Since 2004, the Infometer monitors government bodies' official websites for informational openness. Such online resources are expected to serve as a convenient tool for access to comprehensive, actual, and usable information on activities of government bodies and bodies of local self-government.
Since 2010, the Infometer implements in its studies automatic informational system aimed to promote improvement of governmental websites within dialog between the government and the civil society.
The Infometer serves also as a communicative site: it enables online consulting within the monitoring procedure when government bodies' officials ask researchers questions or point to possible inaccuracies of evaluation. Following the Infometer's proposals and amending its website, a government body or another organization can impact its informational openness evaluation score before finalizing the monitoring results and possibly improve its position in the Infometer's informational openness rating. Such a rating is developed within a monitoring cycle for online resources belonging to entities of the same type (for instance, there is such a rating for websites of the Russian Federation subjects' arbitration courts).
For 2012, informational openness for the websites of entities participating in online interaction with the Infometer increased at average by 20%.
Information on monitoring results and statistical data are published in the Infometer system and available for any Internet user.
Answers for common questions on the system functionality and the research methodology are available in the Help section.