It is often the case that access to data requires user registration and/or authorisation.
Including this information in metadata would be beneficial for a number of reasons, including the following ones:
- Grouping data based on access restrictions
- Informing users about access restrictions
Allowing users to filter data based on access restrictions
Based on feedback from public sector organizations we have thrown in these extra properties for the dataset class:
- Access Level -to distinguish open data from the rest by dividing into public, restricted and non-public datasets.
- Access Rights - to express why the dataset is restricted/non-public. Applies only for restricted/non-public datasets.
Add new property to Dataset to indicate whether the Dataset is public, restricted or non-public.
- Recommending the specification of access restrictions, possibly by using dct:accessRights
- Identify / develop a code list for access restrictions
A possible list of access restrictions:
- no limitations
- registration required (non-discriminatory)
- autorisation required (“closed data”, that only authorised users can access)