Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (v0.4)

The Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS) is an open standard providing guidance for collecting, sharing and using high-quality beneficial ownership data.

It is developed by Open Ownership, a non-profit organisation focused on beneficial ownership transparency, in partnership with Open Data Services. Find out more about the governance of BODS and how to get involved.


Learn about beneficial ownership and why a standardised format for data is important.

For Developers

Understand how to package up and release beneficial ownership data.