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Data Quiz App launched on Android and iOS
Margherita Ceraolo • January 17, 2017 • No Comments

Ralph Cochrane, Founder of AppChallenge and The Creative Grid, talks about the UK Data Service’s first app!

The Northern Powerhouse in the world: UK Data Service open data dive
Victoria Moody • November 04, 2016 • No Comments

Richard Wiseman Socio-economic Data Services: Specialist Support Officer and Celia Russell, International Data Specialist at the UK Data Service, present a series of data in the UK Data Service collection relevant to analyses of the North West and Greater Manchester regions and possible comparators, nationally and internationally, ahead of the ‘Northern Powerhouse in the world open data dive’.

The industrial revolution of open data
Victoria Moody • November 01, 2016 • No Comments

Founder of Swirrl, linked open data enthusiast, working on PublishMyData, Bill Roberts reprises his presentation at #DataImpact2016, focusing on how what we need in the data economy now is our own industrial revolution.

Diving into UK Data Service Open Data
Victoria Moody • October 03, 2016 • No Comments

On Saturday 24 September we held the UK Data Service’s first ever Open Data Dive at The Shed, Digital Innovation Hub at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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.

#EULife App Challenge Update: A lesson in change management
Victoria Moody • July 13, 2015 • No Comments

Ralph Cochrane of gives and update on the ESRC Innovation Fund project focused on opening more UK Data Service data through the #EULife AppChallenge

How well do Google image results represent reality? Comparing occupational census data against web-based search results
Victoria Moody • July 06, 2015 • No Comments

Images are a powerful medium for reflecting reality and also identifying bias. For example, how well do Google image search results of gender-neutral professions match the reality of the workforce? Oliver Duke-Williams of UK Data Service Census Support, digs in to 2011 census data and Google image search results to find out more.