Launch of Beneficial Ownership Data Standard analysis tools

Open source tools and libraries used for Beneficial Ownership Data Standard analysis tools

Open Ownership is unveiling a set of data analysis tools to help anyone wanting to reuse and work with data published in line with the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS).

Developed by our technical partners at Open Data Services and powered by Deepnote’s data science services, the prototype tools can be found at https://bods-data.openownership.org.

Harnessing a range of open source tools and libraries, our tools allow analysts, data journalists and anyone interested in learning more about beneficial ownership to investigate and use data from the Open Ownership Register and Latvia by converting it into a variety of formats.

The Open Ownership Register is our transnational beneficial ownership register. It regularly imports data from the beneficial ownership registers of Denmark, Slovakia and the UK and connects data across jurisdictions by structuring the data in line with v0.1 of BODS before offering it for anyone to download under the Open Data Commons Attribution License.

The latest data from the Register can be found and analysed at https://bods-data.openownership.org/source/register.

Latvia is adopting BODS for its whole economy with data being published by the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia. An initial release of approximately 120,000 beneficial ownership declarations was published by the Latvian authorities in BODS JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format in January 2021 under the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication licence.This initial BODS release from Latvia can be found and analysed at https://bods-data.openownership.org/source/latvia.

Open Ownership advocates that beneficial ownership data should be available in a structured format to allow it to be more easily analysed and linked with other datasets.

The open source code powering the tools website and the data processing tools is available on Github.

To share feedback about these tools, please raise issues on Github or connect with the data standard support team at Open Ownership via email at [email protected].