IGF 2023 Lightning Talk #37 Open Data Evaluation Model in Brazilian Governmental Portals

Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (06:15 UTC) - Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (07:20 UTC)
Room H

Data Governance & Trust
Big Data Architecture, Usage and Governance

Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação do Ponto Br
Henrique Xavier, NIC.br, Technical community, GRULAC

Daphnee Iglesias, UN-IGF / IRC Deutschland, Civil Society, WEOG

Diogo Cortiz, NIC.br, Technical community, GRULAC


Ana Eliza Duarte, NIC.br, Technical community, GRULAC

Onsite Moderator

Daphnee Iglesias, UN-IGF / IRC Deutschland, Civil Society, WEOG

Online Moderator

Diogo Cortiz, NIC.br, Technical community, GRULAC


Henrique Xavier, NIC.br, Technical community, GRULAC



Targets: 16.7 - Open Data creates a more transparent, accountable, and participatory environment for decision-making. It encourages the involvement of diverse stakeholders, promotes inclusivity, and improves the representation of different voices in shaping policies and actions at all levels. 16.8 - By harnessing the power of open data, developing countries can overcome information asymmetries, advocate for their interests more effectively, and actively participate in global governance institutions. This leads to a more equitable and inclusive global governance system that considers the perspectives and needs of all countries, regardless of their level of development. 16.10 - By implementing open data initiatives in accordance with national legislation and international agreements, governments can promote public access to information while upholding fundamental freedoms, fostering transparency, and enabling informed public participation in decision-making processes.


This session is structured in four moments. In the first 5 minutes, we will introduce the Challenges of the web and the Brazilian scenario. The next 10 minutesWe will present the model for assessing open data in Brazilian government portals and the steps involved in building the tool. In the next 5 minutes, we will present the results achieved with the tool up to the moment of the presentation and the research implications. Finally, the last ten minutes will be open for interaction with the in-person and online audience.

Duration (minutes)



One of the major challenges related to publishing and consuming data on the web is the standardization of information structures. Many organizations publish their datasets in a particular way, without considering the standards and publishing principles developed and established by the community to facilitate information sharing and utilization. In other words, when analyzing a set of open data publishing portals, it was noticed that there is no standardization of the published data, which hinders or complicates access to open data by users. Given this scenario, the creation of mechanisms that can guide publishers to use principles and best practices for publishing open data on the web becomes necessary, ultimately allowing for better data governance on their information portals. This would result in a series of benefits, such as a better understanding of the data, easier discovery, and processing, as well as data reuse and sharing by user consumers. In this context, a methodology is proposed to evaluate this heterogeneous environment and present a tool capable of mapping the use of best practices for publishing and making open data available on Brazilian government portals.

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