Data Advisory Board and Data Leaders Network

The use of data in the public sector is overseen by two governance boards - the Data Advisory Board and the Data Leaders Network. The secretariat for both sits within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS).

The Data Advisory Board

The Data Advisory Board is the senior public sector board responsible for driving the better use of data in government.

By providing senior oversight, and by delegating responsibility to relevant delivery partners including the Data Leaders Network and the Analysis Function, the Board is accountable for:

  • the governance of the National Data Strategy

  • agreeing a set of strategic priorities for government’s use of data

  • overseeing and driving the delivery of these priorities

  • tackling the key cross-cutting issues that continue to be a barrier to the effective use of data

The Board is Chaired by the Chief Executive of the Civil Service, and is attended by senior leaders from central government departments and other relevant public sector organisations, as well as external advisers invited by the Chair.

The Terms of Reference for Data Advisory Board covers:

The Data Leaders Network

The Data Leaders Network supports the Data Advisory Board by acting as a delivery arm and advisory council on data initiatives and strategy discussed by the Board.

The Data Leaders Network is chaired by DCMS, and is attended by senior civil servants from central government departments and other public sector organisations that are relevant to discussion items.

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