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can benefit from harmonization so knowledge about open data intermediaries can be developed on top of a shared understanding of what open data intermediaries mean. The objective of this article is to propose a common definition of open data intermediaries. We first carried out a systematic literature review and compiled the definitions of open data intermediaries from the literature. We found that each definition can be broken down into four basic components: (i) Who are the actors of open data intermediaries? (ii) What do they do? (iii) Where are they located in the open data lifecycle? and (iv) Why are they needed? We then conducted another round of data gathering and analysis to substantiate the four basic components. We proposed the following common definition of open data intermediaries: Third-party actors who provide specialized resources
and capabilities to (i) enhance the supply, flow, and/or use of open data and/or (ii) strengthen the relationships among various open data stakeholders.
FundingThe authors acknowledge the financial support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 955569.
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Publications and filtering decisions for the systematic literature review in "Towards a Common Definition of Open Data Intermediaries"
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van Loenen, B., Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, A. M. G., Mulder, I. J., Ploeger, H. D., Welle Donker, F. M., Janssen, M., Crompvoets, J., Vancauwenberghe, G., Steenberghen, T., Casiano Flores, C., Dulong de Rosnay, M., Cluzel-Métayer, L., Lopez-Pellicer, F. J., Nogueras-Iso, J., Alexopoulos, C., Charalabidis, Y., Loukis, E., Magnussen, R., Larsen, B., le Maire Munksgaard Rasmussen, L. L., Polini, A., Re, B. & Fourlis, A.
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