Retail Business Datasafe

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Geography

Abstract

Today, 'Big' customer retail market data are created in many areas, including grocery retailing, energy, health and wellbeing, insurance, mobile communications and retail banking. Such data represent ever greater proportions of the total data collected about citizens and are almost exclusively accumulated by the private sector. Analysis of such sources can offer many new insights into contemporary lifestyles.

Our vision is to create a service that will open up the data resources routinely collected by the retail business sector to academic research, training and capacity building. Crucially, this will be done in ways that users in academia, business and government will find efficient, effective and safe to use. Retail Business Datasafe (RBDS) will allow users to access new sources of data from organisations, and receive authoritative advice on such data and their quality and the ways in which they can be linked to official surveys, administrative data or social media sources. There will also be a full and novel range of related Big Data research training and capacity building activities, developed in close association with the retail industry.

RBDS will provide focus for ESRC's interests in the retail sector and its commitments to capacity building in relation to Big Data research skills. It will also develop a wider service role for other social science research that will benefit from the availability of consumer data.
RBDS will do this by building upon the recent achievements of the ESRC Retail Research and Data Initiative, in order to develop a sustainable national partnership between the academic, retail and government sectors. This will foster the co-production of skills and knowledge and see the wider deployment of consumer data in academic, business and government research. As such, RBDS will be a strategic and complementary initiative to the ESRC's investments in Big Data centres for administrative and social media data by collating different retail datasets safely and anonymously for research purposes.

In this radical and transformative initiative, RBDS will work with retailers to devise and implement data services that provide safe and effective access for the academic, business and government communities, and engage the retail industry in problems of common concern. The work will build on the recommendations of the Administrative Data Taskforce (ADT) with respect to release, security and anonymisation. It will also link to best practices for scientific analysis and visualisation of retail data in the United States, propelling the UK to world leadership in reuse of consumer data for the public good.

The advent of Big Data in social science applications has led to a growing need for capacity to undertake research using large, complex and linked datasets. To this end, RBDS will develop a range of advanced training and CPD initiatives that will foster collaboration with a full range of academic disciplines, and provide businesses with access to researchers and skills through knowledge exchange opportunities.
RBDS will also facilitate linkage of data generated and held by the UKDS and other ESRC Big Data centres with those from the private sector. A fundamental problem with Big Data arising from retail transactions, in common with many sources, is that their provenance is unknown. RBDS will thus develop methods and use other Data Centre investments to assess the robustness and reliability of retailer data relative to administrative and other official data sources.

RDBS will work with the UK Data Service (UKDS) to preserve data that will provide retailers and academics alike with insights into medium and long term trends in retailing. Its split site location will be shared by the UCL Chorley Institute (an open plan office environment dedicated to multidisciplinary research), in dedicated refurbished space at the University of Liverpool and in the Oxford Institute of Retail Management.

Planned Impact

RBDS will establish an unique and internationally leading collaboration with the retail sector. This will benefit anyone who needs retail data for their research activities, whether interested in the form and function of the retail sector itself (INTERNAL IMPACT) or its wider impacts upon society, for example in health, planning, transport, education provision or policing (EXTERNAL IMPACT).

Academics working in geography, planning, political science, civil engineering/transport, psychology, social medicine, economics or sociology will use the RBDS as their first port of call when needing to source reliable, frequently updated and comprehensive 'Big' retail data of known and acceptable provenance. This will facilitate a step change in the volume and quality of empirical research about retailing and establish UK leadership in this collaborative endeavour.

The best retail data centre in the world will be of obvious benefit to the retail industry, which is worth £300 billion to the UK annually and employs 1 in 9 working people. Benefits will accrue to large and small (SME) retailers alike that access RBDS facilities. These benefits will be augmented where retail businesses enter into collaborative research with academics in different disciplines: this will become much more of a norm with heightened awareness of academic interests in the wake of RBDS outreach activities.

The retail sector is an integral element of a vibrant and fair society. World-leading retail data provision will also benefit users in local and central government, third sector organisations, the NHS, transport companies, law enforcement, and education and training who need to factor in retail's influences upon individual behaviour and lifestyle. Through the supply of the best data to end users in these sectors, RBDS will have wide economic and societal impacts upon planning for retail provision. Likely impacts will include: better understanding the contribution of the retail sector for health and wll-being; improving the effectiveness of public service delivery at the local, regional and national levels; developing energy conservation initiatives; influencing public policy towards the retail sector, nurturing its recovery and contributing to national wealth creation; developing new thinking about the role of the retail sector in urban regeneration and land use change; and rethinking the ways in which third sector and other organisations can use the retail sector to the common good.

