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Nominated for Innovation and Technology award

The ONS Digital team based in Newport have been chosen as finalists in the Innovation and Technology category for their innovative approach in building a new website that was truly data driven.

Inspired by a prototype built on their behalf by the Open Data Institute that demonstrated the power of ONS data if it was provided in more usable formats, they built a bespoke statistical publishing platform that is designed to meet the needs of all their users.

This allows for interactive charting and visualisations with up to the minute data that can be customised by users as well as feed through the entire site to update information with minimal manual intervention.

Everything published to the site including analysis and commentary, as well as data, is done in a structured, machine readable format that not only allows the ONS to provide an attractive, accessible and user optimised interface but also makes it straightforward for others to build on their APIs.