Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: API best practices references


This list contains a comprehensive set of documents that describe best practices, recommendations and guidelines collected all over the world (mainly from and for the public sector) analysed within the APIs4DGov study. Each document is classified accordingly to the following rationale:

  • Location: the country or the area where the document is to be applied

  • Author: author of the document

  • Year: year of publication

  • Title: short description of the document

  • Link: URL of the document

  • Topic: specific field the document is about

  • Author type: academic (university, research centre, etc.); consortium (or non profit); expert (individual expert); international organisation; journalist; private company; public administration (government or other public institution)

  • Target sector: intended audience of the document (public sector, private sector or both)

  • Target level: (API) strategic, tactical (organisational), operational (implementation)

  • Area: international, European, ...

Mark Boyd 0000-0001-9507-531X
Lorenzino Vaccari 0000-0002-0526-0755
How to cite
Boyd, Mark; Vaccari, Lorenzino (2020):  API best practices references. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2020-02-17
Issue date 2020-02-17
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Geographic area World
Temporal coverage

From: 1968-01-01 – To: 2020-02-17

Update frequency other
Language English
Data theme(s) Government and public sector; Science and technology

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