Becoming an editor or admin
To publish on data.gov.uk, you must have an administrator (admin) or editor account. Both accounts allow you to create and edit datasets.
Admins can also:
- create and add new editors or admins
- approve editor requests
- manage the activity of editors
- respond to freedom of information requests (if agreed by the publisher)
- update details about your organisation
Editors can also:
- manage and configure the harvesting for their organisation
How to get an account
Go to https://data.gov.uk/user/register. Choose a username and password to complete the registration. Click ‘Create new account’.
We’ll send an email within 30 minutes asking you to confirm the account details. We recommend checking your spam folder if you can’t see the email. Once you’ve validated your email address, we’ll activate the account.
You must confirm your email address within 5 days. After this, you’ll need to start again and create a new account.
Once you have an account, you will need to request to become an editor or admin for your organisation.
Become an editor or admin
Sign in to your account and go to https://data.gov.uk/publisher
Search for the publisher and click on the name.
Go to the the administrators icon on the top right of the page. Click on ‘request to become an editor’. Use this link to send a request to become either an editor or admin.
Fill out the form adding details about your position to publish data on behalf of the organisation. If you want to become an admin, you must provide information about the authority you have.
You can make a note of the organisation that your request has been sent to should you need to check the progress of your application. Usually, approved requests take no more than a few days. You’ll receive a confirmation email from the organisation directly.
If you cannot see the administrators icon it may be because of the security settings on your network. You can go to the correct page by manually editing the URL in your browser by adding ‘apply’.
Contact the team If you need help with this, or have any questions.
Once set up as an editor or admin, you will see the ‘Publisher tools’ button where you must sign in to start publishing your datasets.
Request a new publisher
If a publisher isn’t listed on the site, you can contact the team for them to be added.