The Open 3P data standard is managed, developed and maintained through an open and transparent process. The governance documents on the governance page set out how the standard is held by Open Data Manchester CIC -  the Data Standard Holding Body (DSHB), how decisions are made by the interim Standard Custodian Board (iSCB) until it is replaced by the Standard Custodian Board (SCB) in November, and the Standard Change Process.

All meetings by the iSCB/SCB have a published agenda, minutes and associated documentation. These can be found on the right of this page.

Live petitions to change the standard can be found in the Notices section of the website and the posting and subsequent consultation process follows that set out in the Standard Change Process.