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/Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/training/stataCombining Data from Multiple Administrative and Survey Sources for Statistical Purposeshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5043Combining Data from Multiple Administrative and Survey Sources for Statistical Purposeshttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5023Generating Synthetic Data for Statistical Disclosure Controlhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5042BLGDRC Annual Conference 2017 - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/annualconference2017/The 11th Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/the-11th-scientific-meeting-of-the-classification-and-data-analysis-group/An Introduction to Small Area Classification - External eventhttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/18429/Best practice in licensing and governance for research datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4999In this hands-on one-day course you will be introduced to best practices in licensing and governance models for research data.Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social scienceshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4998This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data.Second International Conference on the Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys International Conference 2018 - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2018/07/25/methodology-of-longitudinal-surveys-iiIADS - Big Data and Analytics Summer School - External eventhttp://www.essex.ac.uk/iads/events/default.aspxConfident Spatial Analysishttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5041Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIShttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5040Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Datahttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5039Advanced 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/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/Health Studies User Conference 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4949The annual Health Studies User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with NatCen Social Research, is a full-day conference and is free to attend.Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2017 - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/scientific-conference-2017Cross-national comparative research on migration using longitudinal studies - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2017/07/10/cross-national-comparative-research-on-migration-using-longitudinal-studiesUsing weights and sample design indicators in Understanding Society: Why, when and how? - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2017/07/10/using-weights-and-sample-design-indicators-in-understanding-society-why-when-and-howStatistics and Data Analysis for Management - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/essexsummerschool2017/Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data: Sharing and Reusing Datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4955Using weights and sample design indicators in Understanding Society – why, when and how? - External eventhttps://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/scientific-conference-2017/workshops/workshop1SQL 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.Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4946The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, is a full-day conference and is free to attend.EBS Data Dive 2017 - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/ebsdatadive/Census Research User Conference 2017http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4945The Census Research User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service Census Support team in collaboration with the Census Offices, will be held on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the Royal Statistical Society in London.New sources of data for social science researchhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-sources-of-data-for-social-science-research-tickets-34315077320This free event provides an opportunity to catch up with new sources of data for social science research. The data sources are:• Administrative data• Biomarker data• Urban big dataWebinar: Introduction to Biomarker datahttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4918This free webinar is for anyone with an interest in health and bio-social research.Information Matters: launching the Information Champions networkhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5036Webinar: Data in Europe: Ageinghttps://cessda.net/CESSDA-Services/Resources/Events/Webinar-Data-in-Europe-AgeingCESSDA is hosting a free webinar introducing data across Europe for researching ageing.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.SURE Training at ADRC-Scotland - 13 June 2017http://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-courses/eventsitem?eventid=5031Workshop: 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.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.Lunchtime Data Biteshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4988Webinar: Data in Europe: Political Behaviourhttps://cessda.net/CESSDA-Services/Resources/Events/Webinar-Data-in-Europe-Political-BehaviourCESSDA is hosting a free webinar introducing data across Europe for researching political behaviour including election studies, comparative surveys and longitudinal data.