Open data files are frequently published in a form where the data is not “machine-readable” – structured in a way that allows it to be directly processed by computer. In these cases, Benefacts manually extracts the financial, governance and narrative data, converting it from image files into digital content.
Most of the open data used by Benefacts comes in one of four forms:
In each case, Benefacts reviews the contents, checks them against prior data from the same source and data about the same organisation from other sources, and imports the data to the database.
In re-using data under open data licence terms from multiple sources, Benefacts has taken all reasonable care in preparing and publishing information and analysis on www.benefacts.ie using documents retrieved from regulatory sources, including financial statements prepared by third parties. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information contained and accept no responsibility for errors and omissions.
Last updated 21 May 2020