The internationally leading service products created by RBDS will develop new knowledge through research in quantitative methods, specifically in establishing the provenance of Big Data and their linkage to official, administrative and social media sources. The international link with best practices in the U.S. will ensure that the impacts of these methodological develoments is felt far beyond the UK.

The predominantly quantitative nature of datasets produced will increase UK capacity in quantitative methods and Big Data analytics, and make this increased capacity more relevant to the needs of the retail industry. At the undergraduate level, RBDS data will reinforce the activities of the Nuffield/ESRC Q-Step centres (including that based at UCL). Continuation of the highly successful Retail Research Masters industrial collaborations will further develop postgraduate training capacity. Channeling resources into the multidisciplinary DTC cohorts at Liverpool and UCL will establish retailing as a prominent ingredient in Ph.D. programmes for the first time in the UK. The programme of short courses will help inculcate quantitative analysis skills that are relevant in recruitment to the retail industry (e.g. retail insight and management) as well as the academic and research sector.

Organisations

Publications

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Adnan M (2014) A geocomputational analysis of Twitter activity around different world cities in Geo-spatial Information Science

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Arcaute E (2016) Cities and regions in Britain through hierarchical percolation. in Royal Society open science

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Batty M (2017) Urban studies: Diverse cities, successful cities in Nature Human Behaviour

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Batty M (2016) Big Data and the City in Built Environment

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Batty M (2016) Empty buildings, shrinking cities and ghost towns in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design

 
Title CDRC 2017 Calendar 
Description A calendar of 14 CDRC maps and research visualisations created to promote the CDRC service particularly to local authorities. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This calendar was sent to 400 local authority Chief Execs (200) data partners, prospective data partners and other key contacts, to promote CDRC Maps and CDRC data. The calendar was very well received with positive feedback via social media. 
 
Description The creation and maintenance of a three tier data service from a range of consumer Big Data and other sources. As such, the principal aims and objectives Phase 1 of the Retail Business Datasafe grant have been achieved through the creation of the Consumer Data Research Centre and its transition to ever day data service activities. In continued close association with the University of Leeds team these activities provide a platform for the development and implementation of Phase 2 activities under transition funding from ESRC, and in association with other funded research streams.
Exploitation Route We believe that, together with the CDRC-Leeds team, CDRC has had a transformative effect upon the availability and uptake of consumer data - not only in academia, but within the central and local government sectors. It has also led to the creation and maintenance of new and pertinent indicators of what is going on in modern Britain, in the form of derived data indicators and software that is safe to use and compliant with data protection legislation.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other

URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Description The Retail Business Datasafe grant became integrated into the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) following award of the grant. The CDRC has achieved sustained success in opening up consumer data that are predominantly sourced from business, to a broad yet diverse base of users in academia, local government, business and the public. Core to this mission is its web portal. As of February 28 2018, the data portal (data.cdrc.ac.uk) has attracted 66,703 unique visitors, delivered 607,749 page views, and registered 9,480 users with 179,511 downloads of open data, while CDRC Maps (maps.cdrc.ac.uk) has attracted 150,057 unique visitors and 266,995 page views. The CDRC's annual national programme of industry Masters dissertation projects, the Masters Research Dissertation Programme, has grown year on year, with (as of Oct 2017) a total of 45 projects being completed in partnership with a wide range of industrial partners. A further 22 projects are currently (March 2018) ongoing for completion by the end of summer 2018. A number of students have gone on to undertake Ph.D. research (some developing their Masters projects with the same industrial partners), CDRC research internships or full time employment with the industrial partner. The University of Manchester Q-Step programme has modelled its work placement scheme on this programme. Collaborative research under the grant's Service Linked Research Projects with Data Partners are producing results which are not only cutting edge in research terms, but are also of value to collaborating industrial partners in strategic applications and 'horizon scanning' activities. Examples include: 1. Appliances Online delivery data have been used to inform and refine business and logistics planning. 2. Analysis of smart meter data sourced from a major domestic energy provider have been used to profile how different types of households use energy. The research has helped to identify households that experience 'fuel poverty' and conversely, those that appear to make excessive use of energy. These findings have been fed into energy savings initiatives. 3. Analysis of the loyalty card data of a high street retailer has been used to highlight apparent anomalies in shopping behaviour, traced in many instances to erroneous or unlikely cardholder address information. This work is of value to store based marketing initiatives. 4. Data from the SmartStreetSensor project have been used in collaboration with a fast food retailer to examine the relationship between footfall and sales at different times of the day, week and season. 5. Small area ethnicity estimates arising out of the collaborative research with the Office for National Statistics have been used to chart the changing ethnic composition of the UK at annual intervals over the period 1998-2017. 6. The Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards indicator has been used by Public Health England within their Fingertips tool that is available to all local authorities in England . 8. Collaboration with Transport for West Midlands has to a significant extent resolved the seeming paradox of decreasing ridership by users entitled to free travel passes. 9.The London Workplace Zone Classification has been used by local authorities throughout the Greater London Authority area. CDRC products and skills are being used by many stakeholders for a wide range of purposes. Examples include: Transport for London's use of the London Output Area Classification as a component of its customer behaviour segmentation; the use of CDRC Mapping technology in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation's mapping tool http://simd.scot/), Southwark Council interactive map showing traffic count measurements, and England & Wales Cricket Board's South Asian heatmap as part of their engagement strategy. CDRC maps have also been included in A-Level revision guides (Pearson and Oxford University Press) and examination questions and Open University teaching materials.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Transport,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The MSc project access the market share of this supply associated with house type and tenures in UK in order to define its business strategy
 
