We develop new technology, frameworks and models to support better use of data.
We are a team of data strategists and technologists supporting organisations in the public and private sectors to embed best practises in data.
Our specialisms are in emerging technologies (such as data trusts and personal data exchange), and linked reference data.
Our mission is to instil best practises in data within government and to make data truly useful for everyone.
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What we've done for our users
User-friendly standards for Government spreadsheets
Government Digital Service
Making federated data more discoverable
Enhancing the organisation’s USP
Cutting edge research into data trusts
Office for AI, Innovate UK
Transforming UK prisons
Making personal data easier for citizens
Our latest insights
How DIT built a service as an open dataset
Simon Worthington explains why Department for International Trade considered the users and publishing open data alongside a new service was the obvious choice for meeting the needs of many.
This is a guest post on the Government Digital Service “Data in Government” blog.
The four pillars of modern data architecture
In the Internet era, the data problems we have are different. In this first in a series of posts, we’ll examine how the different ways that people create and use data today impacts how we must shape a data architecture.
Uncovering your secret data architecture
Lots of organisations are on a data transformation journey. Most organisations first try to start their data architecture from the middle – but this comes with its own problems. In a talk for ODI Fridays, Simon explains how to find the architecture, untangle it and make it useful for everyone – including why doing it saves you time and money and lets new innovation happen.