Scottish Government Equality Evidence Finder - 2020 Shiny Contest Submission

Scottish Government Equality Evidence Finder

Authors: Jay Ware, Jon Hunter, Scottish Government
Working with Shiny for 1+ years

Abstract: The Equality Evidence Finder provides a summary of the range of available equality research and statistics for Scotland. The app currently contains over 250 interactive charts and 500 equality evidence summaries, covering a wide range of policy areas. • Data can be read directly from the Scottish Government open data platform, allowing charts to be updated automatically as soon as new data is published.

Full Description: The Equality Evidence Finder app provides a summary of the range of available equality research and statistics for Scotland. Content is provided by analysts across the Scottish Government, with 500 equality evidence summary panels, visualised with over 250 interactive charts and additional infographics.

The app is used by central government policy makers, local government and third sector organisations to locate the latest equality evidence. The Evidence Finder was designed with this range of audiences in mind. It allows users to find the headline equality evidence; download data and custom plots; and to locate related datasets, statistics and research published by Scottish Government, public bodies and partner organisations.

The equality evidence can be navigated via a custom grid, allowing users to quickly find the evidence they want my equality group and theme. A National Performance Framework data explorer displays breakdowns by equality groups for each of Scotland's National Performance Indicators.

The app can read data directly from the Scottish Government open data platform (www.statistics.gov.scot), allowing charts to be updated automatically as soon as new data is published. Rmarkdown has been used to automate commentary, reducing the work required to maintain content and improving the timeliness of content updates.


Category: Public Sector
Keywords: Equality, Scotland
Shiny app: https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-equality-evidence-finder/
Repo: https://github.com/DataScienceScotland/sg-equality-evidence-finder
RStudio Cloud: https://rstudio.cloud/project/942396

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