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Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Children's Society now better informed about the commissioning and requirements of mapping platforms and the data they can contain.
 
Description An Introduction to Small Area Statistics and Geodemographic Segmentation - London
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Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
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Description An Introduction to spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact An online open tutorial series designed to provide an accessible introduction to techniques for handling, analysing and visualising spatial data in R. The practical series uses open data which has been made readily available for each tutorial and demonstrates a range of techniques useful in social sciences including multivariate analysis, mapping and spatial interpolation. The course has been downloaded xxx
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/tutorial
 
Description Big Data - Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmsctech/468/46802.htm
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 14
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Confident spatial analysis using R and GeoDa This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at UCL. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of two one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 24
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at UCL. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 20
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 6
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis - Southampton
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at Southampton University. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 16
 
Description Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R and GeoDa
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day course was delivered at the University of Liverpool in London and attended by practitioners from across local government and education. Feedback from the event was very positive, with delegates stating they felt more confident with their knowledge and use of RStudio and how to apply this to their work in order to successfully prepare and analyse spatial data.
 
Description Confident spatial analysis using R and GeoDa - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 15
 
Description Empty housing innovation lab
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Empty Housing Innovation Lab was hosted in collaboration with the Student Data Labs. The aim was for attendees to suggest solutions to London's housing crisis using data provided by the CDRC. The event generated a lot of interest and a number of interesting suggestions were generated. We subsequently had a number of enquiries from postgraduate students in particular wanting to utilise our data in their own research. Number of delegates: +20
 
Description Evaluating Linkage Quality for the Analysis of Linked Data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day course was hosted at the University of Oxford for the first time due to popular demand garnered through word of mouth and social media. Arranged jointly with the Administrative Data Research Centre England (ADRC-E) the course was attended by practitioners from across local government and education. Feedback was very positive, with delegates stating they felt more confident with their knowledge of data linkage and how best to evaluate the quality of data when conducting their own research.
 
Description Influence on retail sector policy: UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Participation in ministerial round table on the future of UK High Streets.
 
Description Influence on retail sector real estate investment, Europe
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Co-director of training programme for high potential retail managers in which my expertise on 'consumer data' and changes in the nature of retail real estate is used to create project outcomes for the participants which will affect their future decision-making in their businesses. This programme is now in its 12th year.
URL http://www.oxfordsummerschool.co.uk/masters
 
Description Influence on retail sector real estate investment, UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Achieved through the delivery of research findings in an annual 3-day residential training course provided to retail practitioners from the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. This programme is now in its 31st year.
URL http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/faculty-research/oxirm/workshops-and-training/rla
 
Description Influence on retail sector strategy, UK Department of Business
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Intermediate R for Spatial Analysis - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was attended by people from xxx, university researchers and students. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio & GeoDa software would give them the skills to prepare and analyse spatial data and understand how spatial data is managed in R. Numbers of delegates: 15
 
Description Introduction to Data Linkage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one day course was hosted at the University of Oxford for the first time due to popular demand garnered through word of mouth and social media. Arranged jointly with the Administrative Data Research Centre England (ADRC-E) the course was attended by practitioners from across local government and education. Feedback was very positive, with delegates stating they felt more confident with their knowledge of data linkage and how to apply this practically to research. This was a one-day course, with the opportunity to register for a follow up course in order to develop the skills gained further; uptake for the second course was high.
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals.It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 13
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 9
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 2
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and presenting spatial data - Liverpool
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was attended by people from Food Standards Agency, Rochdale Borough council, Cardiff Harbour Authority, Health and Safety Executive, Epic Housing, Wellcome Trust Centre and university researchers and students. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 16
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and presenting spatial data - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 10
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and presenting spatial data - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at UCL. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 19
 
Description Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and presenting spatial data - Southampton
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at Southampton University. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 14
 
Description Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This short course was delivered at the University of Liverpool in London and attended by practitioners from across local government and education. Feedback from the event was very positive, with delegates stating they felt more confident with their knowledge and use of R and how to apply this to their work in order to successfully build a map from data. This was a one-day course, with the opportunity to register for a follow up course to develop the skills gained further; approximately 9 of the 15 delegates chose to pursue the follow up course.
 
