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The Data Package (v2) standard has been released on June 26, 2024. See the announcement and changelog for details.

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Data Package

Data Package is a standard consisting of a set of simple yet extensible specifications to describe datasets, data files and tabular data. It is a data definition language (DDL) and data API that facilitates findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability (FAIR) of data.


The Data Package standard is a comprehensive set of specifications that collectively define a framework for organizing, documenting, and sharing data in a structured and interoperable manner — EXPLORE THE STANDARD


Data Package is backed by a suite of software tools supporting the standard. From the no-code visual tool Open Data Editor to low-level drivers for 10 programming languages — EXPLORE THE SOFTWARE


Data Package is used for a wide range of scenarios where this standardized data packaging format proves invaluable for efficient data management, sharing, and analysis — EXPLORE THE ADOPTION

  • European Commission
  • Github
  • Dryad
  • Our World in Data
  • PUDL
  • Elife
  • Oxford
  • UKDS
  • Open Data Blend
  • CMOA
  • Data World
  • The University of Chicago
  • Validata


Read the Data Package documentation to learn more about the project:

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