The OpenActive Activity List is a standardised list for use as reference data in apps, systems and tools like activity finders. The OpenActive Activity List covers widely practised physical activities. It provides standardised labels and identifiers to improve accuracy and discovery. It is collaboratively maintained by the OpenActive community and aims as far as possible to be reliable, comprehensive, and complete.
Contributing to the Activity List
If you would like to propose activities to be added to the list, if you believe you have spotted an error, or you want to suggest improvements to the list, please use the suggestion form below. Your proposal will then be reviewed and incorporated where possible.
Curation of the Activity List
The OpenActive team will take responsibility for curating the list.
- Requestor makes request for an activity to be added to the list with all required information
- The OpenActive team makes informed decision to add activity to the list based on the information provided
- The justification for approving or declining an addition is recorded and the requestor is advised of the decision
- If the submission falls outside of the guidelines, the OpenActive team will take this to the OpenActive W3C Community Group for approval under the exceptions process
To ensure the activity list remains fair and consistent, we will be guided by set principles that are listed below
- To be inclusive
- To focus on the end user search
- To manage the distinction between activities and facilities
- To set a time limit for initial fast track review
- To ensure research is consistent across all submissions
If the proposed change is not clearly beneficial when judged against the criteria or if the proposed change would affect the integrity of the activity list it will be referred to the OpenActive W3C Community Group as an exception for further consideration and a decision.
The approval of exceptions will be guided by the criteria above and expertise of the group as owners of the list. and the role of the OpenActive W3C Community Group will be more ownership focussed.
Reporting will be made available to the OpenActive W3C Community Group on a regular basis for review and comments, providing information on recent additions/removals and data quality.