Commercialisation

Data and Information

Information
The Information Asset Register lists information resources held by the UK Government, concentrating on unpublished resources.
The Re-use of Public Sector Information
On 1 July 2005 the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (SI 2005 No 1515) came into effect. The regulations place obligations on public sector bodies when they allow the reuse of information they hold. The impetus behind the legislation arose from the recognition that public sector information is a valuable information resource that could be used by the private sector to develop value added products and services.

The regulations are based on the principles of fairness, transparency, non-discrimination and consistency of application. Some information falls outside the scope of the Regulations and a charge may be made for re-use of information. A guide to the Regulations and other information may be found on the Office of Public Sector Information website.

Information Asset Register

The Office of Public Sector Information via “inforoute” provides direct access to the government’s Information Asset Register (IAR). The IAR lists information resources held by the UK Government, concentrating on unpublished resources. In doing so it enables users to identify, from one single source, the information held in a wide variety of government departments, agencies and other organisations.

Inforoute is a key part of the government’s agenda for freeing up access to official information.

Find out more about commercialisation topics: 
  • Wider Markets Initiative.
  • Asset management. 

    Back to Commercialisation