Alan Turning Institute and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
This project is investigating impediments to data reuse. We’ll be asking “what’s the current state of play?” before making practical recommendations and identifying areas where future research or development is needed.
Government and commercial organisations have accrued vast amounts of data over years of investment, but they might be missing opportunities. The way data is designed, captured, and managed is primarily intended for single-use purposes. This means huge amounts of data that is worth billions of pounds is being generated, yet it is not being reused.
Data reuse could deliver better value. If it could be used in a slightly different way, data could inform other operational areas, systems and services beyond what it was originally designed for. The ability to reuse data could allow an organisation to use their resources more efficiently, potentially saving time and money.