Data preparation for analytic and research projects increases in complexity as the number of data sources increases. Without a consistent method, it can become time-consuming, expensive, and error prone.
The Social Wellbeing Agency has developed their Dataset Assembly Tool: by standardising and automating dataset assembly, this tool simplifies the process of combining data from a wider range of difference sources together in a single dataset.
The Dataset Assembly Tool is now available for other researchers and analysts to use. It is supported by extensive documentation, worked examples, a range of optional patterns, and a library of existing definitions.
Using the Tool has already sped up delivery, reduced errors, and increased knowledge sharing among IDI project workers.