Which? has become one of the first organisations to join the Open Data Institute (ODI) programme. The ODI is helping bring together world experts to identify and develop open data ideas.
Which? will develop information and comparison tools that make public services more transparent to give consumers the information and advice they need to make choices, for example in health and social care. We will build on our experience developing Which? University, our free independent website that gives people access to impartial information to help them choose the right course and university. The website uses the Government’s Key Information Set (KIS) and related data sources.
Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:
“Endless pages of data and statistics can be difficult to understand and are overwhelming for consumers, and it’s not always obvious how it can help them make more informed decisions. We look forward to working with the ODI to understand better how to develop tools that bring open data to life to give consumers greater control and choice over the services they use and fully realise the benefits of greater transparency.”