DCMS Online Harms Data Transformation £2.4m tender launches with two engagement events

Lightning talks and a bid clarification event were held on 10/11 November.

DCMS this week publishes a £2.4m Invitation to Tender for a new project to  address barriers to data sharing and support innovation and competition in the detection of online harms. The data transformation project was announced in September 2020 as part of the launch of the National Data Strategy. As part of the project, the provider will analyse the current data landscape and the economic and social benefits of opening up online harms data, and then test a number of potential practical solutions.

Two online market engagement events are being held to support the launch of the Invitation to Tender. Recordings of both events will be made available from this page. The events are as follows.

Online Harms Data Infrastructure lightning talks – Tuesday 10 November 15:00-16:30 GMT

 In the lightning talks, a series of subject matter experts shared insight into how greater collaboration or application of modern data science techniques could have a transformational impact on how data is used to power moderation solutions. This session was designed to  help potential bidders understand the current data landscape, and potential issues that bids could address.


Watch a recording of the lightning talks

Online Harms Data Infrastructure – bid clarification – Wednesday 11 November 15:00-16:30 GMT

An open Q&A session at which DCMS briefed potential bidders  on the policy context for the ITT, and answered questions from potential bidders.

Watch a recording of the bid clarification session

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