Establishment of an overarching internal and public data infrastructure (DataHUB and OpenData Portal)

Digital management needs efficient internal data management. The GD:B strategy contributes to the establishment of an efficient infrastructure in Berlin’s administration that enables the exchange of data between authorities. At the same time, this is to enable the community-oriented use of public data by various actors such as business, academia and civil society – in the form of a link between the data and the Berlin Open Data Portal, naturally taking into account the legal framework of data privacy. As a matter of principle, administrative data is no longer to be managed locally, but in a secure environment. This environment should be optimized for security, resilience, data sovereignty and cost. For this purpose, interfaces are to be set up for all specialized data-processing procedures that allow connection to a central data platform. Data are to be implemented as Linked Open Data. Data sets must be created in such a way that they are as open, compatible, well described and uniquely identifiable as possible. This enables links to be generated automatically.

The CDO/StS D is responsible for setting up and managing the platform from which the data is made available to the public via the Open Data Portal www.daten.berlin.de in accordance with the open-by-default principle, providing there are no exceptions to the Open Data Regulation such as personal data or other statutory data privacy provisions to the contrary. The Berlin Open Data portal is being further elaborated for this purpose. Visualization tools (e.g. dashboards*) will be developed to display and contextualize data sets.

Like the data infrastructure, data skills need to evolve across authorities. Together with central responsibility for the inventorization and publication of high-quality data resources in the public authority landscape, this ensures the implementation of Berlin’s Open Data strategy as it is currently being developed. For this purpose, a Data Officer will be appointed in all authorities to take responsibility for the data flow between the different authorities and the quality of the data. Together with the CDO/StS D and the Berlin Open Data Information Office (ODIS), these form a network structure that drives the development of the data infrastructure.

The data infrastructure is to enable data exchange within the administration while at the same time strengthening cooperation between the administration, business, academia and civil society. A data and actor mapping with the aim of exploring existing data stocks in the administration can usefully complement the development of internal data management. This is explained in more detail in the state’s Open Data Strategy, which is currently being developed.

The DataHUB and the Open Data Portal are being developed jointly with the ITDZ and as part of Berlin’s ICT architecture, particularly with regard to data management and open data. As a prototype for the DataHUB, the data platform FutrHUB run by Urban Tech Republic, Tegel Projekt GmbH, can be used, which is already available for these applications in this project.

Responsible: CDO/StS D

Participants: IT Service Center Berlin (ITDZ). Tegel Project GmbH

Period: Still to be defined

Fields of action: Create the conditions for intelligent data use; strengthen digital citizens’ rights and comply with data privacy regulations

  • References

    Please see glossary for explanations for terms marked with an asterisk*.

Strategy Chapters

  • Why Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin?

  • Values Compass: How do we shape Berlin as a digital city?

  • Fields of Action: What does the city need?

  • Measures: How can we realise Berlin as a digital city?

  • Governance: How do we work together?

  • Implementation: What tools do we need?

  • Impact measurement: How do we stay on track?

  • Overview of Strategy