Open Data policy

The policy of disclosing data and publishing it in machine-readable formats is aimed at making it easier to access.

On the ASU portal, in the section “On the educational organization” there are data in a machine-readable format with micro-markup[1]. For the convenience of processing news information, a unified format has been developed, and an RSS news feed is being formed. The system for recording scientometric indicators uses data from open bibliographic sources. The University is a source of other data used by third parties to develop information services. Sharing data will have a positive impact on the effectiveness of collaboration.

To optimize the use of open data within the consortia, uniform regulations (rules) and data exchange formats will be applied. As a pilot project, ASU organizes the development of rules and regulations that determine the composition of data and exchange formats in organized consortia. The main characteristics in the field of open data: creation and provision of sets of own data, scientific and educational, for open use; development of information systems and services capable of using open data provided by other organizations in scientific, educational and administrative activities.

Data sets, the formation of which in a priority order: information about the centers of collective use (composition of unique research equipment, the purpose of equipment and the composition of potentially solved research problems, information on its certification and verification, software that processes research results and the period of validity of licenses on software); information about scientific developments of ASU (information about researchers, scientific publications, patents, inventions, utility models); calendar of events held by the University; a competency map, formed on the basis of an analysis of employers’ requirements for educational programs, knowledge and skills of graduates and a forecast of the executive bodies of state power about the need for specialized specialists; information about teaching staff – carriers of unique educational technologies; information about ready-made bilingual educational programs; information about outstanding graduates and their achievements; information about books published at ASU; information about partnership agreements (in the scientific field, in the field of education, in other areas, partnerships with foreign organizations, partnerships with organizations that provide places for internship); register of software used at the University; the results of an independent assessment of the quality of the educational process; data on paid and free services provided by the University (description of the service, terms of provision, conditions of receipt, information about the sites provided to external users for organizing events).

The level of practical usefulness of using open data will be significantly higher when scaling and involving in the processing of similar sets of information generated and made publicly available by the partners of the University.

[1] Rosobrnadzor order dated May 29 2014 No. 785 “On approval of the requirements for the structure of the official website of an educational organization in the information and telecommunications network” Internet “and the format for presenting information on it”