This is an overview of the second of three consultative iterations leading towards the adoption of IATI's first integer upgrade in October 2014. In this iteration:
- we present drafts of the new schema and codelists for review and initial testing
- we continue consultation on the final overall content, definitions and functionality
Comments on this second iteration should be received by Monday 28th July 2014. See 'Consultation' below.
In the course of the first consultation a number of additional issues have arisen that the IATI technical team are proposing should be included in the standard
- Enforcing order on the schema to improve validation
- Redefining activity-website as a document-link
- Deleting previously deprecated items
- A number of minor additions in section 8. Miscellaneous
- The draft Version 2.01 activity schema can be found here
- A colour-coded table view of the activity schema can be found here, which highlights Additions (green), deletions (red) and modifications (yellow)
- The draft Version 2.01 common schema can be found here.
- The draft Version 2.01 organisation schema can be found here.
- A colour-coded table view of the organisation schema can be found here, which highlights Additions (green), deletions (red) and modifications (yellow)
This proposal is divided into eight sections. You can find the logic in the following separate posts.
- Strengthening the Core of the Standard
- Additional Mandatory Conditions
- Language Neutral Codelists
- Multi-lingual Text Fields
- A Consistent Approach to OECD DAC Organisation Identifiers
- Improvements to the Organisation Standard
- Replicate more activity-level elements at transaction level
- We have reached the second of three 'punctuation points' in the upgrade process. If any member of the Steering Committee wishes to express a formal objection to the inclusion of any of the proposed modifications they should do so in writing to the IATI secretariat as well as publicly posting their reasons for the 'veto'on this forum. This approach should only be adopted if the member believes that the further two consultations on the issue are unlikely to satisfy their concern.
- All members of the Steering Committee, all publishers and users of IATI data, and all members of the IATI Technical Advisory Group are invited and encouraged to participate in this consultation.
- You can do this by commenting on the specific topics that are linked to the detailed proposals laid out in the links above.
- If you prefer to comment privately you are welcome to email support @ iatistandard.org
- It is hoped that a transparent, collaborative consensus will develop out of this consultation.
- The deadline for comments is Monday 28th July 2014.
- You can find the original proposal for this upgrade, released in February 2014, here.
- This was submitted to the Steering Committee in March 2014 in this report and with this timetable.
- Feedback from the Steering Committee in March 2014 was reported here.
- You can find the proposal for consultation on the first iteration between April and May 2014 here