Pilot Public Engagement Panel on the Use of Public Sector Data (Scottish Government) 2022-11-22T12:20:38+00:00

Project Description

Project summary

The Data & Intelligence Network (DIN) of the Scottish Government is a cross agency network of public and third sector organisations active in the Health, Social care, Environment, Education and Justice spheres. The DIN was created at the height of the Covid19 pandemic with a vision to catalyse data and knowledge exchange across organisations for public benefit. Appreciating the societal responsibility that comes with mobilising data, including data about citizens, the DIN pledged to position ethical data use and public participation at the heart of their operations. To stay true to this mission, the DIN recently set up the DIN Pilot Public Engagement Panel.  

The DIN Pilot Public Engagement Panel is a joint project between the DIN, Research Data Scotland, and Digital Health and Care Scotland. The aims of the panel are to: 

  • test the participants’ perception of using data about citizens in the public sector,  
  • promote public engagement across the member organisations of the Network, and  
  • create a blueprint for a sustainable public panel on the use of data.  

The Panel is run in collaboration with public engagement experts from SciencewiseIpsos Scotland, Navigator Consulting and academics from the University of Edinburgh.  

Read more about the DIN Pilot Public Engagement Panel on the Scottish Government website.

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