Skip to content

Offices of Data Analytics across the UK are at different stages of their journey. Some are just starting out with a new idea and a good intention. Some may have already engaged senior leaders and have the backing of the organisation to progress. Others are scoping or running pilots. Others have been established for a number of months and have the strong leadership backing, funding and capability to progress.

We have categorised each ODA by its progress and current state of operation. It’s important to note that this is not a ‘grading’ or ‘rating’ of quality or performance. Rather, this is purely to provide an informed picture to help organisations learn from one another.

  • Understanding: An organisation is interested in setting up an ODA and there is interest amongst partners. The concept is still being defined and a vision and objectives being developed.
  • Scoping: There is an intention and shared interest in setting up an ODA and most partners are signed up to the approach, and possibly a common data sharing charter. A vision is developed, and pilots are being scoped.
  • Piloting: A pilot or pilots are being undertaken using multi-agency data to answer a specific question or solve a specific problem. Other organisations are signed up and the vision is clearly developed.
  • Running: The Office is established, and data is being shared routinely. Pilots have taken place and analytical products have been developed as a result of the function.
ODAs Case Study Location Map WEB version

Authors

Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton

Programme Manager

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

View profile
Camilla Bertoncin

Camilla Bertoncin

Camilla Bertoncin

Assistant Programme Manager, Government Innovation Team

Camilla is an Assistant Programme Manager in the Government Innovation Team.

View profile