The latest news of interest to the social science data community
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) consultation on the Approved Researcher Scheme is now open and the UK Data Service encourages researchers to respond to the proposed changes, since these changes could positively affect your access to data in the future.
How much are people willing to pay to ensure that digital stuff today is usable in the future? The latest addition to our Data Impact Blog, an article by Professor Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service, (first published in The Conversation) poses this very question.
What About Youth? is a new Department of Health study which aims to make improvements to the health of young people across England.
Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) Strategy 2015–2020: Information and technology for better care
The UK Data Service is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new thesaurus management system. This offers new user-friendly interfaces to its two thesauri – HASSET and ELSST, as well as an improved maintenance platform for administrators.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the UK Data Service blog: The Data Impact Blog, which is a hub for academics, communities, policy-makers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy.
The UK Data Service at the University of Essex is holding a two-day workshop, 4-5 June 2015, for qualitative researchers who wish to reuse secondary data in their own work.
The UK Data Service at the University of Essex is holding an in-depth two-day course, on 18-19 June 2015, to help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling and managing and sharing the research data they produce.
We are delighted to announce that UK FE/HE users can now access the OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics via UKDS.Stat.
The latest Health Survey for England (HSE) is now available from the UK Data Service. Monitoring trends in the nation's health since 1994, the survey provides information that cannot be obtained from other sources on a range of aspects concerning the public's health and many of the factors that affect health.
The UK Data Service Helpdesk will be closed from 12:00 GMT on Thursday 26 February 2015 until 14:30 GMT Friday 27 February 2015. Online services will run unattended during this period.