Dr Deborah Wiltshire, Senior Access and Support Officer at the UK Data Service, discusses the effect of health policy on the nation’s health. Deborah works with data, used by researchers to inform policy, providing advice on dataset content and analysis, and gives face-to-face and online introductory training to students, academics and other researchers.
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.
The UK Data Service is delighted that this year’s #DataImpact2016 will be held on the evening of 13 October at the Lighthouse Glasgow. A panel of leading data innovators explore data re-use in policy and research, sharing their experiences of demonstrating data enhanced impact. This year we focus on how Scotland’s policy makers and innovators are using data to collaborate on solutions to key challenges.
Laurence Horton is Data Librarian at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is responsible for Research Data Management support in the School. A recent Twitter trend is to list #7fav things, like films or music. “Rather than share my impeccable cultural taste, here’s a list – in no order of preference – of my seven favourite UK Data Service datasets.”
Victoria Moody, Director of Impact and Communications at the UK Data Service discusses some of the new international initiatives focused on the opportunity to evaluate, reconsider, enhance or reconstruct not only the data on which major decisions about solving global challenges are based but also the concepts which underpin those data and, most encouragingly, focusing on innovative and more inclusive approaches to do so.
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.
We’ve received some excellent and topical applications from a range of disciplinary and subject areas, and from universities across the UK.