Launch of the CaCHE Data Navigator

We’re pleased to announce that the first version of the CaCHE Data Navigator is now live!

The CaCHE Data Navigator will help to enhance a researcher’s ability to search, discover and download housing data related to the UK. The aim is to signal key data sources from the public and private sectors from one easy to use location. The Data Navigator will eventually include a summary for key data sources, details what they hold and an audit of their quality, key contacts, and links to recent outputs.

Housing and housing-related data are extremely varied and are collected, curated, and disseminated by a wide variety of pubic, private and third sector organisations. The type and availability of data also vary across the four nations of the UK, as does data definitions, variables, data categories and breakdowns, data currency, and the different geographies at which the data are available. The Data Navigator will provide a single location to search for data and provide information on how it may vary between nations in terms of availability and comparability. It will also provide guidance on how you can use key data sources and provide links to best practice.

The Data Navigator will also make available key sources of open data relating to the housing system and a selection will be brought together into data bundles for ease of access. It will also include data derived from the analysis of open data, for instance, housing market indicators, and data collected during CaCHE activities, for example during research projects.

We hope a wide variety of users will benefit from the Data Navigator. In particular, users who are not familiar with the key data sets and want to learn more about what is available. It’s our intention that the Data Navigator will point to gaps in data provision, or inconsistency in data provision across the UK, and provide a basis for addressing these gaps.

The Data Navigator has been through a process of user-testing to iron out any bugs and help with its initial look and feel. However, if you spot any issues or have any comments, please let us know.

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome, although it is compatible with all mainstream browsers


Date: September 23, 2019 3:01 pm


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