Human Services Data Specification (HSDS)
The Human Services Data Specification (HSDS) is Open Referral's core data exchange format. HSDS is designed to support the publication of open, interoperable community resource directory data.
.. admonition:: When to use HSDS? :class: hint .. markdown:: HSDS is designed to support bulk exchange of data between different information and referral systems. It is appropriate to use when you want to export a collection of information about services, the locations where they can be accessed, and the organizations that deliver them. HSDS data can then be imported into other systems that support the Open Referral specifications. You can also use HSDS as a reference model when designing a data system to store or exchange human service information. HSDS has been designed around the core **required** fields to support search and discovery of services, and the **recommend** fields that are useful to a wide range of users. Individual implementations may extend HSDS with their own properties. For interactive exchange of data between systems (e.g. fetching individual services, or synchronising data) the Human Services Data API Suite (HSDA) is available.
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 2 :caption: Standard about reference logical_model variations_interoperability formatting changelog :caption: Guidance use_cases schedules producing_sharing sample_data detail_dates classifications identifiers extending