Forgive me, but I think this project is doomed.
I became a member of this community nearly a year ago. I wanted to use my programming skills for the public good. After finding that there was little data that was of use to me, I gave up visiting this site. Nearly a year on, it's still going nowhere. The forum should be huge by now. It isn't. The list of data-sets is pathetic.
I can only describe it as "Yes Minister." data. Harmless. Unlikely to generate controversy.
Unless access is given to the raw data, this quest for knowledge is doomed.
I will log in again in a year with the hope there may be progress.