. We'll examine a large research organization was having trouble getting its researchers to comply with their open data policy. An in-depth process involving focus groups, one-on-one interviews, a technology audit, and review of policies and procedures identified factors that were discouraging compliance with the open data policy. This review led to recommendations for policy and procedure changes that will encourage researchers to follow the policy in the future.