Data at your fingertips

Head of Strategy for the Integrated Data Service
Office for National Statistics

15 Sep 2017
14:00 - 14:20

Data at your fingertips

In this session we hear from Dominic Hale, Head of Strategy for the Integrated Data Service at the Office for National Statistics who will share insight into this very exciting project.

The Integrated Data Service (IDS) is a cross-government initiative, which has been designed to transform the way de-identified data about our society and economy is made available for vital research and decision making in the UK.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is leading the delivery of the IDS in collaboration with partners across government, the Devolved Administrations and the external research community.

The vision of the IDS is to bring together ready-to-use data, to enable faster and wider collaborative analysis for the public good.

Currently operating in a beta phase, the IDS provides co-ordinated access to high quality data – critical for driving efficiency and improving public services.

The IDS seeks to transform government’s use of data to drive efficiency and improve public services with a range of benefits including:

  • reducing analytical platform and resource costs
  • increased culture of analytical collaboration that builds trust in statistics
  • offering users friction-free access to a variety of rich data sources
  • offering cloud hosting, virtualisation, and flexible data access