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Wed 14 Sep 2016

ELSST Blog: CESSDA-ELSST New Release 6 September 2016

The European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST) is available in 12 languages: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish. We are proud to announce that since September 2016 the average of all translated Preferred …

Fri 2 Sep 2016

Data Impact Blog: Looking forward to #DataImpact2016 in Glasgow

The UK Data Service is delighted that this year’s #DataImpact2016 will be held on the evening of 13 October at the Lighthouse Glasgow. A panel of leading data innovators explore data re-use in policy and research, sharing their experiences of demonstrating data enhanced impact. This year we focus on how Scotland’s policy makers and innovators are using data to collaborate on solutions to key challenges.

Wed 24 Aug 2016

Data Impact Blog: #7favDatasets at the UK Data Service and beyond

Laurence Horton is Data Librarian at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is responsible for Research Data Management support in the School. A recent Twitter trend is to list #7fav things, like films or music. "Rather than share my impeccable cultural taste, here's a list - in no order of preference – of my seven favourite UK Data Service datasets."

Thu 18 Aug 2016

Data Impact Blog: Where next for data impact: More than getting data to people?

Victoria Moody, Director of Impact and Communications at the UK Data Service discusses some of the new international initiatives focused on the opportunity to evaluate, reconsider, enhance or reconstruct not only the data on which major decisions about solving global challenges are based but also the concepts which underpin those data and, most encouragingly, focusing on innovative and more inclusive approaches to do so.

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Data Impact Blog: Embracing the ‘Data Revolution’: Opportunities and Challenges for Research

We present an edited transcript of the keynote plenary speech Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service and the UK Data Archive, gave at the annual IASSIST Conference in Bergen on 1 June 2016. IASSIST is an international organisation of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.

Thu 11 Aug 2016

ELSST Blog: Embracing the ′Data Revolution′: IASSIST Conference 2016

Suzanne Barbalet Summer began early for many of us who had travelled to Bergen to attend IASSIST 2016 held from 31 May to 3 June and we were grateful for the wonderful hospitality provided by Norwegian Centre for Research Data …

Thu 14 Jul 2016

CESSDA Training Blog: Building a German infrastructure for RDM – RfII Recommendations

In June 2016 the RfII published a position paper with recommendations on the structure, processes, and funding of RDM in Germany. It presents an analysis of the current research data management (RDM) landscape in Germany and makes recommendations on how to foster an infrastructure for data management, preservation, and sharing. The German Council for Scientific …Continue reading Building a German infrastructure for RDM – RfII Recommendations

Tue 12 Jul 2016

Data Impact Blog: Announcing our judging panel for the 2016-2017 UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows Programme

We’ve received some excellent and topical applications from a range of disciplinary and subject areas, and from universities across the UK.

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Data Impact Blog: Making Sense of Brexit – the data you need to analyse

Dr Kathryn Simpson, UK Data Service Research Associate at the University of Manchester, discusses the demand for reliable data to examine the broad ranging issues in the EU referendum debate. Find the data you need at the UK Data Service.

Fri 24 Jun 2016

Data Impact Blog: Young Lives household and child surveys: How we’re supporting researchers using all rounds of Young Lives datasets

Kristine Briones, Research Assistant at Young Lives discusses the new release of “constructed files” of all four of rounds of data which features about 200 variables selected from the Young Lives household and child surveys.