Open Data

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About Open Data

The concept of Open Data has been receiving tremendous attention from different organizations and governments around the world in recent years. In Saudi Arabia, the government has also paid close attention to open data as one of the main pillars towards building a governmental database that provides transparency, and encourage public participation in building online content as well as enhancing creativity.

King Faisal specialist hospital & research center initiative:

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center has launched its own “open data” initiative. The initiative is an information platform titled ”open data library”, which will allow online visitors to the hospital’s electronic portal to benefit from published information and find out about some pre-defined topics.

The platform has many advanced technical and search features which makes it easy to locate certain information, visitors can use the search features and download and share information without any restrictions.

The platform has been equipped with up to date technical features that process the information in an advanced manner and has the capacity to convert data into infographics. These features will help users to compare information and utilize them in the best possible way. The platform allows users to connect data with XML files and view them in any desired format.

Open Data Library

Classification Performance Measurement Indicator Published On Last Modified Download
Health Services and Activities Indicators The Organization CSR Activities (2015) 11/10/2016 11/10/2016
Operations Indicators Hospital Operations Indicators for KFSH&RC-Riyadh for 2015 11/10/2016 11/10/2016
Operations Indicators Hospital Operations Indicators for KFSH&RC-Jeddah for 2015 11/10/2016 11/10/2016
Operations Indicators Operations Indicators for the Research Centre for 2015 11/10/2016 11/10/2016
Education Indicators Medical Education, Scholarship & Training Indicators for the Organization Hospitals (2015) 11/10/2016 11/10/2016

Usage Guidelines

Open Data Usage Policy

What is open data:

A collective information provided by the electronic portal of King Faisal Specialist Hospital, it is accessible and available for all users. This initiative is part of the hospital’s vision to boost transparency and public interaction. The platform provides up to date information using most innovative ways of merging various data sources. It also provides advanced services so that each user is able to use the information freely without any technical or financial or legal constraints.  Users are able to re-use the information while maintaining the legal policy agreement which the information was published under.

Open data policy agreement:

  • By accessing and using the available information on “open data library” platform you agree to the policy terms and conditions.
  • Terms and conditions for this policy is subject to change and modifications without prior notice to users. Hence, it is important to review the agreement policy when using this platform and its content.

Platform data and users 

The hospital allows platform users to view and use the open data free of charge at their own responsibility (or risk). This right is guaranteed for all platform users.

User-data responsibility

The user will be held responsible for reusing the open data library information. The user must avoid any errors when posting the content, the source and date of the information.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital responsibility

King Faisal Specialist Hospital is not responsible for any damage that may appear, or any abuse any entity might encounter due to the use of the available data on its information platform. The hospital does not guarantee the continuity of the data or parts of it.

The hospital is not held responsible for the users who use the information, or any damage or loss caused by reusing information.

Terms and conditions for reusing the information:

  1. The user must mention King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research center as the “source” of the information used from its platform.
  2. The user must not alter or change the information used, and must not ignore mentioning the “source”.
  3. The user must not use the information for political debates or to support illegal actions or in support of criminal acts or use them in racist or hate comments as well as fueling negative reactions or violating the culture and equality in society. Or in support of any activity that is considered illegal or against the culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  4. The user must provide a link to the source of the information by stating the link to the hospital electronic platform, in order to protect the intellectual property of the hospital information and maintain its credibility.


Important notice:

The open data policy follows the rules and regulations and general practices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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