The OGD office at the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) oversees the implementation of the master plan. It provides a central platform for information on OGD, coordinates measures and facilitates the exchange of best practice within the Federal Administration and with external partners. Access the FSO’s website on OGDs>

OGD office staff

  • Maik Roth, Head
  • Maurine Junod, Responsible for communication
  • Michèle Spichtig, Data specialist
  • Kim-Lan Vu, Data specialist
  • Isabelle Baber, IT project manager

The OGD office’s activities and services

  • Issues and regularly updates the guidelines for the publication of open government data (OGD guidelines) and acts as a hub for information on OGD
  • Assists civil servants and data providers in the process of referencing open data sets on
  • Manages and updates the platform and handbook
  • Facilitates communication between the users and providers of open data
  • Encourages (open) data literacy by offering theoretical and practical training in (meta)data management within the public administration and beyond
  • Undertakes periodic measurements and audits of the provision of OGD in Switzerland
  • Follows and participates in national and international discussions on the development of OGD-related standards and regulations