New Philanthropy Capital (NPC): Data Labs

Data labs: Opening up government data

22 September, 3.00pm-5.00pm followed by drinks

Royal Statistical Society, London

NPC’s Data Labs project aims to open up restricted government datasets to the not-for-profit sector to help organisations better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries. Developed with support from NPC, the Ministry of Justice launched the Justice Data Lab in 2013, which enables easier access to re-offending data. Since then, with the continued support of an expert panel of charities and academia, the Ministry of Justice has expanded the service, providing more outcomes and improved matching.

The Justice Data Lab is just one part of NPC’s data lab programme. In March 2015 the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions announced plans to pilot an employment data lab, in the summer we launched a survey to support the business case for developing an education data lab, and a business case for a health data lab is currently being discussed within the health departments.

The utility and success of data labs relies purely on the users and potential users of the service and so we would like to invite you to hear about the latest developments and to hear your views.

At the event delegates will hear from a panel of speakers including:

  • James Noble, Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation, NPC
  • Tracey Gyateng, Data Labs Programme Manager, NPC
  • Sarah French, Ministry of Justice
  • Rod Clarke, Chief Executive, Prisoners’ Education Trust
  • Dimitrios Tourountsis, Head of Learning, London Youth

The event will end with a drinks and networking reception.

Signing up

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