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Tue 14 Feb 2017

ELSST Blog: First results of SERISS project

Lorna Balkan Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project (2015-2019) funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to foster collaboration and develop shared standards between the …

Mon 6 Feb 2017

Data Impact Blog: 1961 Census Digitisation: Statistical archaeology, getting the data off the artefact and creating a new linked data collection

We are delighted to report our progress on our pioneering ‘statistical archaeology’ project to retrieve ‘lost’ information from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) from a large set of digital images, and make it available for digital analysis, using current software tools, for the first time.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: Introducing the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2016-2018

Meet the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2016-2018.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Marii Paskov

Marii Paskov, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Officer at the University of Oxford, discusses her project comparing intergenerational social mobility across over 30 countries from 2002 to 2010.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Dharmi Kapadia

Dharmi Kapadia, Research Associate at the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at The University of Manchester, talks about how she plans for her research findings to be heard and have impact outside of academia.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd is a quantitative human geographer based at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Leeds, and here discusses how novel types of data are used to detect illness caused by contaminated food or drink.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: William Shankley

William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Sociology PhD student at the Cathie Marsh Institute of Social Research at The University of Manchester, explains why he chose to research migration patterns of Polish people in England and Wales and the factors that shape migration decision-making.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Bram Vanhoutte

Bram Vanhoutte, Research Fellow in Sociology at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) at The University of Manchester, discusses his plans to raise the impact of his research on wellbeing in later life.

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Claudia Zucca

Claudia Zucca, Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher working on the VOTEADVICE project, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, Kieskompas Amsterdam and Koç University Istanbul, discusses how online political information processing can affect political behaviour.

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: Data Quiz App launched on Android and iOS

Ralph Cochrane, Founder of AppChallenge and The Creative Grid, talks about the UK Data Service's first app!