Suffolk’s public service organisations believe that a shared and high-quality evidence base enables better decision making to improve the lives of Suffolk residents.

The Suffolk Office of Data & Analytics (SODA) has been set up as a collective endeavour between Suffolk public service organisations to:

  • Make better use of data to generate new insights into public services and the needs they serve
  • Apply these insights to improve policy and service design and delivery

SODA will achieve this through:

  • Joining up and analysing data from multiple sources, including internal data from Suffolk’s public service organisations, its partners and nationally available data
  • Ensuring that data-sharing is lawful and appropriate
  • Applying robust analytical techniques and synthesising data to generate insight

The public service organisations behind SODA are:

  • Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Suffolk Constabulary
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
  • West Suffolk Council

Find out more

Suffolk is featured in the Nesta report: The ‘State of Offices of Data Analytics (ODA) in the UK’ 

Read the report here:

State of Offices of Data Analytics (ODA) in the UK
Image Source: Nesta

The 2019 Data Science for Local Government Report looks at how the growth of ‘data science’ is changing the way that local government works in the UK, also features Suffolk.

Read the report here 

Data Science for Local Government
Image source: Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford

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