Very often a challenge for open data is a lack of skills among citizens and civil society. Here are some projects you should know about when you are facing similar issues in your work with civil actors. Open4Citizens, a EU-funded project, seeks to address the gap between the opportunities offered by the abundance of open data and citizens’ capabilities to imagine new ways of using such data. Open Knowledge’s School of Data, meanwhile, offers online courses to civil society organisations, journalists and professionals covering (open) data analysis, management and publishing. Another organisation helping to make open data more accessible is Dyntra, which develops indices to measure public information from governments, public authorities, political parties and elected representatives.