Everything you need to know about High Value Datasets (HVDs) – Part 2: Steps & Tips for Public Sector Bodies
We recently published “Everything you need to know about high-value datasets – Part 1“, where we provided an overview of the context surrounding HVDs and answers the most frequently asked questions.
The second part answers the question “What should Public Sector Bodies do now?”, highlighting the steps to follow for HVDs publication and tips to progress in your general data journey.
What should Public Sector Bodies do now?
Steps and tips for HVDs (and general open/internal data) publication
1. Know your data
2. Start publishing your data
3. Review and iterate at regular intervals
Your wider data strategy
Finding, improving and publishing HVDs can lead as an example of good data publishing by your organisation. This can help drive change in other types of data, both internally shared and open through a full data strategy.
A data strategy is a comprehensive plan that outlines how your organisation will manage and use data to achieve its goals. It can cover from the data collection to storage, processing, analysis, and sharing data within the organisation, with other stakeholders, and with the wider public. A data strategy will provide guidance on how data is governed, secured, maintained for quality and protected for privacy.
The main purpose of a data strategy is to align data-related activities with the organisation’s overall strategy and business objectives. It aims to make the most of data as a valuable asset and enable data-driven decision-making. A well-defined data strategy helps organisations unlock the full potential of their data, gain insights, drive innovation, improve efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and stay competitive in the digital age.
Our advice is to leverage any help you can get from your country’s government. In the case of Ireland, last year the Irish Government launched a framework for Irish Public Sector Bodies to avail of open data and data management external services. This framework was created to help public organisations improve their data management and publishing process as well as creating their own data portals. Leveraging the framework is very straight forward, you can find all the information in this blog post – Everything you need to know about the Technical Framework for Open Data and Data Management for the Irish Public Sector.
If you would like more information on how we can help you start or progress your open data journey, do not hesitate to contact us.
Part 2 coming soon!
In part 2 we will answer the question “What should Public Sector Bodies do now?“, highlighting the steps to follow for HVDs publication.
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