About ODI Belfast

ODI Belfast

ODI Belfast has been part of the Open Data Institute’s global Node network since 2015.

We provide a local linkage to the fantastic expertise and resources of the ODI.

We are committed to developing the economic, social and environmental benefits of open data throughout all of Northern Ireland.


Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share

The Open Data Institute was founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to address today’s global challenges using the web of data.

Driven by needs, and focused on timely challenges, we help people identify and address how the web of data will impact their businesses and their sectors. Together, we will build a strong data infrastructure that delivers open innovation at web-scale. Find out more about what the ODI does.



ODI Nodes create open data impact globally and ensure that open data is for everyone.

As a Node, we have adopted the ODI Charter, and their mission to connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data.

Nodes are engaged in communicating open data stories, and helping to develop and deliver standards, processes and tools that are of use to the whole community. Where can you find ODI Nodes globally?


ODI Belfast focuses on Learning and Community



  • Network nodes bring together communities. They host events, produce open data case studies and help promote understanding of open data in their localities around the world.

Become a Member

Become an ODI Individual Supporter through ODI Belfast and join a unique group of people who share a deep interest in open data and benefit from a range of connections, resources and discounts. Join today.