Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DataKILN?

The DataKILN is an initiative led by Staffordshire University, in collaboration with Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to release as much of the Staffordshire region’s data as possible.

What data cannot or will not be released?

Our policy is to only withhold data where to release it would infringe privacy legislation or a contractual obligation eg commercial confidentiality.

Isn’t some of this data available elsewhere?

We recognise that some organisations already provide open access to their data and where appropriate we will provid a direct link to their website, all available from one place. Sometimes there will be instances where we can add value to this, for example by focussing on just the data for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent region, saving you from having to download separate datasets for multiple years, or by making it available in a standardised and easy to use format.

Will any more data be added to the DataKILN?

We are in the process of filling the DataKILN and we plan to keep adding data sets as they become available.

Who do I contact if I have a comment or complaint about this site?

We welcomes questions and comments about this site. In the first instance, email us at contact@datakiln.org. This e-mail will be received by the DataKILN Project Team. We will try to respond as soon as possible.