Raj Patel, Associate Director of Policy at Understanding Society, reflects on the challenges of how households can transition to net zero and develop pro-environmental habits – the topic of Understanding Society’s recent climate change data dive.
Data Impact blog
Whilst many researchers in the UK will see the UK Data Service SecureLab as a longstanding part of the UK data provision landscape, not all will be aware of the history and achievements of the service. Now, as part of the 10-year anniversary of UKDS SecureLab, James Scott, Beate Lichtwardt, and Christine Woods take a look back at some of the accomplishments of the past decade.
We’re pleased to announce the judges of the #ChangingPerceptionsChallenge, an exciting competition that encourages sixth form and college students to engage with data-driven research and think creatively about changing public perceptions of immigration and the economy.
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).
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.
We’ve asked our #DataImpactFellows to respond to the theme of ‘communicating/translating data-driven research’. In this post, Bożena Wielgoszewska reflects on the importance of good communication in her collaboration on the Covid-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study.
The UK Data Service has recently launched the Changing Perceptions Challenge, a competition aimed at sixth form and college students. The competition was dreamt up by Data Impact Fellow, Ben Brindle, and here he explains where the idea came from and how students will benefit from taking part.
Neil Dymond-Green investigates how international macrodata in the UK Data Service collection is supporting research in the area of climate change.
We introduce some of the UK Data Service expertise being showcased as part of this week’s NCRM Research Methods e-festival.