Next Steps

Following the publication of this report the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) will be reaching out to those organisations mentioned in our recommendations to discuss how they might be taken forward, including any support we, at OSR, can give. We will also consider convening cross-government round tables to discuss the themes we have outlined and to help join-up organisations who might be working on similar solutions or challenges. To help generate and maintain momentum on our recommendations, we will review and publicly report on progress towards them between six months and one year after this publication.

As part of our wider regulatory role, we will continue to focus on data sharing and linkage, influencing more joined up approaches where we can. We will continue to identify opportunities to champion the value of data sharing and linkage, including through sharing case studies that illustrate how organisations across government are making progress on data sharing and linkage for the public good. We are also considering how we might play a role in independently reviewing wide reaching data sharing initiatives, such as the Integrated Data Service, to help give users assurances of their trustworthiness, quality and value. Further information regarding our work in this space will be announced on our website.

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