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Making data available

Departments and agencies must take a number of steps to ensure that its data is made available and to comply with the DataVic Access Policy.

Departments and agencies must take a number of steps to ensure that its data is made available and to comply with the DataVic Access Policy. The main steps are:

Table 2: DataVic Access Policy. The main steps
Step Issues to consider Chapter
1. Identify a dataset
  • Existing and new datasets should be identified
  • High-value datasets should be prioritised
  • Some datasets are restricted for reasons of privacy, public safety, security and law enforcement, public health or compliance with the law

3

3.2

4

2. Prepare the dataset for publication
  • The dataset should be in an open format (e.g. CSV or XML)
  • The dataset should be de-identified of personal and/or confidential information
  • A metadata record for the dataset should be created
  • A data quality statement is recommended

5.1

5.2

5.3

7.3

3. Select a licence

6.1

6.4

4. Publish the dataset
  • The dataset should be uploaded to the department or agency's website or web service
7.1
5. List the dataset at data.vic.gov.au 7.2
6. Manage the dataset
  • Ensure currency of the dataset
  • Manage feedback received from users via data.vic.gov.au

7.4

7.6

Further detail can be found on each topic in the relevant chapters.


7. data.vic.gov.au/datavic-access-policy-dataset-publishing-manual

Reviewed 25 October 2019

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