Data Curation Training
The Accelerated Data Program
In 2008 DataFirst signed a contract with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to work with the Accelerated Data Program (ADP). The ADP supports government data producers in developing countries in the production and use of quality national data. The Program guides governments to improve their survey programmes, and gives data management tools and technical assistance to national statistics offices. DataFirst’s role has been to assist the ADP to install Open Source software data dissemination software at National Statistics Offices in African countries, and training NSO staff to curate their data to international standards.