Improved data access to deliver benefits
Hon Maurice Williamson
Improved data access to
Statistics Minister Maurice
Williamson today welcomed the decision by Statistics New
Zealand to reduce fees for academic researchers using its
Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) platform.
gives approved researchers access to anonymised data as part
of the Government’s drive to improve evidence-based policy
making and promote the reuse of publicly held
“Improving access to data from across the public
sector will lead to new insights and lift the quality of
independent advice Government receives.
future-focused initiative is only possible because of the
quality of information available, including anonymised tax,
education, benefit and migration data.
“It’s a good
example of government agencies collaborating to make
valuable publicly held data available for reuse,” Mr
New Zealand is one of the first countries
in the world to make such data available on an integrated
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