This Wikibook will become the product of a research project being run by The Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development for the Institute of Metadata Management. CSLLD has been asked to develop an annotated list of 10 or 15 open data initiatives, explaining how they work and include examples of where their data has been reused. We hope to attract volunteers from Wikipedia and Wikibooks to help develop and maintain this Wikibook, and to participate in the research project (see the Wikiversity page) so that it may continue to grow and develop beyond the life of this project. We also want to model open research and development practices in a project looking at open data.

We are aiming to compete our part in this project by September 2012. Please refer to the Wikiversity page for our research progress.