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.Big Data Visualisation Tools and Techniques - External eventhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/sasnet-datavis/UK Data Archive: 1960shttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5045A decade in 50 words: 1960s - when the Archive started and data arrived on punch cardsUK Data Archive: celebrating 50 yearshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5044In 2017 the UK Data Archive is celebrating 50 years of curating research data.IASSIST 2017: Data in the Middlehttp://www.iassist2017.org/IASSIST 2017 - Data in the Middle: The common language of research - External eventhttp://www.iassist2017.org/Data in Europe: CESSDA webinarshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5038Vacancy: Data Access Assistant (Maternity Cover), UK Data Archivehttp://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news-events/news.aspx?id=5035The UK Data Service is seeking to appoint a Data Access Assistant, covering a period of maternity leave.Mental Health Awareness Weekhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5033Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and discover the most important studies containing data on mental health.New CDRC tutorial series by ADRC-E co-Investigator Dr James Cheshirehttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=5030CDRC has released a new tutorial series with ADRC-E co-Investigator Dr James Cheshire on techniques for handling, analysing and visualising spatial data in R.New NCRM webinar with ADRC-E Deputy Director Prof David Martinhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=5029Prof David Martin, Deputy Director of ADRC-E, will take part to the first NCRM webinar on Tuesday 6 June (2.00 - 3.30 pm). The talk will focus on automated zone design in practice.Spring Newsletter 2017http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5027The Spring edition of the UK Data Service newsletter is now available.Apply to be one of our Data Impact Fellowshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5026Are you a post-doctoral researcher or PhD researcher using UK Data Service data in your research? You could be awarded one of our Data Impact Fellowships.ESRC PhD Studentship: Administrative Data Research Centre for Englandhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=5025An ESRC-funded 3+ PhD studentship is now available at the University of Southampton in association with the Administrative Data Research Centre for England on 'Weighting Methods for Secondary Analysis in the Presence of Linkage Errors'.BBC Big Money Test data now availablehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5024What does your attitude to money say about you? Download the data from the BBC Big Money Test, 2011.Big Data and Analytics Summer School: 24 July - 4 Augusthttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5020The Big Data and Analytics Summer School at the University of Essex provides research training and knowledge exchange for graduates, postgraduates, researchers, academics and business professionals and practitioners working in the emerging fields of data sciences, analytics and big data.First issue of the International Journal of Population Data Science publishedhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=5019The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is now live and that the first issue has been published.CLOSER Discoveryhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5010A new search engine has been developed by CLOSER to enable researchers to search and browse across thousands of questions and variables from eight leading longitudinal studies.Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey: user consultation findings releasedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5009NHS Digital has published the findings from its user consultation on the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.CDRC Maps Londons Daily Commutehttps://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/cdrc-maps-londons-daily-commute/ReShare now shows data download statisticshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5000We are pleased to announce enhancements to ReShare which include live, up-to-date and accurate data download statistics.Home energy efficiency improvements are having a positive impact on healthhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4996New research shows for the first time how Welsh Government funded home energy efficiency improvements, aimed at low income households, are having a positive impact on health.Saving Face - Exploring Methods for Image Anonymisationhttp://ubdc.ac.uk/news/2017/april/saving-face-exploring-methods-for-image-anonymisation/Global Money Week: Learn.Save.Earn.http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4989Are you aware of the saving habits of 11-15 year olds? As we enter Global Money week, explore data that reveal children and young people's attitudes to money and saving.Call for Proposals: Secondary Data Analysis Initiativehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4990The ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative is now accepting proposals for research projects that use major data resources created by the ESRC and other agencies.NCRM podcast with ADRC-E Deputy Director Prof David Martinhttp://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/newsitem?newsid=4987The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) has published a new podcast with ADRC-E Deputy Director Prof David Martin about how the creation and use of synthetic data sets could help data owners and researchers deal with privacy concerns.Celebrating International Womens Dayhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4973Wednesday 8 March marks International Womens Day and its #BeBoldForChange campaign to create a more gender inclusive world.First results available for the SERISS projecthttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4970The first results of a project to support the European Union (EU) tackle socio-economic challenges across Europe are now available.Temporary Vacancieshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4922We are seeking to fill posts on a temporary basis.InFuse launches new geographic featurehttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4954We have recently enhanced our InFuse interface with a new geographic feature. InFuse is a free service providing easy access to, and distribution of, the 2011 UK Census aggregate data.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.4.6Beta blockers offer best chance of increased heart attack survivalhttp://www.blgdataresearch.org/beta-blockers-offer-best-chance-of-increased-heart-attack-survival/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.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-LonePublication 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.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.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!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 2016Welsh 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.Test 26/10/2015 10:47:32 - Editedhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4225This is a test.