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/Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2017 - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2017/07/11/understanding-society-scientific-conference-2017SQL 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.Workshop: Sharing Qualitative Datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4919The workshop is suitable for any researchers, research students and research support staff who work with qualitative data and want to find out more about sharing qualitative data.s.Combining Data from Multiple Administrative and Survey Sources for Statistical Purposeshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4932This ADRC-E course provides a general introduction to combining multiple administrative and survey datasets for statistical purposes on day one, with day two covering a handful of selected statistical methods.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 UKGenerating Synthetic Data for Statistical Disclosure Controlhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=4931The course intends to summarize the state of the art in synthetic data.Webinar: Using open UK Data Service Census Support datasets in open source GIS softwarehttp://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4951Webinar: 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.UK Causal Inference Meeting 2017 - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2017/04/05/uk-causal-inference-meeting-2017Webinar: 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.A new resource for Social Scientists: Exploring trends over time using the British Social Attitudes and British Crime Surveys - External eventhttps://events.rss.org.uk/rss/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=32182andeventID=106andeventID=106andCSPCHD=001001000000QVjiijoSeulNpz5mLGDXBIDyexA1i_SHIFq8YyWorkshop: Sharing Qualitative Datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4911The workshop is suitable for any researchers, research students and research support staff who work with qualitative data and want to find out more about sharing qualitative data..Conference: Open in Practice: Inspirations, Strategies and Methods for Open Researchhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4941Webinar: 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.Personal well-being data user event: Showcasing data and researchhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4887Introduction 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=4874Licensing Forum: The National Archives, Kewhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4938Understanding Society Biomarker Conference - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2017/01/18/new-biomarker-conferenceWebinar: 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-conferenceUnderstanding Society Masterclass in Combining Sociology and Biology - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2017/01/18/registrationConference: The Gold Standard of Reproducible Research: How to make it work in qualitative and quantitative researchhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4884Webinar: 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.Workshop: Preparing qualitative data for sharing and reusehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4883Webinar: 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 Librarieshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4882Call for papers: Health Studies User Conference 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4948Do you use UK quantitative studies from the UK Data Service for health-related research?Enter the Undergraduate Dissertation Prize!http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4947The 2017 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize is open.Call for papers - Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4944We are now looking for presentations for the Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2017.Call for papers - Census Research User Conference 2017http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4939Submissions are now open for the Census Research User Conference 2017.Office for National Statistics' The 2017 Testhttps://www.ons.gov.uk/census/censustransformationprogramme/progressanddevelopment/the2017testInformation on the 2017 Test were carrying out to help us plan for the next census. Find out where the test is happening and what you need to doOffice for National Statistics' Administrative Data Census Research Outputshttps://www.ons.gov.uk/census/censustransformationprogramme/administrativedatacensusproject/administrativedatacensusresearchoutputsThese outputs are part of our research into whether we can use administrative data to produce population and census statistics in the future.Love Your Data 2017 - Rescuing unloved datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4930Find out how the UK Data Service Census Support team is currently rescuing data from the 1961 UK Census.Love Your Data 2017 - Finding the right datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4929"Need to find the right data? Have a clear question and locate quality data sources".Love Your Data 2017 - Good data exampleshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4927What makes data good? “One of the most important things you can do to keep your data FAIR is to deposit it in a trusted digital repository.” Love Your Data 2017.Seminar: Sparse estimation of huge networks with a block-wise structurehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4934Professor Francesco Moscone from Brunel University will speak at an Institute for Analytics and Data Science seminar on networks with a very large number of nodes, and the challenges they pose to traditional Gaussian graphical modelling approaches. University of Essex, Mon 20 February, 12-1pm 5N.4.6Love Your Data 2017 - Documenting, defining, describing datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4926Good documentation is a crucial part of ensuring that research data can be used, shared and reused by a wide range of researchers and for a variety of purposes.Love Your Data 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4925Love Your Data week - an international celebration of all things data related.Share your syntax and have it cited with our new Syntax Upload Facilityhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4928The Syntax Upload Facility enables researchers to upload and share syntax they created using UK Data Service data, building a library of syntax for other users to utilise and cite.Centre for Public Policy Wales: call for proposalshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4923The ESRC and the Welsh Government are inviting proposals for a Wales Centre for Public Policy.Temporary Vacancieshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4922We are seeking to fill a range of posts on a temporary basis.UK Data Service Annual Report releasedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4920The 2015/16 UK Data Service Annual Report is now available.Big data team heading to ZAhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4909A team from the UK Data Service are in Cape Town this week, delivering the first big data summer school specifically for data users in South Africa.Looking for economics data?http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4908The UK Data Service is pleased to share the new set of theme pages related to economics.Remaining UNESCO Statistics now available via UKDS.Stathttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4907We are delighted to announce that the remaining UNESCO datasets are now available via UKDS.Stat.ADRC-W Alcohol Consumption and Population Health Seminarhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4933The latest Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W) seminar on ‘Alcohol Consumption and Population Health took place today at Cardiff Universitys main building.The 2017 UK Data Service Newsletter is out!http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4915A new year, a new look: the UK Data Service 2017 newsletter has had a refresh.Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Northern Ireland: Unrestricted Accesshttp://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4906The Census 2011 Microdata Teaching File for Northern Ireland is now available from the UK Data Service.Exhibiting at Data Stories in Budapesthttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4901The UK Data Service is delighted to have taken part in Data Stories, the Research Visualisations Exhibition at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.Apply for the CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programmehttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/applications-open-masters-research-dissertation-programme-2017/The application process is now open for the CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme.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.Blog publication on The Conversation by ADRC-E PhD studenthttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4914ADRC-E new blog on The Conversation by Louise Mc Grath-LoneADRC-E new research publication on Child Abuse and Neglecthttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4913ADRC-E new research publication on Child Abuse and Neglect by Louise Mc Grath-LoneDepartment 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.5 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=4866Not yet in the book of World Records, but a true record none-the-less! Congratulations to Prof Lucy Henry and Dr Laura Crane from City, University of London and Dr Rachel Wilcock from the University of Winchester for depositing the 1,000th data collection in our ReShare repository.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.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.UCAS 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.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 subjectTest 26/10/2015 10:47:32 - Editedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4225This is a test.