Information Management Assessment
The Information Management Assessment (IMA) programme is the best practice model for government departments wishing to demonstrate a high level of commitment to managing their information.
The programme's goal is to deliver measurable improvements across government by providing robust, independent validation of the standards and integrity of the information management processes and capability within departments.
The IMA ensures that government departments meet the required standards for effective collection, storage, access, use and disposal of information against the Lord Chancellor's Section 46 Code of Practice under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Additionally, the IMAs assess governance and leadership, access, compliance and culture with regard to information management in the department.