• Data and Intelligence Network sets out future plans

    1st June 2022 by

    Blog by Lewis McCathie, Communications and Engagement Manager, Data & Intelligence Network. Created by the Scottish Government in 2020 to provide evidence-based analysis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Data & Intelligence Network (DIN) is now looking to build upon this by supporting a number of Scottish Government policy areas so to utilise public sector...

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  • Developing a Data Transformation Framework

    26th May 2022 by

    In Scotland, Public Sector organisations have been creating, using and managing data for many years, and the practices around this have sometimes developed organically meaning there may be a lack of consistency when approaching things like data management, skills and standards.

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  • Data Science Accelerator 2022

    10th May 2022 by

    The Data Science Accelerator offers public sector analysts a fantastic opportunity to develop their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator provides protected time to explore your real-life work challenge with the support of a mentor, or to help others as a volunteer mentor.

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  • Unlocking the Value of Public Sector Data for Public Benefit

    6th May 2022 by

    The new Independent Expert Group (IEG) met at the end of March 2022, the first of our series of monthly meetings. For each of these meetings, we aim to write a blog to accompany the minutes, as a more accessible way to get a sense of what we discussed at the meeting, as well as some other initiatives which are influencing our thinking.

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  • Co-producing the data commitment for Scotland’s Open Government Action Plan

    7th April 2022 by

    Hi, my name is Martin Macfie and I lead the Open Data team in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate. In my blog, Collaborating on Open Data in Scotland, which I wrote in September 2021, I mentioned that we were in the process of co-producing the data commitment for the next 4-year Open Government Action Plan...

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  • Running a data maturity assessment – project update

    24th March 2022 by

    Blog by Sally Kerr, Data Standards Project Manager, Data Division. My name is Sally Kerr and I am a Project Manager in the Digital Directorate’s, Data Standards team. I have previously blogged about the start of the Data Maturity and Pathways project Scottish Government is running, working with a cohort of public sector organisations. The...

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  • MUDDI – A new standard for underground data

    1st February 2022 by

    Blog by Alexander Ramage, Head of Management Information Systems, Transport Scotland. My name is Alexander Ramage and I work in Transport Scotland as Head of Management Information Systems. As part of my role I work with the Data Standards Team in Digital Directorate as the Scottish Government representative to the Technical Committee of the Open...

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  • Running a data maturity assessment project

    20th December 2021 by

    Blog by Sally Kerr, Project Manager, Data Standards team. My name is Sally Kerr and I am a Project Manager in the Digital Directorate’s, Data Standards team. An important part of my role in the team is the development of Data Transformation Framework. Data transformation is the journey towards improvement and increased capability in using...

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  • CivTech 6 – Challenge 12 update

    24th November 2021 by

    Hi, my name is Shona Nicol, and I head up a team in the Scottish Government’s, Digital Directorate, that covers technical data policy and I’d like to give everyone an update on a CivTech Challenge that I’m sponsoring along with NatureScot and the Data and Intelligence Network. I have spoken about this project in a...

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  • Research on Equality Protected Characteristics

    4th November 2021 by

    A blog by the Data & Intelligence Network(D&IN) comprised of Scottish Government and our partners. Following on from recent blogs by the Data & Intelligence Network on linking the people & places of Scotland and our Ethics Framework, this blog explains another recent project taking place within the Network. This project seeks to explain how...

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