UK Data Archive http://data-archive.ac.uk/ Latest news and events from the UK Data Archive and the UK Data Service (UKDS) en-gb UK Data Archive logo http://rss.data-archive.ac.uk/UK-DataArchive.jpg http://data-archive.ac.uk Webinar: Understanding Open Source GIS - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/osgiswebinar/Advanced Modelling Strategies: challenges and pitfalls in robust causal inference with observational data - External eventhttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/advanced-modelling-strategies-challenges-and-pitfalls-in-robust-causal-inference-with-observational-data/SQL Database Management Softwarehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4849Database systems are increasingly being used for working with medical data and enable the rapid querying of complex data in health and social care.Webinar: Guided walk through ReSharehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4864Join our interactive online webinar, where we will ‘walk you through the process of submitting a data collection into the ReShare repository.ADRN Conference 2017https://adrn.ac.uk/news-training/courses-seminars-workshops/eventitem?eventid=4807ADRN Conference 2017http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4807This year, we would like to invite colleagues from outside the ADRN network, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to attend the full 2 day conference and join the conversation on making the best use of administrative data as a resource for social science research.Webinar: Data management basicshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4863This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about data management. Data management is essential to make sure that well organised, well documented, high quality and shareable research data result from your research project.Webinar: Key issues in reusing datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4862The introductory session will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data.Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Servicehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4861This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about finding data from the UKWebinar: Introduction to the UK Data Servicehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4860This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer.Webinar: Key data: Business datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4859This webinar is an introduction to Office for National Statistics (ONS) business data available from the UK Data Service such as the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4858This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service.Introduction to Hospital Episode Statisticshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4847This course will provide participants with an understanding of how Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data are collected and coded, their structure, and how to clean and analyse HES data.Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4857This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service.Practical ethics training for Big Data researchhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4874Webinar: Key data: Data about countrieshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4856This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the international time series data available from the UK Data Service.Understanding Society Biomarker Conference - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2016/10/14/biomarker-conferenceThe Conference: Gold Standard of Reproducible Research: How to make it work in qualitative and quantitative research - External eventhttps://nicep.nottingham.ac.uk/conference-gold-standard/Webinar: Key data: Censushttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4855This webinar is intended as an introduction to the Census data available from the UK Data Service, for anyone who is interested in using them in research or teaching.Webinar: Key data: UK and cross-national surveyshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4854This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the key survey datasets available from the UK Data Service which provide snapshots of the UK or that allow comparisons to be made across countries.CLSTL 2017: International Conference on Changing Landscape of Science and Technology Libraries - External eventhttp://events.iitgn.ac.in/2017/CLSTL/Workshop: Department for Education – School Census and School Leavers Surveyhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4732Workshop: Department for Education – School Census and School Leavers Survey24 February 2017, 10.00 am – 12.00 noonMcAuley House, Board RoomADRC-NI Workshop: Department for Education School Census and School Leavers Surveyhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4742The function of the Administrative Data Research Network is to increase access to routine administrative datasets for approved projects by accredited researchers. One of the Departmental bodies that intend to provide data to the ADRC is the Department for Education (DE).An Introduction to Small Area Classification - External eventhttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/18429/Webinar: Finding and understanding Eurostat datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4876Confident Spatial Analysishttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4846We cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio and GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision.An Introduction to GIS – Using ArcGIS (Vector) - External eventhttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/an-introduction-to-gis-using-arcgis-vector/Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIShttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4848This course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio.SURE Training in Scotland - 9 February 2017http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4885Webinar: Data management basicshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4853This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about data management. Data management is essential to make sure that well organised, well documented, high quality and shareable research data result from your research project.Working with Administrative Data: From ideas to research - External eventhttp://ubdc.ac.uk/outreach-plus-training/events-workshops-training-more/upcoming-events/working-with-administrative-data/Tableau Workshop - External eventhttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/tableau-workshop/Introduction to Data Linkagehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4869This short course is designed to give participants a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or to analyse linked data.Webinar: Key issues in reusing datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4852The introductory session will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data.Seminar: Alcohol Consumption and Population Healthhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4840Excess alcohol consumption has serious adverse effects on health and results in violence-related harm. In this seminar, speakers will describe how administrative data from Wales and Scotland has been utilised to carry out research on alcohol consumption and alcohol related harm.Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social scienceshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4791Longitudinal data across life: an introduction to cohort data, and its uses in social and health research - External eventhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/longitudinal-data-across-life-an-introduction-to-cohort-data-and-its-uses-in-social-and-health-tickets-30071831658Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Servicehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4851This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about finding data from the UK Data Service.Webinar: Regeneration in Coastal Communities - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/coastalwebinar/The UK Data Service Data Quiz App is now live!http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4886The Data Quiz App developed by Appchallenge is now available to download and play on both Android and Apple iOS.Vacancy: Lay Member for Approvals Panelhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4879We're looking for a member of the public to join our Approvals Panel. No data or research experience needed. Apply by 10 FebruaryDepartment for Education: Secondary Data Analysis Initiativehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4877The DfE has announced a call for proposals to produce insights into policy areas of interest to the Department and to promote the use of relevant datasets.Training webinars 2017 - sign up todayhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4871Take a look at the range of free online training webinars we have for 2017.Publication by ADRC-Scotland in Big Data and Societyhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4873A paper written by some core members of ADRC-Scotland was published in the journal Big Data and Society.Vacancy: Research Officer (Maternity cover)http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4878ADRC-Wales is looking for a Research Officer to cover a maternity leave. The period covered is 1 March 2017 until 28 February 2018. Apply until 21 January 20175 New Year resolutions for good data management!http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4870It's that time again when we are all making our New Year's resolutions. Why not make resolutions to improve the data management in your research? No special equipment needed and it's a lot cheaper than taking out a gym membership that you'll only use twice...Data Linkage Scotland Showcase 2016http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4868Scotland is a global leader in linking the data that we all create through our daily interactions with health and social care, local government, the education system and our urban environments.1000th data collection in ReSharehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4866Overview of the Crime Surveys User Conference 2016http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4865The annual Crime Survey User Conference took place on Friday 9 December at the Royal Statistical Society in London.Marking #HumanRightsDay: Human Rights Atlas data now available via UKDS.Stathttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4844The data behind the ground-breaking Human Rights Atlas is now freely available for anyone to access via UKDS.Stat, the data dissemination platform for international data at the UK Data Service.Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4834We will be awarding three dissertation prizes for projects that re-use data available through the UK Data Service.Overview of the LFS/APS User Conference 2016http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4831The annual Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys User Conference brought data producers and data users together to share updates on the development of the surveys and to showcase research that is being carried out using the data.A unified standard for Trusted Data Repositorieshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4832As part of its commitment to good data curation and preservation, the UK Data Service contributes to the Data Seal of Approval (DSA), an entry level Trustworthy Repository Certification.Understanding Society: Wave 6 data releasedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4829Understanding Society has released its latest wave of rich longitudinal data (Wave 6), which also features an exciting boost sample for understanding the lives of immigrants in the UK. Download waves 1-6 from the UK Data ServiceNew OECD guidelines on research ethics and new forms of datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4809New kinds of data are rapidly becoming available in massive quantities, providing a record of the transactions we carry out, the communications we make and other social and economic activities. To meet these challenges (OECD) has published guidelines on research ethics and new forms of data.Big data summer school in the social sciencesWe are delighted to announce our first intensive summer school in the area of big data in the social sciences at the University of Cape Town.ADRN 2017: Call for abstractshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4801The ADRN conference is a growing annual event for all researchers who use administrative data to better understand populations and societies. This years conference will take place in Edinburgh.We invite abstracts to be submitted by 1 February 2017.ONS responds to the Crime Survey for England and Wales consultationhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4799The Office for National Statistics has published a response to their consultation reviewing the current methodology on estimates of incidents of crime in the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).Understanding Society - new 'Insights' into UK society from longitudinal researchhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4795Understanding Society has published its fifth annual report highlighting some of the new topical policy-relevant research conducted recently using data from the annual survey which began in 2009.The Autumn UK Data Service Newsletter is out!http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4792The Autumn UK Data Service Newsletter is out!Towards Open Research - a new report from the UK Data Servicehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4780Data experts from the UK Data Service and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been working together on a project to investigate researcher's attitudes and behaviours towards open research. Read the full report.UNESCO Statistics now available via UKDS.Stathttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4775We are delighted to announce we have begun releasing UNESCO statistics via UKDS.Stat. The first two datasets to be released via UKDS.Stat are the UNESCO Education Statistics and the UNESCO Innovation StatisticsUCAS shares data securely with Administrative Data Research Network to increase understanding of participation in higher educationhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4774UCAS has made nine years of university and college admissions data accessible through the Administrative Data Research Network as part of a shared commitment to understanding equality of access to higher education.Second Welsh Government project using ADRC-W publishes Emerging Findingshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4793The second Welsh Government led project to use the Administrative Data Research Centre for Wales (ADRC-W) has published its Emerging Findings Report.CESSDA leading the way on technical infrastructurehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4771The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) has been working on a Technical Workplan which will help social science data archives to develop and deliver high quality technical research infrastructures.Office for National Statistics Special Licence Reviewhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4769The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the UK Data Service will be working together on a review of all data collections hosted by the UK Data Service currently made available through the ONS Special Licence scheme.Big Data: a social science revolutionhttp://www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=11161The rapidly increasing availability of ‘big data is offering social scientists unprecedented