Our client had the task of collating data from across a very broad sector. Data was sourced from many different groups in different forms for different reasons. A core subset of the data had the potential for our client to influence its collection but they weren’t sure how best to do that.
We worked with the client to develop a data standard for use across the sector. We drafted the first version which the client took through several rounds of consultation. We then collated the feedback and produced a validated data standard which was subsequently used to develop a national database. It was a long and complex process with extensive consultation and technical challenges but ultimately very satisfying for all.