Cost recovery

What is Cost recovery?

Cost recovery meaning The principle of setting a price for a resource, e.g. data, aiming to recover the cost of collecting the data, as distinct from marginal cost. Data charged for on a cost-recovery basis is not open data according to the Open Definition. Studies show that charging for PSI on a cost-recovery basis leads to lower growth than free or marginal-cost pricing.

 

reference: Open Data Handbook – Glossary

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