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Data labs: opening up existing data

11 Mar 2015
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Not yet developed in Australia, Data Labs in the UK aim to provide a new, low-cost way to understand service impact using data that is already collected. 

  • Data Labs enable service providers to use existing government data to better understand the impact of their services.
  • Providers get to learn what happened to the people they served and (based on a control group) the difference over and above what would have happened any way.
  • The model for a Data Lab provides for various delivery and funding mechanisms; initially government or grant funding would encourage service providers to participate and so demonstrate the model’s benefits.
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