Data professionals are a key player in the data lifecycle and part of the process of turning raw data into knowledge and wisdom. They work with data to:
- inform decision making in your organisation,
- in analyses for reports and publications,
- and as part of any process where you need to turn data into actionable insights.
They play a key role in supporting your less data-savvy colleagues to start using data day-to-day - through your own work in data visualisation and in introducing them to a wide range of readily available tools.
They may also call on you for help in using data they’ve found, in discovering the right data to support their work or help in requesting new datasets. As a data professional you’ll also develop a strong understanding of the nature, limitations, and provenance around the data that your organisation is leveraging.
You’re responsible for understanding the licensing terms applied to data, and confirming that any use - commercial or otherwise - is in line with the attribution and use requirements of the data custodians.