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Our turn to open up

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The Performance Platform team at GDS has updated the information it gives to service managers and developers with a new ‘get a dashboard’ page.

This aims to give a good overview of the basic process digital teams have to go through to get involved with the platform. It explains what data needs to be displayed in every dashboard, and which data is optional. We also give details on how digital teams can push their data into a dashboard.

We haven't hosted the page on GOV.UK because it’s not aimed at the public – it’s hosted in Github, a repository most developers will be familiar with.

We're doing this in response to requests from service managers. They've been asking us to publish clear how-to information on getting a dashboard in order to ensure their services pass the Digital by Default Service Standard.

The last two years have seen us heavily focused on opening up government service data. We’ve managed to get 142 dashboards live, which let you keep track of how government services are doing in real time.

During this time, we’ve probably not spent enough time on our communication – we got too absorbed in all the data. That's why we’ve just done a major revamp of the content on our site. We’ve now clearly defined what we’re doing on our homepage and we've added an ‘about’ page for those of you looking for more information.

We plan to add more information to the Github pages in the next few weeks, and we’ll let you know when it’s live. Stay tuned, and please feel free to send us your feedback on the content we’ve posted so far.

Of course, we’re also always keen to know what other data you think we should include in our dashboards that we’re not already.

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