This paper presents the core factors that have enabled us to advocate for Data Labs—a model that unlocks government data to help organisations understand their impact on social issues.
How to create an Impact Data Lab
Since 2011, NPC has researched, supported and advocated for the development of Data Labs within the UK. The model aims to unlock government administrative data to enable organisations to understand the impact of their services on the people who use them.
This short guide sets out the key things we have learned while setting up the Ministry of Justice Justice Data Lab, and working to develop Data Labs within education, employment, health and substance misuse. Since there is international interest in the Data Labs model, we hope these insights will prove useful for anyone seeking to use it beyond our UK focus.