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Podcast: The Data Standards Authority

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Government Digital Service podcast with Vanessa, Tomas & Rosalie

The September episode of the Government Digital Service (GDS) Podcast is about the Data Standards Authority. By creating standards in collected data, government can assure better policy outcomes and deliver more joined-up services to citizens.

Rosalie Marshall, Lead Technology Advisor at GDS, and Tomas Sanchez, Chief Data Architect at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are this month’s guests. They tell Vanessa Schneider, Senior Channels and Community Manager at GDS, about what the benefits to data standards are, how the Data Standards Authority improves data in government, and what future work they are planning to do.

The episode includes a clip from Alison Pritchard, Director General at GDS, introducing the episode and what data standards are.

If, after listening, you want to find out more about data standards you can email the DSA Team on If you are interested in attending the workshops mentioned, you can register on Eventbrite for the metadata event on 2 October.

You can subscribe to the GDS podcast on Apple Music, Spotify and all other major podcast platforms.

You can read a transcript of the episode on Podbean.

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  1. Comment by chris posted on

    I'm using chrome and the podcast won't start

    • Replies to chris>

      Comment by The GDS Team posted on

      Thanks for letting us know Chris, we're using Chrome browsers and are not experiencing the same issue. Is there any chance you could try a different browser?

      The GDS Team

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      Comment by mand posted on

      click on the spotify link and it works chris