Data quality framework project increases use of data

Statistics Finland is in charge of the data quality framework project, which improves the usability of public data resources. The aim of the joint project of central government's register authorities is to produce a model and procedures by means of which joint use of data files becomes easier. 
The data quality framework project is part of the project on opening up and using public data coordinated by the Ministry of Finance, which develops and extends the dissemination of public data. 

Objectives of the project

The aim is to increase the usability and uniformity of data and extend the use of data for decision-making in society and by enterprises. The project will study the current state of data quality management and on this basis, preliminary quality criteria will be formed and they will be published in the early part of 2021. The piloting will start in 2021. The solutions selected on that basis will be developed further. The purpose is to describe the quality of data in a uniform manner. 
With the help of the model developed in the project, government agencies will together produce more easily utilised and higher-quality data for public data resources. The quality framework will be published as a public administration recommendation.

Project participants

A large group of maintainers of central government registers and users of register data will participate in the sub-project to be implemented between 2020 and 2022. In addition to Statistics Finland, the participants include the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, the Social Insurance Institution, the National Land Survey of Finland, the Finnish National Agency for Education, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office, Finnish Customs, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the State Treasury, and the Tax Administration. Other actors will also be consulted during the project.

Project on opening up and using public data (Ministry of Finance) 

Further information: Essi Kaukonen, Project Manager, tel. +358 29 551 3550, firstname.lastname@stat.fi