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Data toolkit

  • Introduction to data

    The first in the series of e-learnings about data and its management.

  • Data practice communities

    Directory of data communities, discussion forums, and meetups to share ideas on data management and use.

  • Data capability framework

    The data capability framework is a tool designed to help define and develop data & analytical capabilities.

  • Data stewardship

    Creating a joined-up, consistent, and transparent approach around how government collects, manages, and uses the data it holds on behalf of New Zealanders. This includes developing data policy, infrastructure, strategy, and planning as well as ensuring agencies have the capability and right skills to maximise the value they get from data.

  • Data governance

    Data governance involves the planning, monitoring, and enforcement practices of an organisation that manage data availability, security, usability, and integrity. Good data governance results in a reduced cost of data management, increased data value, and standardization of data systems, standards, procedures, and policies.

  • Data management

    Guidance and resources related to the effective management of data.

  • Data standards

    Standards establish consistent ways for describing and recording data across agencies. Consistency ensures there’s only one way of talking about each different piece of information. This consistency is vital if we wish to share and re-use data across Aotearoa.

  • Data ethics

    Data ethics helps define good practices around how data is collected, shared, and used. This includes identifying all potential impacts on people and communities, maximising positive impacts while mitigating negative impacts, and building enduring relationships based on transparency and trust.

  • Privacy, security, and confidentiality

    Government holds a vast amount of data on behalf of New Zealanders. When used securely – protecting privacy and confidentiality – and with New Zealand’s trust and confidence, data can provide rich insights about us and our communities. Ensuring data is collected and managed in a way that protects people’s privacy and is secure from unauthorised access.

  • Policies

    The policies, principles, and frameworks guiding the way agency’s manage and use data.

  • Open data

    Open data is data anyone can use and share. Learn about the benefits, how it is used, and how to release more open data.