The Open Data Service exists to make available linked data about the University of Oxford. These data can then be re-used by consumers both within and without the University to integrate into services that require institutional data, and aggregated to provide cross-institutional services.
The Open Data Service does not own or maintain datasets; it is a platform for (re-)publishing data that already exist in other systems. The value comes in providing links between datasets and providing standardised APIs for querying the data within them.
We’re primarily concerned with public or university-internal institutional data;
For now we’re excluding research data, and metadata about research outputs. If you’re interested in such things, have a look at the Oxford University Research Archive and the University’s DataBank service.
The Open Data Service is offered as a beta service, and is currently undergoing active development as we add new datasets and functionality.