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Mon 21 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Joining the Data Science Bootcamp

One of our Data Impact Fellows, Aishah Selamat, was recently accepted onto the Science to Data Science bootcamp by S2DS. Here she discusses what the programme involves and what drew her to apply.

Fri 18 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News – 18th May 2018

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Can you imagine your future? In 1958, a huge, unique project began, following the lives of over 17,000 children born in one week. These people’s life stories have been revisited at age 7, […

Mon 14 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Your research has been broadcast to millions – but how do you determine its impact?

The potential of broadcast programming to reach millions of people holds obvious appeal to researchers looking to maximise the dissemination of their work. But when it comes to impact, having vast reach is just one part of the equation – how can the significance of broadcast research be determined?

Thu 10 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (11th May 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… On your bike? ET Autotimes reported on research done at the University of Cambridge using Google Street View to assess patterns in different modes of travel and compare them with information provided by […

Wed 9 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News – £10,000 for each millennial?

A report published this week by the Intergenerational Commission explores jobs and pay, housing, pensions and the role of the state in fairness across generations, using a wide range of data, much of which is available through the UK Data Service.

Tue 8 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Success for our #DataImpactFellows

Our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows are doing great work and being recognised for it. Find out about recent achievements by Aishah Selamat and Esmeralda Bon.

Fri 4 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: The Dark Side of the Need for Impact

Bram Vanhoutte, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, explores the potentially negative side to the impact agenda.

Wed 2 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2018

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recently announced its shortlist for its Celebrating Impact Prize 2018. We’re delighted to see some of the researchers shortlisted have been working with data held by the UK Data Service and hope we’ve helped support their research and its impact. Dr John Drury of the University of Sussex […

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Crossing the line: Finishing my PhD (part 3)

William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, recently completed his Sociology PhD at The University of Manchester. Across three blogs, he reviews how his PhD (which, in part, used 2011 Census data) went. In the third of three blog posts, he examines what the future of this area of research could be.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Recent publications by one of our #DataImpactFellows

Bram Vanhoutte, one of our Data Impact Impact Fellows, shares some recent publications.