Discover the data you need
DataLinker’s directory for members allows you to find which organisations implement each API. Each organisation also chooses the terms on which they will make data available. An API allows registered organisations to discover API implementations programmatically as well.
Once agreements and permissions are sorted, data moves between the API Provider and API Consumer systems directly, rather than through a central hub.
Standardised data models
DataLinker describes both API specifications, the data model used to retrieve or update data, and provides any other guidance for use. Together these are called a “DataLinker Schema”.
- APIs are specified using the OpenAPI Specification popularised by Swagger.io);
- Data models are defined using JSON-LD and can be validated using JSON Schema;
- Guides and discussions about the various schemas can be found in our Working Groups.