Data is an important basis for our successful approach and crucial to ending the AIDS epidemic. New developments in data make it possible to achieve results faster in the AIDS response and to achieve our strategic goals sooner.
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
As of May 2016, Aidsfonds publishes project data in accordance with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) guidelines. IATI is an internationally established standard for recording data on projects and making it accessible to third parties. We use open data to improve the quality and relevance of our work and to encourage collaboration and innovation in the field of HIV and AIDS.
Our project data may be used, reused and shared by everyone. We use the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA) for this.
What do we publish?
We publish all project data, unless there is a clear reason not to do so (e.g. privacy-sensitive information). Our exclusion policy contains the criteria to determine what is published or excluded from publication. Aidsfonds publishes and updates its projects every quarter.
The quality of our data is not optimal yet. We believe that working transparently and open data are about perfecting data and not about publishing perfect data. Data quality is one of the most important challenges in this process. It is therefore possible that you encounter errors or imperfections in our data files. If so, we would like to hear that so that we can continually improve our data file. We expect that the quality of our data will continue to improve, the longer we work with open data.
Aidsfonds strives to learn and improve as much as possible on the basis of the information we publish and compare with others. As a result, we are and remain able to get a more up-to-date insight into where the problem is greatest and where our work is most needed, to make informed choices about where and how we work, to better measure the impact of our work and to achieve our strategic goals sooner.