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The last LIS national networking event took place on Thursday 28th January 2010 at the Royal Statistical Society in London.  Themed around making public data public, nearly 80 delegates enjoyed a packed and informative programme of presentations.  Click here for delegate pack material and presentations.

LIS assessement tool

On Thursday 28th January 2010 CLG also published Understanding the value and benefits of establishing a local information system. This report provides evidence for local partnerships on the costs, savings and other benefits of establishing a local information system. It is accompanied by an online assessment tool to help users estimate the net benefit of their systems.

About Local Information Systems

Led by local partnerships, Local Information Systems (LIS) collect, store and disseminate information to support local decision-making and citizen empowerment.  These webpages provide a place for public sector staff to access and exchange support, advice, learning and resources on local information systems.

This network of LIS staff is supported by Communities and Local Government and is informed by the April 2006 CLG report: Local Information Systems: A review of their role, characteristics and benefits

Use our CLG Programmes forum to discuss issues of relevance to local information systems, ask questions or for help, and make suggestions. Please e-mail if you need any assistance accessing the forum.

There is also a Community of Practice to discuss the integration of performance and research with LIS.  Access the CoP here:

The contact details for the new leadership of LISA are: