A new report from the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) cited ADR Wales and the ADR UK partnership as a case study for exemplar use of creating collaborative analytical networks.

The report titled “Analytical leadership: Achieving better outcomes for citizens” reviewed case studies in the public sector looking at how analytical leadership can best be demonstrated and enabled across government. The report defined analytical leadership as “a professional way of working with data, analysis or statistics that enables them to be consistently, confidently and competently produced and used as evidence to inform effective data-driven decision-making.”

OSR identified six actions that individuals and organisations could take to facilitate analytical leadership:

  1. Foster an evidence-driven culture
  2. Demonstrate transparency and integrity
  3. Collaborate across organisation to add value
  4. Embed structures to support evidence
  5. Invest in analytical capacity and capability
  6. Draw on analytical standards and expert functions

ADR Wales the ADR UK partnership were recognized in the report for best practice in implementing the third action—collaborating across organisations. The report referred to the ADR UK model of bringing together data owners from government with academic groups to create a collaborative network. ADR Wales’s approach which brings together researchers, analysts and specialist teams across Swansea University, Cardiff University and Welsh Government to address the priorities of the Welsh Government was also highlighted in the report.

Read the full report