The IDMF aims to provide support to a range of infrastructure concepts and principles by providing guidance to infrastructure owners, developers, maintainers and operators on the appropriate management of infrastructure data across the asset lifecycle, focusing on the data layer.
A key outcome in operating infrastructure is to define the information required to support decision making at the different levels in an organisation. A significant challenge associated with this objective is the ability for stakeholders to exchange the relevant data, information and knowledge from one stage of the life cycle to the next in an open and structured manner. The infrastructure data collected must also support the ability to meaningfully aggregate the data, information and knowledge across different organisational levels.
Adopting the concepts and principles outlined in the IDMF will assist infrastructure stakeholders to:
- Identify appropriate information requirements across the asset lifecycle
- Agree appropriate data management activities for each stage of the asset lifecycle
- Define the information models to be created and managed for each stage of the asset lifecycle
- Agree the data exchange requirements, including timings, standards and formats the exchanges should comply with
- Agree on how the data collected about infrastructure assets satisfy the reporting and decision-making requirements at all organisational levels.