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Data Readiness Lab

The Data Readiness Lab provides a collaborative environment and contributes skills, tools, frameworks and resources to increase data readiness and data maturity among actors in both the public and private sectors.

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Work with data readiness is often underestimated. A low level of data readiness is a serious obstacle to AI development projects. The data readiness lab will focus on and develop tools and guidelines for four main challenges:

  • data readiness
  • annotation
  • anonymization
  • business perspective

The project focuses particularly on text data but many of the results will apply to different types of data.

Data readiness
Guidelines as to what data readiness is and how it can be applied in practice. 

Knowledge sharing and process development relating to annotation.

Anonymization and pseudonymization through Named Entity Recognition (NER); i.e. using name recognition to identify and delete or replace personal information such as name, social security number, etc.

Business perspective
The target audience of the data readiness lab is starting their data journey (skills, tools, etc) – it is crucial to design the outcomes in a way that meets their needs and expectations.

Project purpose

The Data Readiness Lab is a platform that contributes skills, tools, frameworks, and resources to increase organizations’ and companies’ data readiness. This will accelerate the ability to use data to realize projects of organizational and societal value, for example, through the use of AI or language technology.

The needs related to data readiness are largely common to all types of actors. This Data Readiness Lab will increase the data readiness and data maturity of actors in both the public and private sectors.

Expected outcomes

  • By making tools and guidelines available, and raising knowledge about data readiness, partners will increase their data readiness and gain the opportunity to develop and apply AI widely.

  • The stakeholders contribute with tools, processes, and methods as well as case studies for the evaluation of the lab's results.

  • The data owners' data readiness will be evaluated at the beginning of the project to create an opportunity to follow up on how their data readiness improved during the project.

  • Results and lessons will be widely disseminated.


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Result Page - Data Readiness Lab

Bridging the Data Gap in Organizations The Data Readiness Lab is more than a project; it's a commitment to empowering organizations to harness the full potential of their data. Whether you are...


The project is funded by Vinnova and coordinated by AI Sweden. Other project parties include the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedligen), the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR), Strängnäs municipality, Statistics Sweden (SCB), the Swedish Police (Polismyndigheten), The Swedish National Financial Management Authority (ESV), KBLab, Peltarion and Gavagai.

Project period: October 2021 - October 2023.


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Francisca Hoyer
Head of Responsible AI and Operations NLU, PhD (Parental leave)
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Danila Petrelli
Senior Data Manager
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