This project aims to provide best practices for data sharing based on existing initiatives for those within the mining industry so they can benefit from the opportunities of open data. The document is designed to support:
Anyone in a mining organization who intends to share data with others
Anyone in the mining industry who needs to approve sharing data between entities
Anyone who wants to use open data shared by the mining industry
This guideline explores:
Management considerations that explain the value of open data sets and provide the context required to understand the process and help the guideline user decide whether sharing open data sets is appropriate for their situation.
Implementation considerations that explain processes for sharing open data sets once the guidelines user has decided to proceed.
INDUSTRY VALUE AND CONTEXT
Open data is defined as digital information that is made available with as few technical or legal restrictions as possible so that it can be freely shared, used, interpreted, and built upon anywhere by anyone. In the transition to a data-driven world, benefits of having data that is accessible and open can include:
Increased transparency and accountability
Identification of novel solutions to problems such as inconsistencies and poor communication between operations
Providing an enhanced understanding of industry trends and patterns or the ability to better predict outcomes
Accelerating research, education, and innovation efforts
This guideline is now published. You can read it here. You can also contribute to the guideline’s implementation by sharing it with others in your company, sharing your experiences, and participating in further work on this topic.
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