Data Impact Blog
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.

Responses to the ONS consultation on the Approved Researcher Scheme
Victoria Moody • July 02, 2015 • No Comments

Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, discusses the responses to the ONS consultation on the Approved Researcher Scheme.

The longstanding culture in the social sciences of making data accessible is one to value
Victoria Moody • June 16, 2015 • 2 Comments

Evidence-based social policy depends on access to rich supplies of high-quality data. But how can we create, curate, enrich and reuse data already collected by government departments and researchers? James Nazroo and Matthew Woollard of the UK Data Service explore the network of trust and expertise that ensures a cost-effective pipeline of productive, policy-relevant data.

There need not be a digital dark age — how to save our data for the future
Victoria Moody • February 24, 2015 • No Comments

First seen in The Conversation, Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, considers how much we are prepared to pay to ensure that digital stuff today is usable in the future.

Welcome to the blog from the Director of the UK Data Service, Matthew Woollard
Victoria Moody • January 30, 2015 • No Comments

Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service discusses the impact and benefit of the UK Data Service, focusing on its support for the development of international data services and influence in key data access policy development.