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Mon 16 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: Making the Human Rights Atlas data more accessible

Susan Noble from the UK Data Service international data team discusses how we've made the Human Rights Atlas data we host even more accessible, by making it available for analysis in UKDS.Stat, the data dissemination platform for international data at the UK Data Service.

Wed 11 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: Patterns of Use of the Secure Lab

Andy Redfearn, Data Curation Officer at the UK Data Service, takes a look at the status and patterns of use of the UK Data Service’s Secure Lab.

Tue 3 Jan 2017

Data Impact Blog: 2016: A year of great progress in qualitative data archiving and exchange

Louise Corti, the UK Data Service's Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations, discusses progress made in 2016 in qualitative data archiving and data exchange.

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Data Impact Blog: International and census open data use at the UK Data Service and the fruits of data citation

Susan Noble, Service Manager for international data at the UK Data Service based at Jisc, talks about how we find out what people have actually done with the data we provide and why it’s important that we do what we do!

Fri 4 Nov 2016

Data Impact Blog: The Northern Powerhouse in the world: UK Data Service open data dive

Richard Wiseman Socio-economic Data Services: Specialist Support Officer and Celia Russell, International Data Specialist at the UK Data Service, present a series of data in the UK Data Service collection relevant to analyses of the North West and Greater Manchester regions and possible comparators, nationally and internationally, ahead of the 'Northern Powerhouse in the world open data dive'.

Wed 2 Nov 2016

ELSST Blog: Showcasing taxonomies and their uses

Lorna Balkan The first Taxonomy Boot Camp London was held in at the Olympia Conference Centre, London from 18-19 November. It was a chance for experts and novices alike to find out about the latest developments in taxonomies and their …

Tue 1 Nov 2016

Data Impact Blog: The industrial revolution of open data

Founder of Swirrl, linked open data enthusiast, working on PublishMyData, Bill Roberts reprises his presentation at #DataImpact2016, focusing on how what we need in the data economy now is our own industrial revolution.

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Data Impact Blog: Stoptober, smoking and health related-research

Dr Deborah Wiltshire, Senior Access and Support Officer at the UK Data Service, discusses the effect of health policy on the nation’s health. Deborah works with data, used by researchers to inform policy, providing advice on dataset content and analysis, and gives face-to-face and online introductory training to students, academics and other researchers.

Mon 24 Oct 2016

CESSDA Training Blog: Try Out New (and Free) Software for Variable Recoding and Harmonization: QuickCharmStats 1.1 and CharmStats Pro 1.0

Guest post by Dr. Kristi Winters, CharmStats Project Manager, GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences Do you have variables to harmonize for statistical analysis or as part of a large scale study’s data preparation and documentation? There are new, free, and open-source software solutions available that can speed the process of variable harmonization as …Continue reading Try Out New (and Free) Software for Variable Recoding and Harmonization: QuickCharmStats 1.1 and CharmStats Pro 1.0

Mon 3 Oct 2016

Data Impact Blog: Diving into UK Data Service Open Data

On Saturday 24 September we held the UK Data Service’s first ever Open Data Dive at The Shed, Digital Innovation Hub at Manchester Metropolitan University.