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Meeting agendas - Data Ethics Advisory Group

The Data Ethics Advisory Group meets approximately 4 times a year in Wellington.

Meeting agendas by date

20 November 2019

11 September 2019

Agenda - 20 November 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Invited

Advisory Group: Professor Juliet Gerrard (Chair), Dr Amohia Boulton, Dr Ang Jury, Dr Nessa Lynch, Kirikowhai Mikaere, Kate O’Connor, Professor Colin Simpson

Item contributors:

  • Damian Edwards, Associate Deputy Secretary, Education System Policy, Ministry of Education
  • Professor Stuart McNaughton, Chief Education Science Advisor
  • Philip Stevens, Group Manager Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Education
  • Allan Vester, Former Principal, Edgewater College and Chair, Sector Reference Group for the Equity Index.

Guest experts:

  • Dr Ana Koloto, Director Research and Evaluation, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
  • Anna McDowell, Senior Manager - Integrated Data, Stats NZ
  • Professor Richie Poulton, Professor of Psychology, University of Otago.

Stats NZ secretariat: Travis Ancelet, Sabena Blackhall, Dale Elvy

Apologies: Dr Will Koning

Agenda

  1. Welcome
    Group welcome and greetings from the Chair.

  2. Review of previous meeting
    Members will get the chance to discuss what they feel went well and what could go better following their experiences of the previous meeting.

  3. Discussion of updated materials and documents
    All documents for the Group have been updated following our previous meeting. These are still considered draft and members have the opportunity to review the changes made, discuss final adjustments, and agree to the finalised documents.

  4. Scene-setting discussion on the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI)
    Members will hear an expert overview of the IDI from Professor Richie Poulton. He will be supported by Anna McDowell who will to answer technical questions where needed.

  5. Declaration of conflicts of interest
    Declaration of conflicts of interest relating to upcoming agenda items.

  6. Discussion of item: Equity Index
    The intent of the index is to replace the decile system as a means of funding schools on the basis of socio-economic barriers their students face.
    In this session, members will be able to discuss the item with the Ministry of Education’s representatives, to have questions answered, and improve their understanding of the issues.
    Lead Agency: Ministry of Education.
    Presenters will be joined by external experts including: Anna McDowell, Stuart McNaughton, and Allan Vester.

  7. Group discussion of Item
    The Group will have the opportunity to reflect on the issues the item has presented and discuss ideas. To enable free and frank discussion, the item contributors will not be present for this part of the session.

  8. Priorities and other business
    Priorities for the next meeting and any other business.

  9. Close
    Conclusion and thanks to attendees.

 

Agenda - 11 September 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Invited

Advisory Group: Professor Juliet Gerrard (Chair), Dr Amohia Boulton, Dr Ang Jury, Dr Nessa Lynch, Dr Will Koning, Kate O’Connor, Professor Colin Simpson

Guest expert: Liz MacPherson, Government Chief Data Steward

Item presenter: Robert Chiu, Head of Data, Data Ventures

Stats NZ secretariat: Sabena Blackhall, Dale Elvy

Agenda

  1. Welcome
    Welcome and introductions from the Chair, Government Chief Data Steward, and Group members.

  2. Discussion of Draft Group Processes
    All documents for the Group are presently considered draft. In this session we want to hear members' views on how the Group will work in practice and its priorities for engagement.
    (Note: Group documents and membership will be reviewed annually.)

  3. Declaration of conflicts of interest
    Declaration of conflicts of interest relating to upcoming agenda items.

  4. Discussion of item: Population Density Project Pilot
    Working with the major mobile providers, Data Ventures has created Population Density that displays population estimates by hour and suburb, using aggregated mobile location estimates data. In this session, you will be able to discuss the item with the Stats NZ representative to have your questions answered and understanding of the issues improved.
    Lead agency: Stats NZ

  5. Group discussion of Item
    The Group will now have the opportunity to reflect on the issues the item has presented and discuss ideas. In the name of free and frank discussion, the agency representative will not be present for this part of the session.

  6. Priorities and other business
    Priorities for the next meeting and any other business.

  7. Close
    Conclusion and thanks to attendees.

Summary of meeting discussions

Guidance from Data Ethics Advisory Group

 

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