Data Schema / Intro

Data Schema

This data schema sets out how beneficial ownership data must (or should) be structured and formatted in order to conform to the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard (BODS).

People working on data management systems implementing BODS will want to understand the concepts on which the standard is modelled. The schema browser provides a way of digging through the schema’s structure, showing how its objects and fields fit together. Alternatively, the schema reference presents these elements and their descriptions in easy-to-reference tables.

Further considerations regarding the validation, publishing, and lifecycle of data are included as [technical requirements](technical-requirements.md).

Must and should are used in the schema to denote required and recommended elements of the Standard, as defined in RFC2119.