Open Data Repository: the Opioid Crisis

Executive Summary

Open data is an information movement where organizations release data for free to the public. The data can be used for any purpose, without restriction as part of the public domain. The information can be used, reused and redistributed, as long as it meets the providing organization’s license agreement. [2]

Open data is structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions. [1] 

For more information: Opioid Crisis Management: Foundation Roadmap

We are interested in generating some discussion on this topic in our Opioid Crisis Management Community. Please visit this space to join the conversation.

Benefits of Open Data include:

  • Support for innovation
  • Advancing government's accountability and democratic reform
  • Leveraging public sector information to develop consumer and commercial products
  • Better use of existing investment in broadband and community information infrastructure
  • Support for research 
  • Providing access to public sector service information to support informed decision making
  • Proactive information disclosure

Opioid Crisis Open Data Resources:

United States:



Further Information

This page is currently being updated with new open data sources. Check back later for more helpful links. Visit the Opioid Crisis Management Community of Practice for more information pertaining to the Opioid Crisis.

Related Resources:

References & External Links: 
  1. Open Data 101
  2. Open Data
  3. What is Open Data?
  4. Community Commons