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.

Celebrating 10 years of secure remote access in the UK

As part of our celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the UK Data Service SecureLab, Richard Welpton (Head of Data Services Infrastructure at the ESRC) looks back at the birth of secure remote access in the UK and discusses the key challenges, successes, and benefits experienced along the way.

Census 2021: Considering user needs for public, safeguarded, and secure data

Helena Rosiecka continues our census series by discussing Census 2021 data outputs, including origin-destination flow datasets and microdata products. She also considers the importance of user needs, and how the Office for National Statistics is working to improve census data outputs by inviting users to submit feedback during the forthcoming public Census 2021 outputs consultation.