The next step is to review the identified data gaps and which custodians could be approached to share their data with the community to fill that gap. Formal approaches to custodians need to be made, followed by setting data sharing agreements in place, once the data sharing is approved. Learn more about making custodian approaches and data sharing governance via the Building Data Architecture page below.
Setting in place these data mechanisms will allow the collaborative to set baseline measurements to allow progress and impact to be tracked through the change cycle.
Many communities are building customised data infrastructure, or ‘Knowledge Hubs‘ at this phase of the change cycle. This ensures that once all the required data is brought together, it can be stored, shared, analysed and collaborated on via a single platform. This single access point solution is allowing communities to become more data-driven and responsive, taking action and refining programs and services quickly in response to changing data.