Shared, open cross-government standards make services better for users and cheaper to run.
We need your help to set standards for software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT.
These will follow open standards principles and will be applied across government to make services better for users and cheaper to run.
Get involved in the process for determining the adopted standards.
Adopted open standards for government
Government must follow these open standards for government data and technology.
How open standards are chosen
Find out who selects open standards, and how the process works so that it remains fair and transparent.
Current open standards challenges
Find out about the current open standards challenges, comment on them or propose a new one.
Get involved in the open standards challenge process
Find out how you can suggest a new challenge, comment on current challenges or become a challenge owner. Find out how to write a proposal and how they’re assessed.