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Data toolkit

  • Introduction to data

    Learn what data is and why it is important, and learn about some of the related terms, principles, and frameworks.

  • Policy

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

  • 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 is a system of decision rights and accountabilities which describe who can take what actions with what information, and when, under what circumstances, using what methods. Good governance ensures data availability, quality, security, usability, and integrity.

  • 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.

  • Data capability framework

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

  • Data practice communities

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

  • 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.

  • Data storage

    The way your data is stored can affect how easy it is to access, use, and keep secure.

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