This tool is alpha. Please report any problems on GitHub issues.

How to use the 360Giving Data Quality Tool

Upload, paste or provide a link to data in the 360Giving Data Standard format, and this application will convert between JSON, Excel and CSV formats, allowing you to download the original file, and the converted versions.

You will also be able to inspect key information from the data that the application is able to find, so that you can check the data.

This tool will:

Check your data is valid. When it passes these checks, you will know that it is formatted for re-use

It will not:

Check your data is accurate. Read about common data errors and how to check for them in the Common Errors section.

Check the data against your own open data policy. Read more about Publishing and Using Open Grant Data .


The application accepts data in some of the formats given in the 360Giving Data Standard guidance.
Acceptable files are:

More Information click to see.

What happens to the data I provide to this site?

We retain the data you upload or paste to this site, on our server, for 7 days.

If you supply a link, we fetch the data from that link and store it on our server for 7 days.

We delete all data older than 7 days from our servers daily, retaining none of the original data.

While the data is on our servers we may access that data to help us understand how people are using this application, what types of data are being supplied, what common errors exist and so on.

We may also retain data in backups of our servers, which means on occasion, some data may be retained longer. We have no intention of using this data for anything other than server recovery in an emergency.

We do retain some metadata about data supplied to this site. Details can be found in the code, but may include information about whether or not the file was uploaded, linked or pasted, the size of the file, the date/time it was supplied and so on.

Why do you delete data after 7 days?

This is service to allow people to explore machine readable data. As such we see no need to store and gather everything people submit to the site forever. We have chosen 7 days as a practical time frame that allows people to share results with colleagues, but also allows data to disappear over time to save people having to clean up after themselves.

We believe that deleting supplied data after 7 days provides a level of privacy for the users of this service.

Why provide converted versions?

The W3C Data on the Web Best Practices recommend making open data available in a range of formats to meet the needs of different users, for example, developers may want JSON, researchers might prefer a spreadsheet format.