Open data is data that is available for use without legal restrictions and under an open license. These data may be public or those that their owners have decided to leave without restrictions for their free use.
The Data Observatory works in the area of open data, developing mechanisms that allow easy access and reuse, promoting that researchers and the general public have access to such data in a simple and expedited manner. The support that the Data Observatory has given to the Ministry of Science in the COVID-19 data is one of the examples in this area of work.
COVID-19 Database (data science in relation to the pandemic):
The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 database on GitHub is a massive-use platform offering open access to the data analysis community. Data Observatory (DO) additionally develops a set of solutions using cloud platforms offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) through DO, which will multiply the accessibility and usage of this database that is fed with data from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, the Ministry of the Environment, and data on national mobility that is supplied by third parties.