Tag: UK Data Service

Video: Louise Corti from the UK Data Service

Louise Corti is our UK Data Service supervisor for the #EULife AppChallenge. She’s a data science expert and an Associate Director at the UK Data Service. We asked her why Open Data was so important for the future of the

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the State of The Union – #EUlife

The last few months have seen a huge amount of discussion on the future of the European Union with events in Greece putting views in sharp focus. In the UK citizens will have a chance to make their views known 

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£15,000 #EULife AppChallenge opens up new data on European Quality of Life

Having spent the past couple of years working with the incredibly talented participants of the Open Data Challenge Series I was delighted to be asked to help judge the new #EULife AppChallenge. Europe, and how we feel about it, is

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Meet the #EULife team: John Shepherdson

John Shepherdson leads the UK Data Service technical infrastructure team. They are responsible for running the servers that provide the first UK Data Service Open Data API which is the foundation of the #EULife AppChallenge. We talk to him about

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Introducing .Stat Version 7 data browser for international data and more open OECD data

The UK Data Service is delighted to announce the latest version of its UKDS.Stat data browser for international data. David Rawnsley, Application Developer for international data talks us through the new features, explains some of the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff and the

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Data Linkage: Ethical and Social Concerns

Libby Bishop, Manager, Producer Relations: Research Ethics, at the UK Data Service updates us on the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) event Data Linkage: Ethical and Social Concerns. Not even a strike on the London Tube could deter the

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#EULife App Challenge Update: A lesson in change management

Ralph Cochrane of AppChallenge.net gives and update on the ESRC Innovation Fund project focused on opening more UK Data Service data through the #EULife AppChallenge: We’re live! It feels like a long time since we started this project, unsure of

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How well do Google image results represent reality? Comparing occupational census data against web-based search results

      Images are a powerful medium for reflecting reality and also identifying bias. For example, how well do Google image search results of gender-neutral professions match the reality of the workforce? Oliver Duke-Williams of UK Data Service Census Support, digs in to 2011 census

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Open Data: Guest blog for the UK Data Service

Back in October 2014, we were awarded innovation funding from the ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) to work with the UK Data Service and open up a maximum of three datasets for public use. The second phase is to run an AppChallenge that encourages developers

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