We have just launched IATI Canary, a free data monitoring and alert service. It checks to ensure IATI data is both available and compliant with the IATI schema.
It provides a simple way for IATI publishers to make sure their data remains accessible. Data users can also use IATI Canary to keep an eye on data availability and check when broken data has been fixed.
You can sign up to IATI Canary here. If there’s a problem, you’ll be notified by email.
We created IATI Canary in response to feedback from publishers who were unaware that their data was broken. The tool has already helped us support three publishers to fix data issues.
At the time of writing, 34 out of 981 publishers have broken data sets, and 124 publishers have data sets that are not compliant with the IATI schema.