Description Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at UCL. The IT based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of two one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 24
 
Description Introduction to Using R as a GIS - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 14
 
Description Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 15
 
Description Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using the free open source GIS program QGIS software would give them the skills to import and display spatial data, create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. Numbers of delegates: 10
 
Description Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 5
 
Description Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 17
 
Description Introduction to Using R for spatial analysis - Liverpool
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 15
 
Description Introduction to spatial data and using R as a GIS - Liverpool
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was attended by people from British Geographical Survey, Health and Safety Executive, Public Health England, Epic Housing, and university researchers and students. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 16
 
Description Introduction to spatial data and using R as a GIS - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at UCL. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 22
 
Description Introduction to spatial data and using R as a GIS - Oxford
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was attended by people from the Food Standards Agency, Public Health England, Oxford City Council, Halliburton, Codename consulting, university researchers and students. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. We had an increase in interest following this training course for more advanced training of participating delegates. Numbers of delegates: 20
 
Description Introduction to spatial data and using R as a GIS - Southampton
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This course was run as part of a collaboration with ADRC_E and delivered by ClearMapping Company at Southampton University. The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It was one of three one-day training courses that could be taken separately or in conjunction with each other. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 26
 
Description Introduction to spatial data using R as a GIS - London
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The IT Lab-based training course was open to people working in the public and private sectors as well as academics and private individuals. It can be inferred that the upskilIing of individuals to make more effective use of their data using RStudio software would give them the skills to load and manage spatial data, create maps, use classifications for choropleth maps, and create multiple maps using loops. Numbers of delegates: 18
 
Description LDC / CDRC Thought Leadership event
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was run as part of a collaboration between CDRC, Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Local Data Company (LDC), a CDRC data partner. The workshop invited academics and practitioners working with LDC to discuss what a future research agenda might look like that works for both practitioners and academics. University research team share their findings with a mixed audience of academics and practitioners followed by a discussion of the practical implications of the work. It was also used to build awareness with LDC clients and other commercial stakeholders, showcase CDRC work in general, promote the Centre and encourage usage of the service. It was attended by people from Local Data Company, EE, Sainsburys, Luminar, NewRiver Retail, Boots, Legacy Portfolio, The Retail Practice, MindFolio, Lloyds Bank, Mitchells & Butlers, AO, Right Move, Segro, Bayfield Training, and university researchers. Number of delegates: 33
 
Description Letters to House of Lords supporting proposed amendments by the Royal Statistical Society to the Digital Economy Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Lloyds of London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Advised on the training needs and opportunities for employees at Lloyds of London.
 
Description London First - Opportunity Areas Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Member of Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact APPSI's statutory function is to consider and review recommendations made by the Office of Public Sector Information, following a complaint made under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Paul was an independent member of the Advisory Panel and provided innovative input on ways to re-use public sector information and address concerns raised by the public.
 
Description Most downloaded National Centre for Research Methods ePrint
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3295/
 
Description Online training resource: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CDRC launched an 'Online Tutorials' facility in 2017. The tutorial series provides a free online resource introducing techniques for handling, analysing and visualising data. Key target audiences are academics, researchers, data scientists and industry specialists, amongst others - although the scope of the resource itself extends to international audiences from various fields, as made apparent by CDRC's analytics. The first tutorial - 'An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R' - has generated almost 30000 views.
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/tutorial/an-introduction-to-spatial-data-analysis-and-visualisation-in-r
 
Description Online training resource: Geographic Data Science in Python
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/tutorial/geographic-data-science-in-python
 
Description Oxford Retail Futures Conference: Public Policy in Retail and Supply Chain Management
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This conference was run as part of a collaboration with Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The conference invites academic researchers to present their latest research. Topics are organised in a number of panels, and a Q&A / discussion is facilitated by a dedicated host after each panel session. This established annual conference is harvested to promote the Centre and encourage usage of its data and services. This year's delegates included people from PGW, Blackstone Gates, Dinalog, Blogres, university researchers and students. Numbers of delegates: 34
 
Description Oxford Retail Futures Conference: The changing role of place in a digital world
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This conference was run as part of a collaboration with Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The conference invites academic researchers to present their latest research. Topics are organised in a number of panels, and a Q&A / discussion is facilitated by a dedicated host after each panel session. This established annual conference is harvested to promote the Centre and encourage usage of its data and services. This year's delegates included people from Hema, PGW, Couvenda, ECE Projektmanagement, CBRE Global Investors, university researchers and students. Number of delegates: 48
 
Description Practical Data Science with Python
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The one day course was delivered at the University of Liverpool in London and attended by practitioners from across the fields of local government and education. Feedback from the event was very positive, with delegates stating they felt more confident with their knowledge and use of data science/python and how to apply it to modern industry.
 
