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ISO 8000 — the Emerging Standard for Data Quality
July 2009
Dr Matthew West

Over the last 3 years, work has been progressing on ISO 8000. This work has been undertaken in ISO TC184/SC4, the ISO subcommittee that looks after industrial data, and in particular engineering data. However, it has been recognised from the start that this standard could have a much wider usage.

The early concern that prompted the development of ISO 8000 was the quality of data exchanged between organizations, and in particular the quality of master data used to integrate the supply chain. So the early parts of the standard to be developed have focused on this area.