Strategizing Data Access, Storage and Management

Once you have received information about and contacted prospective participants, your attention turns to how to deal with the confidential and personal information that you have on record.  Specifically, you need to address questions about who has access to data, how you store data, and how you manage stored data files.  As a general rule, […]

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60 years of our lives: A scientific conference celebrating the National Child Development Study at 60, 8-9 March 2018, London

Registration deadline: 2 March 2018 Registration is now open for a special conference, celebrating 60 years of the National Child Development Study (NCDS). The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been both prolific and far reaching. One of these studies, the NCDS, will turn […]

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UK Data Service: New interactive Data Skills Modules launched

We are excited to announce the launch of our new online teaching resource which introduce data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive Data Skills Modules. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key skills they’ll need to make full use of our rich data resources as they embark on their projects. […]

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UK Data Service Webinar today: Key issues in reusing data, Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT

Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The introductory session will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics will […]

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UK Data Service Workshop on Creating Shareable Research Data: Managing and Archiving Social Science Research Data, 28 November

Places are still available at the UK Data Service’s two day workshop (28 – 29 November 2017) on creating shareable research data, which will be hosted by the Sheffield Methods Institute and the University of Sheffield Library at the University of Sheffield. Are you interested in how to write a data management plan? Are you […]

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UK Data Service workshop will help you write a data management plan and managing, organising and store your research data safely

Are you interested in how to write a data management plan? Are you comfortable with managing, organising and storing your research data safely? Do you know how to effectively document and organise your research data? Do you know the best practices for gaining informed consent from participants when your research involves people? Do you know […]

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Big Data and Social Research Roundup No. 12

There is, and this is rather understating it, a lot happening in the world of big data at SAGE, and this edition of our big data newsletter  announces that SAGE Campus online data science courses for social scientists have launched! We’ve joined forces with world-leading academic institutes and experts to create courses on Intro to Applied Data Science […]

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Supporting civil society organisations to deliver insights and impact from data: an ESRC and UK Data Service workshop, 17 October, Manchester

Are you a professional working in a civil society organisation that collects administrative or evaluation data, and who oversees strategy, reporting and campaigns? Are you interested in improving the way your organisation can translate data into knowledge? If so, please join our workshop with peer organisations to help shape ways of managing and sharing data […]

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Best practice in licensing and governance for research data, 01/08/2017, University of Essex

In this hands-on one-day course you will be introduced to best practices in licensing and governance models for research data. The day is run by data practitioners, thus the focus in on practical and efficient ways to get data assets for research through the pipeline from data creator to user. Ethical and legal issues will […]

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Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences, University of Essex, 31/07/2017

This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course […]

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Health Studies User Conference 2017, 12 July 2017, London

The annual Health Studies User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with NatCen Social Research, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The conference will allow users to hear updates from the data producers on key UK cross-sectional health surveys and key UK longitudinal studies with health-related content, including: Health […]

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Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2017, 28 June 2017, London

The annual Family Finance Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, is a full-day conference and is free to attend. The programme contains a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers, including presentations based on analysis of […]

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