Description Public Health England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact MSc projects working with Public Health England (PHE) to evaluate the impact of social media on sexual health campaign. It founds that community tweets has powerful influence of the campaign. This will provide guide to PHE to better arrange the campaign which may increase in survival and quality of life if more people join the HVI test during the campaign week.
 
Description Retail Futures Conference: Data analytics (2016)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This conference was run as part of a collaboration with Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The conference invites academic researchers to present their latest research. Topics are organised in a number of panels, and a Q&A / discussion is facilitated by a dedicated host after each panel session. This established annual conference is harvested to promote the Centre and encourage usage of its data and services. This year's delegates included people from Mindshare UK, Walgreens Boots Alliance, pgw Ltd., GI Solutions Group, university researchers and students. Numbers of delegates: 21
 
Description The British Academy and Royal Society Call for Evidence Data Governance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description The Retail Leaders Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This workshop was run as part of a collaboration between CDRC, Oxford Institute of Retail Management (OXIRM), Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Local Data Company (LDC), a CDRC data partner. The workshop invited academics and practitioners to discuss what a future research agenda might look like that works for both practitioners and academics University research team share their findings with a mixed audience of academics and practitioners followed by a discussion of the practical implications of the work. It was also used to showcase CDRC work in general, promote the Centre and encourage usage of the service. The workshop attended by people from Local Data Company, LEON, Tesco, Dixons Carphone, Pizza Hut, Tristan Capital Partners, Peel, British Land, PwC, The Retail Practice, Revo, Clarks, Mitchells and Butlers, NewRiver, Maybe*, Barbour ABI and university researchers. Number of delegates: 29
 
Description UK Open Data Mission to Taiwan
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact In order to further strengthen exchanges and practical collaborations between the UK and Taiwan, the UK's Open Data Institute (ODI) is leading a six-member mission to Taiwan on 18 March to 20 March. The mission will build upon the letter of intent to work together on open data collaboration signed in December 2013 between the ODI and Taiwan's Open Data Alliance. Organised by the British Trade & Cultural Office (BTCO), the UK Open Data mission consists of start-up open data companies and researchers who meet with key stakeholders in Taiwan and host the "Taiwan-UK Open Data Summit" at the GIS Taipei Tech Convention Centre in Taipei tomorrow (19 March) in collaboration with Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Taipei Computer Association. The latest Open Data developments, covering policy, research and commercial applications will be addressed at the Summit.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/uk-open-data-mission-visits-taiwan
 
Description APSA Travel Grant
Amount $250 (USD)
Organisation American Political Science Association 
Start 08/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description Additional Capital Funding - Northern Regional Data Facility
Amount £309,681 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 02/2019
 
Description Bartlett Innovation Fund
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description ESRC Big Data Network Phase 3 Research Grants
Amount £157,905 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P010741/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership: 2 Co-funded studentships
Amount £107,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESRC additional capital funding 2016
Amount £301,680 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L011840/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 03/2016
 
Description Prototype Project: Landslide susceptibility mapping in data-poor environments
Amount £9,587 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC-DFID Joint Fund
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 05/2015
 
Description Sea and Currents Fund' for initiatives with global partners 2016
Amount B3,000 (PAB)
Funding ID 156780 
Organisation University College London 
Department UCL Global Engagement Office
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Description The Mead Fund
Amount £350 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Department of Geography
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description UCL Research Catalyst Awards
Amount £1,480 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Women In Machine Learning Workshop
Amount $750 (USD)
Organisation Women In Machine Learning 
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Women In Machine Learning Workshop
Amount $300 (USD)
Organisation Women In Machine Learning 
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Title A classification of Multi-dimensional Open Data of Urban Morphology (MODUM) 
Description The MODUM classification is a national classification for England and Wales at the Output Area level (2011 Census Geography), describing the typology of neighbourhoods based on a number of built environment and urban morphology attributes. The classification groups neighbourhoods into 8 distinct clusters, each described by a pen portrait. More details can be found in the relevant academic paper (Alexiou, A., Singleton, A., and Longley, P.A., 2016. A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology. Built Environment, Volume 42:3, pp. 382-395). The development of MODUM illustrates that the production and analysis of a classification using Big and Open data can offer unique insights into some aspects of geodemographic structure of urban areas. The results capture through the multidimensionality of the data both microscopic and macroscopic identifiers of urban morphology. It is currently freely available to download through the Consumer Data Research Centre website. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Following the publication, a number of potential users have been interested in the product in the past, which they acquired through personal communication. Purposes vary, but most commonly the classification would be used as a simplified structure of the physical properties of geographic space that can be used to explore correlations with other spatial phenomena, potentially in a variety of applications, from real estate and house prices to health and wellbeing. Since it has been made available online, it could be used by urban planners and investors in the built environment to identify the areas in which the physical preconditions exist for neighbourhood renewal or upscaling, although individual impacts would be difficult to identify. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/cdrc-2016-classification-of-multidimensional-open-data-for-urban-mor...
 
