Latest blog posts


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.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (27th April 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection...

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: What effect does my research have on the world?

Rachel Oldroyd, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, explores a very real question facing researchers. Just how do we know we're making a real impact?

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (20th April 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Windrush The plight of people who arrived in the UK and cannot prove their entitlement to live here, receive NHS treatment and so on has been much in the news this week. In […

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Measuring impact as an early career researcher (Part 3)

Esmeralda Bon is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows. In the third of a series of blog posts, she outlines some specific considerations around impact for early career researchers.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Data Impact Fellows event

Food poisoning caused by restaurants and takeaways, the path to youth crime, voter advice applications, the effect of globalisation on rural communities, the effects of Brexit on UK businesses involved in international trade, improved transport models for coach companies, desirable conduct of public office holders in the UK... These are some of the amazing and impactful areas our Data Impact Fellows are researching using (in part) data held by the UK Data Service. We were incredibly lucky to hear more about our Impact Fellows' research projects when we met in Manchester on 16th April.