The Web Science Trust was asked by the Nominet Trust to author a report on the impact of Open Data on Charities.

This report, written by Wendy Hall, Nigel Shadbolt, Thanassis Tiropanis, Kieron O’Hara and Tim Davies, reviews open data as it relates to the charitable sector. It draws on long experience of developing open data in research and government, as well as early work exploring open data with charities and third-sector organisations. It defines open data, describes the background context of a knowledge economy, and outlines key opportunities and challenges of open data in the charity sector.

To download the report please go to Nominet State of the Art Report on Open Data and Charities.