Greater Manchester Information Strategy - Delivery Plan Consultation

Closed 13 Jan 2023

Opened 7 Oct 2022


NOTE: You can answer as many or as few questions in this consultation as you like. There is only one mandatory question, ensuring that you are over 13 years old when submitting your response.

Information is part of everyone's lives - it affects the choices we make, the actions we take, and the opportunities we seize. But to make the right choices, take the right actions, and seize the best opportunities, we need to trust information. We need to trust how it is managed, when and why it is shared, and what it is used for.

That is why, in January 2022, we launched the first ever Greater Manchester Information Strategy.  Our vision is:

We will create a better information ecosystem that realises the full potential of information; manages, shares, and uses information responsibly; helps to tackle our most serious challenges; and supports Greater Manchester’s wider ambitions.

Now we need to turn that vision into reality.

We are developing a delivery plan for Greater Manchester. This will set out what Greater Manchester needs to do to achieve this vision, and to complete the Missions within the Information Strategy.

This consultation aims to gather the views of the people, communities, and businesses of Greater Manchester on what actions need to be taken to create a better information ecosystem. What does Greater Manchester need to do to fix the foundations of our information ecosystem, and seize the opportunities to use information better, to improve lives and encourage growth.

Why your views matter

It is important that the Information Strategy Delivery Plan is based on the views of the people, communities, and businesses of Greater Manchester.

Trust is a central pillar of a good information ecosystem. It is also the central pillar of a good delivery plan.

In the spirit of gaining and maintaining trust, we want to understand what people, communities, and business think should be done in Greater Manchester, to improve the management, sharing, and use of information. Whether your views are on trust, ethics and responsibility, information security and management, personal rights, transparency and open data, governance, skills, or anything associated with information sharing, management, and use - we want to hear from you.

We request that you do not provide personal information in your consultation responses. There are some questions we ask around diversity and inclusion, to ensure we are engaging with a diverse range of people and communities across Greater Manchester. These questions are entirely voluntary - you do not need to answer them for the consultation to be submitted. We only ask that you identify you are over 13 years old - we will delete any responses from those 13 and under.

What happens next

The results of this survey will be used to identify a series of potential actions to deliver the Information Strategy. These will be grouped under each Mission of the Information Strategy.

In early 2023, we will be engaging with the people, communities, and businesses of Greater Manchester again. That exercise will be to take the proposed actions from this consultation, and identify which actions need to be taken first - which actions are the priority?


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