Why SDMX matters

This month the UK Data Service Aggregate Data Unit will begin migrating its international data platform to the latest version of .Stat Suite. In this blog, Eric Anvar, Head of Smart Data at OECD, explains how the Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) standard has improved the new .Stat Suite platform for data producers and users, and considers the potential value of augmenting SDMX usage with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Winner winner vegan dinner! Twitter scraping as Q-Step interns

The UK Data Service is pleased to have had two Q-Step interns working in the Computational Social Sciences (CSS) team, based in the Cathie Marsh Institute at the University of Manchester. In this post, Julia Kasmire, head of the CSS team, introduces the Q-Step programme, and undergraduate students May and Sima reflect on what they got out of their internships.