Our Work

Data Labs

Our Data Labs project aims to open up government administrative data to the not-for-profit sector to help organisations better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries.

The Data Labs project is funded by the Oak Foundation and supported by our advisory panel. Following our work initiating the Justice Data Lab, we are now supporting the development of further Data Labs and working to increase the demand for data for impact measurement.

For more information about the Data Labs project, including the benefits of the approach, download our one page summary or watch our video below:


Our Data Labs project is being externally evaluated by Fergus Lyon, Middlesex University, Ian Vickers, Middlesex University, Prabhat Vaze, Belmana Consulting and James Rees, Birmingham University. Read a summary of the findings from the Justice Data Lab review, or download the full report.

Justice Data Lab

The Justice Data Lab is run by the Ministry of Justice and gives organisations working with offenders access to re-offending data.

Education Data Lab

We’re advocating for an analytical service in education to help charities access impact data from the National Pupil Database.

Employment Data Lab

We are helping DWP develop an analytical service that would support organisations to measure the impact of their services on employment outcomes.

Health Data Lab

We have supported the HSCIC to write a business case for a health analytical service/data lab, which would measure impact on secondary care.

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