Title Appliances Online Retail Data 
Description Appliances Online consumer, product, delivery and transaction data available for the period Jan 2013-Feb 2016, national coverage. This data product includes 3 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data have been used in the CDRC Internet User Classification 2018. One CDRC user initial application to access the data has been received, subsequently withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/appliances-online-delivery-data
 
Title British Population Survey 
Description British Population Survey (BPS), face to face market research surveys taken monthly from 2008-2015 with 6000-8000 records a month covering internet use; supermarket preference and geodemographics. Available at unit postcode and LSOA. This data product includes 1 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data have been used in the CDRC Internet User Classification 2018. Three CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 2 approved and 1 in progress. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/british-population-survey
 
Title CACI 
Description Consumer registers including names and addresses of adults in the UK annually 2014 - 2017. This data product includes 1 controlled dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available (NDA required). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data used to create CDRC indexes on stability and churn. Data being used by 1 CDRC PhD student. One CDRC user initial application to access the data has been received and approved. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/caci-consumer-registers
 
Title CDRC 2011 Output Area Classification (OAC) Geodata Pack 
Description The 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas (2011 OAC) is a UK geodemographic classification produced as a collaboration between the Office for National Statistics and University of Liverpool. This geodata pack contains 484 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact For further information regarding the 2011 OAC please visit: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/products/area-classifications/ns-area-classifications/ns-2011-area-classifications/index.html or http://www.opengeodemographics.com OAC is available as a CDRC interactive map at https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/geodemographics/oac11/default/BTTTFTT/10/-0.1500/51.5200/ OAC has been downloaded 3,194 times (Oct 2015 - Feb 2018). Local authorities across the UK also make use of this classification. This is evident by CDRC's web traffic statistics. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/cdrc-2011-oac-geodata-pack-uk
 
Title CDRC 2014 Internet User Classification (IUC) Geodata Pack 
Description The 2014 Internet User Classification (IUC) is a UK geodemographic of Internet use and engagement. This geodata pack contains 327 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact IUC 2014 is available as an interactive map at https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/geodemographics/iuc14/default/BTTTFTT/10/-0.1500/51.5200/ The IUC 2014 has been downloaded 1,342 times (Oct 2015 - Feb 2018). The IUC is used by a number of CDRC data partners in modelling of consumer behaviour, development of a data partner organisation tailored version of the IUC is scheduled for April 2018 and will have the value demonstrated through a live application within the organisation. 
 
Title CDRC Estimated Change in the Rateable Value of Retail Premises 
Description These data provide the output of a model that explores the variable impact of the recession on current retail business rates. Regionally adjusted values are presented at the local authority scale for England; alongside retail centre adjusted values for a series of case study locations. These data were generated for a report produced in collaboration with the Local Data Company. Ancillary data used within the model were supplied by the Valuation Office Agency and Colliers International Ltd. This data product contains 1 dataset. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has been downloaded 182 (Oct 2015 - Feb 2018) 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/cdrc-estimated-change-in-the-rateable-value-of-retail-premises
 
Title CDRC Individual Income Estimates (PAYE) 
Description This geodata pack provides the individual income from Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and benefits for tax year ending 2016. This geodata pack contains 92 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data have been created to use in the Internet User Classification 2018. This dataset has been downloaded 15 times (during Feb 2018). 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/cdrc-individual-income-estimates-paye
 
Title CDRC Internet User Mapbook 
Description This geodata pack provides estimates of Internet engagement.The estimates were derived from the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey and created in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute. This geodata pack contains 326 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Singleton, A.D., Riddlesden, D., Blank, G., Graham, M. (2015) Internet User Map Book. University of Liverpool: Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The Internet User Mapbook has been downloaded 252 times (Oct 2015 - Feb 2018). 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/cdrc-internet-user-mapbook
 
