Kristine Briones, Research Assistant at Young Lives discusses the new release of “constructed files” of all four of rounds of data which features about 200 variables selected from the Young Lives household and child surveys.
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.
Matthew Woollard, Director and Louise Corti, Functional Director for Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service provide an update on how the UK Data Service has supported the development of the new Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) Data Service.
During the past two months Susan Noble and Celia Russell form the UK Data Service international data team based at Jisc have taken part in a couple of important international events: Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC) Annual Workshop, Paris, 11th – 15th April 2016 and the IASSIST 2016 Conference, Bergen, 31st May – 3rd June 2016
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.
Anne Solon, data manager for Young Lives, whose role involves working with Young Lives research partners to coordinate the complete survey cycle and coordinating the processes of survey design, piloting, training of field staff, data collection, data entry and data management, discusses adding value to survey data to support analysis.
Dr. Russell Sceats, a data curation expert from the UK Data Service, describes the work and ethos of the UK Data Archive’s Ingest Services Team.