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Data Management

Data Managment - Public ServicesThe Scotland’s Digital Future: Delivery of Public Services strategy sets a number of objectives for the effective use and management of public sector data, both to improve service delivery and to promote economic growth. A Data Management Board was established to ensure a cohesive approach is taken across Scotland.

The Data Management Board met for the first time on 7 June 2013.  The group provides strategic direction and overview across the various data workstreams: linkage,  innovation, Open Data (including spatial information) and sharing.  click this link to see the remit.

To support this the Board has published A Data Vision for Scotland and associated Strategic Action Plan.

The Board is chaired by Sarah Davidson, Director-General Communities (Scottish Government) and the Group is comprised of:

  • Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Post currently vacant, Chief Scientific Adviser, Scottish Government
  • Vicky Brock, CEO, Clear Returns
  • Ian Crichton, Chief Executive, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Jane Davidson, Chief Executive, NHS Borders

  • Tim Ellis, Chief Executive, Keeper and Registrar General at National Records of Scotland, Co-Chair Scottish Informatics Linkage Collaboration (SILC) – Management Board

  • Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government

  • Graeme Laurie, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, Edinburgh Law School
  • Neil Logan, Chair Data Lab
  • Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Susan Mitchell, Corporate Services Director, Police Scotland
  • Andrew Morris, Chief Scientist for Health, Scottish Government
  • Mike Neilson, Director Digital, Scottish Government
  • Ruchir Shah, Head of Policy, Scottish Council Voluntary Organisations
  • Joyce White, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives


Details of meetings are available at DMB Meetings

Further Information

For a more in-depth briefing, please read the full background note

Any queries should be directed to:  Stuart.Law@scotland.gsi.gov.uk