Title CDRC Maps 
Description CDRC Maps is a data visualisation tool using open data available through the CDRC Datastore. As of 28th Feb 2018 60 maps on geodemographics, retail statistics and metrics are available through this open data service. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC Maps has had 165,178 visitors and 291,793 page views since its launch and maps have appeared in a number of national, regional and online media. As of Apr 2018 the following maps are available: 2011 Classification of Workplace Zones for England/Wales 2011 London Output Area Classification 2011 Output Area Classification 2011-2011 Temporal Output Area Classification 2017 London Workplace Zones IMD Rank Change due to crime 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to education 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to employment 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to health 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to housing 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to income 2010-15 IMD Rank Change due to living environment 2010-15 IMD Rank Change overall 2010-15 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2010 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015 Internet User Classification 2014 Internet User Classification 2018 Scottish IMD 2012 Scottish IMD 2016 Welsh IMD 2014 Health: AHAH Index Health: AHAH Physical Environment Health: AHAH Retail Enviornments Health: AHAH Services Health: Dentists Health: Fast Food Outlets Health: Gambling Health: GPs Health: Hospital A&E Health: Leisure Services Health: Level of Nitrogen Dioxide Health: Level of PM10 Partculate Matter Health: Level of Sulphur Dioxide Health: Nearby Green Space Health: Off-Licences Health: Pharmacies Health: Pubs/Bars/Nightclubs Health: Tobacconists Broadband Average Download Speed 2016 Broadband Average Download Speed 2017 Broadband Download Speed % Change 16-17 Broadband Superfast Availability 2018 Central Heating Type Childhood Obesity Dwellings: Modal Age Dwellings: Built after 1945 Energy Performance Certificate ratings House Prices - Median House Price (1 year rolling) Life Expectancy at Birth OpenStreetMap Background Population Change 2011-14 Population Density & Urban/Rural Classification Retail Comparison value (2008 - 12 change) Retail Convenience value (2008 - 12 change) Retail Leisure value (2008 - 12 change) Retail Rental value (2008) Retail Service value (2008 - 12 change) Top Country of Birth Top Foreign Language Top Industry (Home Location) Top Industry (Workplace Location) Top Method of Travel to Work Top Travel to Work by Road Top Travel to Work excluding car Workplace Population Density 
URL https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Title CDRC Retail Catchments 
Description This geodata pack provides the CDRC comparison and convenience retail catchments for the year 2017 for the retail centres of Great Britain. The data represent the maximum likely catchment area for the 2017 retail centres based on their size. This geodata pack contains 2 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data are used to create indicators of the composition of consumers likely to shop within retail centres. They are integral to the measures of e-resilience developed by the CDRC and widely accessed through our data portal. These data have been downloaded 49 times (Dec 2017-Feb 2018). 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/cdrc-retail-catchments
 
Title CDRC Retail Centres 
Description This CDRC geodata pack contains data on retail centre boundaries, retail centroids, and the composition and vacancy rates of retails centres. These were created using an innovative new methodology that utilises data extracts supplied by the Local Data Company (LDC). This geodata pack contains 4 datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This geodata pack has been used to create the CDRC Retail Areas and Catchments Indicator. The catchment boundaries are in use by the Local Data Company (LDC) and integrated into their modelling platform. The code used to define the retail centre boundaries was used by countdown supermarkets in New Zealand. These data have been download 1,109 times (Oct 2015- Feb 2018). 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/cdrc-retail-centres
 
Title CDRC SmartStreetSensor Atlas 
Description The SmartStreetSensor Footfall Atlas is a CDRC derived product based on the Local Data Company - UCL SmartStreetSensor Footfall Data. The Atlas contains information about every sensor installed by LDC in the UK since July 2015 until 31st December 2017 along with relevant metadata for the network of sensors. This data product includes 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The SmartStreetSensor Atlas was released early 2018 so no impact to date. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/smartstreetsensor-footfall-atlas
 
Title CDRC Value Added Open Data Products 
Description CDRC have added value to a range of open datasets for our stakeholders to access. Twenty eight products have been created containing 8625 datasets. These include: 2017 General Election Data Borders Geodata CDRC 2011 Census Data Packs CDRC 2011 Census Data Packs for Northern Ireland CDRC 2011 Census Data Packs for Scotland CDRC 2011 Census Open Atlas CDRC 2011 Residence-Workplace Geodata Pack CDRC 2011 Transport Map Book CDRC 2015 Energy Estimate Geodata Pack CDRC 2015 Flooding Risk CDRC 2015 OS Geodata Pack CDRC 2017 OS Open Greenspace Geodata Pack CDRC Council Tax Bands CDRC Fixed Broadband and Network Infrastructure CDRC Index of Multiple Deprivation Data Packs CDRC Mid-Year Population Estimates CDRC Outstanding Residential Mortgage Lending by Postcode Lending by Postcode Sector CDRC Price Paid Data per Property Type at the LSOA scale CDRC Wifi Hotspots Child Health Electricity Domestic Consumption Energy Performance Certificates (EPC): Ratings by Output Area Gas Domestic Consumption Life Exectancy OS Open Map - Local Population Open Data Top Metrics Transport in London 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC Open Data service have 10,183 registered users (as at 30th April 2018) and data has been downloaded 191,403 times (including CDRC Value Added, CDRC created data products and online tutorials) 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product
 
