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Mon 27 Nov 2017

ELSST Blog: New guidelines on ELSST content

Lorna Balkan Overview As part of the SERISS project, we have recently produced new guidelines for the management of ELSST content. These incorporate findings from the first results of the project which used back-translation to evaluate the translation quality of …

Wed 1 Nov 2017

Data Impact Blog: Supporting civil society organisations to gain insights and develop impact from data

On 17 October the UK Data Service ran an event at The Studio in Manchester focused on opportunities and challenges for professionals working with administrative, monitoring or evaluation data in civil society organisations (CSO)

Thu 26 Oct 2017

ELSST Blog: CESSDA ELSST and the Taxonomy Boot Camp, 17-18 October 2017, Olympia London

The second edition of the Taxonomy Boot Camp took place in London on 17 & 18 October (http://www.taxonomybootcamp.com/London/2017/default.aspx). More than 200 participants attended the conference; 21 presentations were offered, most of them as part of parallel sessions. Some notes on …

Mon 16 Oct 2017

ELSST Blog: CESSDA-ELSST project update

The Thesaurus Team The CESSDA-ELSST project, which has funded the development of the ELSST and HASSET thesauri over the last five years, officially ended on 30 September 2017. The project, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), …

Mon 9 Oct 2017

Data Impact Blog: Introducing the ‘data paper’ in the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences

We're delighted to introduce the first two social science papers that have been recently published in the social sciences section of the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ).

Tue 3 Oct 2017

Data Impact Blog: Our data management guidance goes international

The team at the UK Data Service has been using its expertise in processing, documenting and publishing data for reuse, to develop guidance and training for researchers in good data management practices. It's great to see our guidance and training go global!

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2017: Esmeralda Bon

We are delighted to announce Esmerelda Bon, @EsmeraldaVBon as one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Esmerelda is an ESRC-funded PhD student in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL), an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Cabinet Offic

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2017: Oliver Exton

We are delighted to announce Oliver Exton as one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Oliver is an ESRC funded PhD student in Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge whose research focuses on firms and workers in international trade.

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2017: Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam

We are delighted to announce Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam @MappingReveals as one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Anthonia is Postdoctoral Research Associate (GIS and Geovisualisation) on the GLOBAL-RURAL Project Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University.

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2017: Aishah Selamat

We are delighted to announce Aishah Selamat as one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Aishah is a second year PhD student with the Faculty of Science and Technology form Bournemouth University. Her PhD research is co-funded by Bournemouth University and County Coaches (UK) LLP (a company of Travelmanagement4u.com). Aishah’s research aims to develop an Intelligent Transportation Analytical Model for SMEs.