Data Impact Blog
Announcing our judging panel for the 2016-2017 UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows Programme
Victoria Moody • July 12, 2016 • No Comments

We’ve received some excellent and topical applications from a range of disciplinary and subject areas, and from universities across the UK.

Making Sense of Brexit – the data you need to analyse
Victoria Moody • June 28, 2016 • No Comments

Dr Kathryn Simpson, UK Data Service Research Associate at the University of Manchester, discusses the demand for reliable data to examine the broad ranging issues in the EU referendum debate. Find the data you need at the UK Data Service.

Young Lives household and child surveys: How we’re supporting researchers using all rounds of Young Lives datasets
Victoria Moody • June 24, 2016 • No Comments

Kristine Briones, Research Assistant at Young Lives discusses the new release of “constructed files” of all four of rounds of data which features about 200 variables selected from the Young Lives household and child surveys.

A new integrated approach: training researchers to use sensitive microdata
Victoria Moody • June 24, 2016 • No Comments

James Scott, Senior Support Officer at the UK Data Service’s Secure Lab, updates us on the new Safe Use of Research data Environments training (SURE) which has been designed for new users of Secure Lab and other Research Data Centres.

Welcoming progress on the new Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICCSR) Data Service
Victoria Moody • June 21, 2016 • No Comments

Matthew Woollard, Director and Louise Corti, Functional Director for Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service provide an update on how the UK Data Service has supported the development of the new Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) Data Service.

Out and about with the International Data Team at the UK Data Service
Victoria Moody • June 09, 2016 • No Comments

During the past two months Susan Noble and Celia Russell form the UK Data Service international data team based at Jisc have taken part in a couple of important international events: Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC) Annual Workshop, Paris, 11th – 15th April 2016 and the IASSIST 2016 Conference, Bergen, 31st May – 3rd June 2016

Effective data curation for big data
Victoria Moody • May 06, 2016 • No Comments

As part of a suite of articles on big data, the UK Data Service’s Louise Corti, Associate Director for Collections Development and Producer Relations, and Sharon Bolton, Data Curation Manager, write about the effective curation of big data and how to promote its re-use.