Latest blog posts


Mon 2 Feb 2015

Data Impact Blog: Innovation Fund project: Open, linked data innovation

Ralph Cochrane of AppChallenge.net introduces the Innovation Fund project focused on opening more UK Data Service data and the AppChallenge.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Data Impact Blog: Innovation Fund project: Risk-Utility Data Management Tool (RUM)

Richard Welpton of the UK Data Service introduces the Risk-Utility Data Management Tool (RUM) which will enable data producers and service providers (such as the UK Data Service) to produce anonymised versions of datasets from confidential sources consistently, efficiently, and quickly.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Data Impact Blog: Innovation Fund project: Audiencenet; user-engaged design

David Lewis of Audiencenet discusses the Innovation Fund project his team are developing to enhance the user experience of and increase user engagement with the Uk Data Service website and resources.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Data Impact Blog: Innovation Fund project: InFuseR, providing scripted access to tabular Census data

Dr Paul Williamson of the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool discusses the InfuseR Innovation Fund project, which will provide a script-driven interface to all UK Data Service aggregate census data holdings.

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Data Impact Blog: Introducing the Innovation Fund: embracing new ideas and new partnerships

Louise Corti of the UK Data Service gives an update on the latest developments with our Innovation Fund partners, four exciting projects to create an open data and crowdsourcing project to generate innovative apps, a library of interactive tools to allow users/owners to create their own infographics, a Risk Utility Management Tool designed to take the mystery out of how confidential data are anonymised and an open-source census data extraction and visualisation tool.

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Data Impact Blog: Welcome to the blog from the Director of the UK Data Service, Matthew Woollard

Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service discusses the impact and benefit of the UK Data Service, focusing on its support for the development of international data services and influence in key data access policy development.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Data Impact Blog: Opening the door to data

Lucy Bell and Louise Corti of the UK Data Service give an update on the latest developments with open data at the UK Data Service. So much exciting data is now open, with more to follow.

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Data Impact Blog: Welcome to the Data Impact Blog

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK Data Service provides unified access to an extensive and expanding range of high-quality, international social, economic and population data - from UK Censuses to government-funded surveys, longitudinal studies and qualitative data.

Wed 19 Nov 2014

ELSST Blog: Concept maps

Suzanne Barbalet Just as the writer’s storyboard maps and links book chapters ‘concept maps’, for thesaurus construction, aim to solve problems caused by ambiguous labels or out-dated concepts and aid the revision of old hierarchies or the construction of new …

Wed 5 Nov 2014

CESSDA Training Blog: A DASISH workshop on trust and certification

This post is co-written with Claudia Engelhardt, Göttingen State and University Library. It is also published on the DHd-Blog. On 16-17 October 2014, a workshop on the topic of trusted digital repositories took place in The Hague. The workshop was …