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OSLO: Open Standards for Linking Organisations

OSLO is a product of Digitaal Vlaanderen with which they aim to facilitate semantic interoperability. By doing so, they create an unambiguous standard for the exchange of information. The OSLO methodology provides a scalable process and a method for developing and adopting data standards. An OSLO trajectory delivers a human- and machine-readable conceptual framework that allows cross-sector (re)use of data. Data following these standards flow more smoothly and accelerate innovation.

How Athumi is using OSLO

OSLO standards ensure that data flows smoothly between information systems and enable data exchange and data ecosystems.

In a data-driven economy, the use of data standards is a crucial factor for success. Without data standards, this data economy would not function efficiently.

The benefits of using standards are:

  • an increase in data quality
  • easier data integration
  • lower development costs
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OSLO - a product by Digitaal Vlaanderen

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Frequently asked questions about OSLO

What is OSLO the abbreviation for?

OSLO stands for Open Standards for Linking Organisations. The Flemish government's initiative makes data work together in a structured way in international data spaces.

What can companies use OSLO for?

OSLO is a human- and machine-readable conceptual framework that helps companies engage in data collaborations with companies or public administrations. This conceptual framework outlines your data's requirements to engage in data exchange. OSLO has developed a test platform for companies to check whether their data align with the requirements.

How to get started with the OSLO standard?

We have guided many organisations toward a smooth OSLO start-up. Do you want to get started with OSLO on your own? Then be sure to check out the following step-by-step plan first:

  • Start by defining your project and identifying the data you want to exchange.
  • Familiarise yourself with the OSLO standards.
  • Make your data human-readable by mapping or modelling it via OSLO.
  • Make your data machine-readable, e.g. with JSON(-LD).
  • Share your acquired knowledge with the OSLO community.

By taking these steps, you can get started with OSLO standards and benefit fully from their potential.

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