Data Impact Blog
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.

Long-term trajectories of crime in the UK
Victoria Moody • February 08, 2016 • No Comments

Stephen Farrall, Deputy Head of the School of Law and Professor of Criminology at the University of Sheffield and colleagues, discuss the exciting long-term research underpinned by analsyses of national survey data.

Introducing .Stat Version 7 data browser for international data and more open OECD data
Victoria Moody • July 15, 2015 • No Comments

The UK Data Service is delighted to announce the latest version of its UKDS.Stat data browser for international data. David Rawnsley, Application Developer for international data talks us through the new features and brings news about open data from the OECD.

First of ten pivotal moments in the social sciences
Victoria Moody • July 03, 2015 • No Comments

Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, discusses The Guardian’s celebration of the top ten pivotal social science moments in the last 50 years.

Access to sensitive data for research: ‘The 5 Safes’
Victoria Moody • May 05, 2015 • No Comments

In this post, originally published on JISC’s Research Data Management blog, Louise Corti and Richard Welpton from UK Data Service (UKDS) talk about the services they provide to UK researchers.

The Great British Class Survey now available from the UK Data Service
Victoria Moody • April 13, 2015 • No Comments

Daniel Laurison and Mike Savage, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, discuss the Great British Class Survey and the exciting possibilities for research and policy now it is available from the UK Data Service.

Helping depositors share data: negotiating away difficult licence conditions
Victoria Moody • April 07, 2015 • No Comments

Karen Dennison, the UK Data Service’s Collections Development Manager, discusses a new initiative to free data in our collection from overly-restrictive access conditions.