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Reflections on ‘Encounters with Big Data’, our course in Cape Town
Margherita Ceraolo • February 23, 2017 • No Comments

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, and Chris Park, Data Scientist, report back from the course, Encounters with Big Data: An Introduction to using Big Data in the Social Sciences, held in Cape Town, South Africa from 30 January to 3 February 2017.

Embracing the ‘Data Revolution’: Opportunities and Challenges for Research
Victoria Moody • August 15, 2016 • No Comments

We present an edited transcript of the keynote plenary speech Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service and the UK Data Archive, gave at the annual IASSIST Conference in Bergen on 1 June 2016. IASSIST is an international organisation of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.

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.

Matthew Woollard responds to the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee to examine the opportunities and risks of ‘big data’
Victoria Moody • November 22, 2015 • No Comments

Matthew Woollard presents his response to the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry to examine the opportunities and risks of ‘big data’.

Effective data curation for big data
Victoria Moody • November 01, 2015 • No Comments

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

Using big data responsibly: the ethics of big data
Victoria Moody • September 25, 2015 • No Comments

Our own Libby Bishop, Manager, Producer Relations: Research Ethics here at the UK Data Service, and Dr Felix Ritchie, Associate Professor in Applied Economics at Bristol Business School, write about the ethical, legal and technical challenges presented by big data.

The power of R: methods for processing big data
Victoria Moody • September 25, 2015 • No Comments

As part of a suite of articles on big data, Szymon Walkowiak, who worked with us as a data scientist, writes about the capabilities of R for researchers who wish to process and analyse big data.