The Leicestershire Statistics & Research (LSR) Online Web Portal is a shared source of statistics about Leicester and Leicestershire complete with maps and tables. It is the result of two primary partnerships working together.
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Strategic Research Partnership (SRP)
This website project is overseen by the Strategic Research Partnership (SRP) with a membership drawn from all the key partnerships and organisations contributing towards the project.
The partnerships identified their own needs but also recognised the benefits of sharing data and the pooling of resources. The project demonstrates the benefits of working in partnership to achieve a shared objective, rather than working in isolation. The project has been jointly funded by the above partnerships since 2004.
Data Specification: Guidance for collection and provision of data
Once partners have committed to sharing data and have defined their own terms in a Data Exchange Agreement, guidance is available to maximise the quality of the data on this web portal and avoid any data being rejected during the upload process.
Data Exchange Agreements
Each dataset shared by partners is covered by a Data Exchange Agreement, protecting the copyright, ownership and Data Protection issues surrounding that data. A Data Exchange Agreement Template is included as appendix D of the Data Sharing Protocol. The Data Exchange Agreement, once signed, forms a contract between the organisation supplying data and the partnerships developing the web portal.
Data Sharing Protocol
The Data Sharing Protocol (October 2003) was jointly developed by a range of public sector organisations in Leicester and Leicestershire to facilitate the sharing of information between organisations. It provides an over-arching framework to establish and regulate working practice and facilitate the sharing of information between organisations.
Data Sharing Protocol Signatories
A wide range of partner organisations have already endorsed the Data Sharing Protocol and it is now being applied in many organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire:
- Blaby District Council
- British Transport Police
- Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT
- Charnwood Borough Council
- Connexions Leicestershire
- CVS Partnership
- De Montfort University
- Leicester City PCT
- East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Harborough District Council
- Hinckley & Bosworth District Council
- Institute of Directors
- Leicestershire & Rutland Probation Area
- Leicester City Council
- Leicestershire Constabulary
- Leicestershire County Council
- Leicester Equality & Diversity Partnership
- Leicester Shire Economic Partnership (disbanded)
- Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
- Leicestershire Learning and Skills Council
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Strategic Health Authority
- Leicester University
- Loughborough University
- Melton Borough Council
- New Parks Sure Start
- NHS Direct East Midlands
- North West Leicestershire District Council
- Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
- Rural Community Council – Leicestershire & Rutland
- Rutland County Council
- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust