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Evaluation of DG SANCO data management practices

Final report

Published Sep 8, 2011

by Jan Tiessen, Claire Celia, Tom Ling, Helen Ridsdale, Maiwenn Bareaud, Christian Van Stolk

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The European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General (DG SANCO) commissioned RAND Europe to provide support in developing a comprehensive data strategy for DG SANCO that meets the needs of increasingly evidence-based policymaking in the future. This work builds on previous work by RAND Europe conducted for DG SANCO, mapping out international good practice of data management. The work described in this report had two aims: to assess the current data management practices within DG SANCO that relate to the four specific issues identified by DG SANCO: data needs, DG SANCO data sources, key partnerships on data, and data quality; and to develop, on the basis of this review, recommendations for improving DG SANCO's current data management and the definition of DG SANCO's Good Practice Model for Data Strategy. This final report presents the findings of RAND Europe's analysis.

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