Category: Data, University of Sheffield


July 19, 2017


The ‘Data Journeys’ methodology helps people to understand how societal and organisational cultures, public policies and economic issues come together to shape how data move or not between teams, organisations and sectors.

It can be used to gain a deeper understanding of why data sharing challenges persist despite changes in organisational policy, or where and why confidential data leakage may be a risk as data travels between different people and systems.

This 5-step guide offers practical steps for applying the ‘Data Journeys’ methodology in any context, from Smart Cities to weather data or the health sector. It is based on peer-reviewed research published by the team in the journal
Big Data and Society (

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This infographic was edited by Mihaela Gruia (@mihagruia) and designed by Radina Metodieva.