Safety-Critical Systems Club - Group: Data safety initiative

Data Safety Initiative

Welcome to the Data Safety initiative working group (DSIWG) area.

This working group exists to address concerns raised about data in safety-related systems.

The next meeting of the working group will be 20th March 2018 in central London. See the event listing at:

A tri-fold about data safety and the working group is available for printing.

An updated flyer for the group is available.

Version 3.0 of the guidance is now available as a free downloadable PDF.

Version 2.0 of the guidance was announced at SSS'17 in February 2017. This can be purchased for low cost at Amazon or downloaded free.


Statement of the Problem

It was agreed that data in safety related systems is not currently sufficiently addressed in current safety management practices and standards. It is acknowledged that data has been a contributing factor in several incidents to date. There are clear business and societal benefits, in terms of reduced harm, reduced commercial liabilities and improved business efficiencies, in investigating and addressing outstanding challenges related to safety of data.

Agreed Vision

To have clear guidance on how data (as distinct from the software and hardware) should be managed in a safety related context, which will reflect emerging best practice.

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