Winner of statistical 'trustworthiness, quality & value' award announced

We are delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Trustworthiness, Quality & Value Award. The award is given in partnership with the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and our media partner, Civil Service World

The award recognises excellence in the voluntary application of the ‘pillars’ of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value (TQV) that stand at the heart of OSR’s Code of Practice for Statistics. It celebrates those organisations, both inside and outside of government that go above and beyond in voluntarily applying the pillars to their work.   

Winner: The COVID-19 Dashboard Team, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)  

The dashboard was created to establish rates of Covid and vaccination across the UK and quickly became a main and trusted source of data on the pandemic. It has been used extensively by decision makers, with over one million users per day during peak times. The judges thought this was a strong and high-profile example of where TQV has been applied. The team is to be commended for producing a piece of incredibly important work, dealing with the scrutiny that comes with it and most crucially, providing us with the data we need as we have moved through different phases of the pandemic.  

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Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve, whose ‘Trustworthiness’ work inspired this award said: ‘This award is now in its third year and is an excellent opportunity for outstanding statistics projects to show a strong public commitment to high quality and trustworthiness. I am delighted to see the COVID-19 Dashboard Team from UKHSA win this award, using the principles to enhance important public value for their users.’ 

Stian Westlake, RSS CEO added: ‘This year’s winner has demonstrated a real commitment to trustworthiness, quality and value that stand at the heart of the Code of Practice for Statistics. The UKHSA are to be congratulated for their work during a difficult time, when the COVID-19 dashboard was essential for the entire population and their decision-making during the pandemic.’ 

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