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Tue 20 Mar 2018

Data Impact Blog: Discussion Paper from one of our Data Impact Fellows

Matteo Sandi @McmSandi is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Matteo is a Research Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Matteo joined LSE in October 2015 and his current fields of research are the economics of crime and the economics of education. Matteo has […

Mon 5 Feb 2018

Data Impact Blog: Highlights of our second #DataImpact event: 2016

The UK Data Service hosted a panel session and networking event on 13 October 2016 at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. A panel comprising some of Scotland's leading data innovators explored data re-use in policy and research, sharing their experiences of demonstrating data enhanced impact. Here are the highlights of #DataImpact2016.

Mon 5 Feb 2018

Data Impact Blog: Highlights of our first #DataImpact event: 2015

With Storify closing in May 2018, we'll be extracting the html from some of our lovely storifys and saving them on the blog. Here are the highlights of #DataImpact2015.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

Data Impact Blog: New uses for administrative data in place of censuses: Estimates of journeys to work

Oliver Duke-Williams, Senior Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCL and Co-Investigator at the UK Daya Service updates us on proposed new uses for administrative data in place of censuses in the area of estomates of journeys to work.

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 ( 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!