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Thu 11 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Creating impact from research on ethnic inequalities in older people’s mental and physical health

Dharmi Kapadia, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, shares the outcomes of her new role as Q-Step Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Manchester focusing on research and teaching.

Mon 8 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Announcing our judging panel for the UK Data Service 2017 Dissertation Prize

Following the success of last year’s competition, the UK Data Service launched the 2017 Dissertation Prize. The Prize provides a great opportunity to recognise and reward students who use our data. Prizes of £500 (1st place), £250 (2nd place) and £150 (3rd place) will be awarded to undergraduates who use secondary quantitative and/or qualitative data […

Fri 5 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Prerequisites for the development of research impact

Bram Vanhoutte, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Fellow in Sociology at The University of Manchester, shares his perspectives on how to develop research impact.

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Data Impact Blog: What is research impact and why is it so important?

Rachel Oldroyd, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Quantitative Human Geographer at the University of Leeds, shares her perspective on research impact.

Wed 5 Apr 2017

Data Impact Blog: Reflections on research data management workshops in Gujarat, India

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, updates us on her recent trip to Gandhinagar, India where she ran workshops on research data management and came up with a very cool dream about how chatbots can help prepare research data management plans for bidding to research councils in the future....

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Data Impact Blog: Ethics and the alleged misuse of social media data

Libby Bishop, Producer Relations Manager and expert on the ethics of re-using data and informed consent at the UK Data Service, discusses the ethical considerations and the importance of setting standards when using social media data.

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Data Impact Blog: Reflections on ‘Encounters with Big Data’, our course in Cape Town

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, and Chris Park, Data Scientist, report back from the course, Encounters with Big Data: An Introduction to using Big Data in the Social Sciences, held in Cape Town, South Africa from 30 January to 3 February 2017.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

ELSST Blog: Observatory for Knowledge Organisation Systems workshop, Malta, 2017

Suzanne Barbalet The Observatory for Knowledge Organisation Systems workshop, an event of KNOWeSCAPE – Analyzing the Dynamics of Information and Knowledge Landscapes, met in Malta from 1-3 February this year. KNOWeSCAPE is funded under the European Cooperation in Science and …

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Data Impact Blog: Creating a unified 2011 Census dataset for the four nations of the UK

Rob Dymond-Green, Technical Co-ordinator for the UK Data Service Census Support Service, describes the creation of the 2011 UK Census dataset available through InFuse.

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Data Impact Blog: The earnings effects of sexual orientation: How being in a partnership matters

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Researcher at The London School of Economics (LSE), discusses how sexual orientation affects earnings in the UK.