What do you want from your Data Quality Hub?

The Government Data Quality Hub (DQHub) is a relatively new function that was funded in the 2020 Spring Budget. Their remit is to work across government to establish and maintain world-leading approaches to data quality, whilst building a collaborative community working towards common quality objectives. They are based at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) but cover and support all data across government.

The data collection sub team of the DQHub need your help

People within government recently fed back that they would like help to ensure their data collection exercises are robust and efficient. Based on this feedback DQHub want to build a portfolio of guidance, training and consultation services to enable this and will shortly be running a consultation to gather insights on what is needed. They will start by asking you to complete a survey and may follow this up with further research, such as a series of focus groups. Whether you’re a data collection expert, or someone who’s new to the field, they want to hear from you! Your insights are needed so that they can build appropriate and useful services and products. This might include for example:

  • Case studies which demonstrate the importance of investing in the very beginning of the data lifecycle
  • Guidance around questionnaire design best practice
  • Training in qualitative research methods

They would really like you to get involved so please look out for the survey, which will be linked to from this news article once the survey is live. You can also contact  DQHub@ons.gov.uk if you have any questions, or if you want to work with them on a specific challenge.