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Data Coordination Board

The Data Coordination Board (DCB) meets on a monthly basis to review and approve the assurance of information standards and data collections (including extractions), known collectively as ISCE.

Data Coordination Board activity

ISCE (both new and changes) are presented to DCB at:

  • Initial stage: an initial stage assessment report provides an overview of a proposal for a new, or change to an existing, ISCE and requests DCB approval to proceed with assurance of the ISCE
  • Final stage: a final stage assessment report summarises the assurance and appraisal activity that has been carried out against the ISCE and requests DCB final approval.

Upcoming meetings

Note that DCB activity was paused from April to August 2020. A full meeting schedule will be available here on resumption of activity.

Following DCB approval of an item at 'Final' stage, publication documents for the ISCE will be issued.

You can view recent publication activity on our publication pages or if you would like to be kept informed of our publication activity you can join our mailing list.

This page is updated on a monthly basis following each DCB meeting. If you have any queries about any of the information on this page please contact us at

Further information

Last edited: 1 March 2021 9:59 am