Open Data - A user-specific analysis of usage and demands

Afer more than two years of research, the german institute of public administration completed a study on the use and potential of open government data in Germany. The study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, researchers inspected the usage of the national platform for metadata in Germany ( in a series of steps, including a user survey and monitoring of user engagement data. The second phase included discussions with users of open government data in three focus groups about current areas of applications, user experience, and further demands for open government data. Key findings suggest a high demand for the expansion of data supply in general. In particular, healthcare and environment data resources were frequently requested during the research period. The research team wants to thank all supporters of the project, especially the GovData coordination office, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and all participants of the focus groups.


01.09.2019 - 15.06.2022