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The State of Offices of Data Analytics (ODA) in the UK

Alongside a detailed definition of what Nesta considers as ‘Office of Data Analytics’, the report provides some key findings from our research on UK’s existing Offices of Data Analytics. Through the analysis of nine in-depth case studies, we will explore the reasons for their founding, the structure and model they have adopted, the approach to data analytics they have taken, and the challenge areas they have sought to address with data.

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Primarily aimed at those working in the public sector looking to make better use of their data, this report hopes to reach out also to senior leaders wishing to gain better insights to inform decision making and understand how their organisation can better join up, analyse and act upon data on a different scale.

We would like take this early opportunity to thank all who have informed our research: your contributions have ensured we present the most complete UK picture available.

...And to those who are considering setting up an ODA: wherever you are on your data journey, we hope you will find useful insights in this report to inform your future work.

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Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton

Programme Manager

Michelle will be working in the Government Innovation team on how smarter use of data and technology can help civil society and public sector organisations deliver services, better.

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Camilla Bertoncin

Camilla Bertoncin

Camilla Bertoncin

Research Assistant, Government Innovation Team

Camilla is the Research Assistant working in the Government Innovation Team on the Offices of Data Analytics programme.

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