insight into the world around us. But analysing vast amounts of data comes with its own unique challenges, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Nick Allum from the University of Essex.ADRC-E at The Data Dialogue eventhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4756ADRC-E was invited to take part in the first instalment of The Data Dialogue, a Science and Engineering South/University of Cambridge collaborative event in July 2016.Save the date - 2017 ADRN Annual Research Conference 1 and 2 June, Surgeons' Hall Edinburghhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4747Save the date for the next ADRN annual research conference in June 2017Talk Big Data serieshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4733Big data. Big questions.Three of the big data projects at the University of Essex are hosting a series of FREE talks throughout October and November to discuss the implications of big data and what it means for you and society.Come and listen, question and challenge.International Population Data Linkage Conference takes place in Waleshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4727Over 450 data scientists from 20 countries took part in a week-long conference showcasing cutting edge developments in population data linkage researchUS professors visit Welsh Centrehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4726This summer, the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales was delighted to host three influential American Professors as they visited our facilities in Swansea.‘Big data or big rubbish? The contribution of data linkage to social science - An ADRC-W seminarhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4725Public Attitudes to Data Sharing in Northern Irelandhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4710A report launched from the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey (NILT) on public attitudes to data sharing in Northern Ireland has found that there is public support for the sharing of personal data for research purposes where a clear benefit to society can be demonstrated:Publication by ADRC-Scotland in Journal of Law and Societyhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4702August 2016: A paper on the legal and ethical uncertainties surrounding the use of administrative data for research has been written by some core members of ADRC-Scotland and was published in the Journal of Law and Society.Introducing the Anonymisation Decision-making Frameworkhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4658The UK Anonymisation Network has published the latest on data anonymisation.2016 ADRN Research Conference Videohttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4700Following the success of the 2016 ADRN Research Conference held on 3 June 2016 in London, the highlights of the event and comments from our esteemed guests are now available to view on our conference video.UK Data Service summer newsletter publishedhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4686Round-up of latest news includes making sense of Brexit and our response to the new Digital Economy BillResearch Methods Festival 2016http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4660The Research Methods Festival 2016 in Bath was a massive success for administrative data research!Productive visit by team from South Africa's DataFirsthttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4651The UK Data Service has been working in partnership with South Africas DataFirst as part of an International Centre Partnership Fund sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF).ADRC-E success at Cheltenham Science Festivalhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4620ADRC-E joined the University of Southampton Roadshow at the Cheltenham Science Festival on 10 June 2016 to showcase how Administrative Data Research influences how we live in today's society.International Population Data Linkage Network Conference 2016http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4601The 2016 International Population Data Linkage Conference takes place at Swansea University from 22-26 August 2016Administrative Data Research Network holds first national conferencehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4575The Administrative Data Research Network is to hold its first open conference showcasing its work in London on 3 June.Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) - open callhttp://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/secondary-data-analysis-initiative-sdai-open-call/The Secondary Data Analysis Initiative aims to deliver high-quality high-impact research through the deeper exploitation of major data resources created by the ESRC and other agencies. Proposals are welcome at any time.Welsh Government Supporting People Programme to be evaluated using linked administrative datahttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4520A study to evaluate the Supporting People Programme using linked administrative data has been given the go ahead by the Welsh Government.Better Knowledge, Better Society: A Civic Conversation on the Use of Administrative Data in NIhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4499Imagine Belfast is a festival of ideas and politics. ADRC-NI is organising a discussion on the use of administrative data for research on Wednesday 16th March, 1pm–3pm.Big data initiative set to make impact on health of societyhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4497The Farr Institute Scotland and the Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland (ADRC-S) – which formally open on Monday 29 February – are based at Edinburgh BioQuarter, a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Enterprise and NHS Lothian.1950s study children reunite in Aberdeenhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4496Aberdeen school children who completed important learning ability tests more than half a century ago came together for the first time since then to help scientists with new questions, on Saturday February 20th at the University of Aberdeen.ADRC W Associate Director appointed to GW4 pay equality consortiumhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4495Rhys Davies, Associate Director of The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC Wales), has been appointed as a member of the GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium (PERC).In support of Banksy anonymityhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4491Bigger picture: Administrative Data Service led by University of Essex supports Banksy anonymityData sharing consultation eventhttps://www.statslife.org.uk/events/eventdetail/632/-/data-sharing-consultation-eventThursday 17 March 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Royal Statistical Society, LondonFind out more about the proposed changes to the data sharing legislation and the new public consultation on the subjectScottish Government's Council of Economic Advisors visit ADRC-Scotlandhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4464ADRC-Scotland were delighted to welcome the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon for the meeting of the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisers held at 9 Edinburgh Bioquarter on Friday 5 February 2016.'Digging into Data' Event Glasgow 27 January 2016http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4451On 27 January 2016, the Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland (ADRC-S), participated in the third round of 'Digging into Data' conference showcase event, held at the Glasgow School of Art.2016 ADRN Research conferencehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4466The Administrative Data Research Network is presenting the results from the Network's earliest projects at the 2016 ADRN Research Conference in London.Test 26/10/2015 10:47:32 - Editedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4225This is a test.