The SIDF provides the open data to all visitors of the SIDF website, which allow the user to use it freely and without technical, financial or legal restrictions. The open data is a public data according to the law that aims to enhance participation and raise the level of knowledge. Website visitors and beneficiaries must review the policy for using such data to be aware of any new updates. It should also be noted that all open data available on the SIDF website are educational and not-for-profit.
The provisions of this policy apply to all – unprotected –data and public information produced by the SIDF regardless of its source, form or nature. This includes paper records, emails, information stored on computers, audio or video tapes, maps, photographs, manuscripts, handwritten notes or any form of recorded information.
This principle ensures that SIDF avail its data to the public by default unless its nature requires non-disclosure, protection of privacy or confidentiality.
Datasets should be made publicly accessible in a machine-readable format that allows automated processing. Data should be stored in widely used file formats (such as CSV, XLS, JSON, XML) that facilitate machine processing.
Open datasets should be regularly published in their most recent state and should be made available to the public in a timely fashion. Whenever feasible, data collected by SIDF should be released as quickly as it is gathered. Priority should be given to data whose utility is time sensitive.
SIDF provide datasets available for all without discrimination and without the need for registration.
SIDF provide the open data available for all, free of charge.
Open data is subject to the Kingdom’s open data license that specifies the legal basis for using open data and the conditions, obligations and restrictions imposed on the user. The use of open data indicates acceptance of the license terms.
Open data enables access and engagement of everyone, enhances transparency and accountability of entities and supports decision-making and enhance the provision of public services.
Entities should play an active role in promoting the reuse of Open data and providing the necessary supporting resources and expertise. Entities should actively work on empowering a future generation of Open data innovators and engaging individuals, organizations, and the general public in unlocking the value of Open data.
SIDF allows website users to view open data. They also have the right to use such data at their own risk. This right is guaranteed for all beneficiaries and provided for free.
The user of open data is responsible for reusing the data on SIDF website which should not result in any errors related to the content, source and history of the data.
SIDF is not responsible for any data misuse or damage to authorities as a result of using the data published on SIDF website. Furthermore, SIDF does not guarantee the continued availability of this data or part of it. SIDF also does not bear any responsibility towards the users of this data nor is it responsible for any damage or loss due to the reuse of data.
This policy will be published to SIDF website.
The open data policy is derived from the National Data Management Office issued by the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA). For more details about the key principles, general rules for open data and freedom of information, click