The purpose of the INSPIRE validator is to help data providers, solution providers and national coordinators to check whether data sets, network services and metadata meet the requirements defined in the INSPIRE Technical Guidelines. The validator provides detailed test reports to help implementers understand how well their data, services, metadata or software solutions are doing(or where they need to improve).

The validator is based on the Abstract Test Suites agreed between Member States and the Commission in the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Group. The validator has been developed under ARE3NA ISA action.