This article focuses on the project entitled
 “Estandarización de datos de femicidios” 
(Standardisation of Data on Femicide).
 Firstly, we contextualise the curren t
status of open data in Latin America.
 We then explain our hypothesis of how
 standardising data could help us improve
 data quality and, lastly, we reflect on our 
study. Standardisation (and the eventual 
release of data) is not some kind of magic
 wand; rather, it is a process that enables
 us to see the problem more clearly and 
reflect on the criteria used by government
 agencies to produce data.