Title Cluttons Real Estate Indices 
Description These indices record changes in sales and rental values for residential properties and commercial office spaces for the various London markets where Cluttons operate. The data were collected from 1996 to 2017 and are represented as indices where 100 is the equivalent value at the start of the data collection period for each market. This data product includes 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impact to date 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/cluttons-real-estate-indices
 
Title DataTalk Consumer Registers 
Description The Datatalk Consumer Registers data product contains a compiled list of records of the entire UK adult population including full names and addresses (including postcodes) for each year from 2003 to 2012. This data product includes 1 controlled dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available on request. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data used to create CDRC indexes on stability and churn. Data being used by 1 CDRC PhD student. One CDRC user initial application to access the data has been received and approved. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/datatalk-consumer-register
 
Title DataTalk Electoral Roll 
Description The Electoral Roll Data - Historical contains the records from the electoral roll published in 1998-2002. This data product includes 5 controlled datasets (one for each year) and is available on application through the CDRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data used to create CDRC indexes on stability and churn. Data being used by 1 CDRC PhD student. One CDRC user initial application to access the data has been received and approved. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/electoral-roll-data-historical
 
Title Domestic Energy Provider 
Description Domestic energy provider smart meter gas and electric data for the year 2015 in Great Britain. This data product includes 1 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available (NDA required). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data being used by 2 CDRC PhD students. Three CDRC user initial application to access the data has been received, subsequently withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/domestic-energy-provider
 
Title FCA Financial Lives Survey 
Description Anonymised individual responses from the Financial Conduct Authority's 2017 Financial Lives Survey. Includes approximately 13,000 records. This data product includes 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC facilitating access to Financial Conduct Authority Financial Lives Survey to participants of FCA DataSprint event (March 2018). Outputs from DataSprint may be made available through CDRC service. One CDRC User application received, currently under review. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/fca-fls-2017-data
 
Title Fusion Data Science Business Census 
Description This data product contains information on companies registered in the UK with Companies House as of 31st March of a particular year since 2012. This is an open data product. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open data product available through CDRC Open tier as of April 2018 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/business-census
 
Title High Street Retailer 
Description High Street Retailer store space, store location, customer, transactions with and without retail loyalty card available for the period 2012-2017, national coverage. This data product includes 5 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available (NDA required). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data being used by 3 CDRC PhD students. Sixteen CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 6 have been approved, 6 are in progress, and 4 have subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/high-street-retailer-data
 
Title Index of Access to Healthy Assets and Hazard 
Description The AHAH index explores the geography of how the environment impacts our health, conflating a range of open and consumer data to create a new composite indicator available at multiple scales of geography. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The index has been picked up by public health England; and is being used within their fingertips tool which is available to all local authorities in England. Additionally David Bayliss from PHE is visiting UoL as a researcher to develop further collaboration around the use and development of this tool. AHAH has also been downloaded 678 times (Jul 2017-Feb 2018) 
URL https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/indicators/ahah/
 
Title Local Data Company - retail unit 
Description Local Data Company retail type or vacancy, retail unit address and retail type of vacancy classification data for 5 time periods in summer: 2009 (peak recession), 2014 (post recesision), 2015, 2016, 2017. This data product includes 2 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data used to create CDRC retail areas and catchments and in the Internet User Classification 2018. Data being used by 3 CDRC PhD students. Seven CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 3 have been approved, 2 are in in progress and 2 have subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/local-data-company-retail-data
 
Title Location Sciences Movile Devices Movement Data 
Description This product is provided by Location Sciences and records location traces of mobile devices of anonymised users within England (90% of the data fall within the England boundary) during the period Mar 2017- Feb 2018 inclusively. This data product includes 1 controlled dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No impact to date. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/location-sciences-mobile-devices-movement-data
 
Title London Classification of Workplace Zones (LCoWZ) 
Description The London Workplace Zones Classification (LWZC) 2017 is a geodemographic classification based on various datasources including the 2011 UK Census. It uses data from 2011 census and other sources to segment London's workplace zones into categories based on workers' and businesses' characteristics. A total of 92 variables were used to classify the 8,154 workplace zones in London. This database contains 1 dataset. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Technical report produced with the project sponsors, the Greater London Authority (GLA): Singleton, A., Longley, P.A., Duckenfield, T. 'London Workplace Zones Classification Technical Report' produced with the Greater London Authority'. LWCZ is available as interactive map at https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/geodemographics/lcowz17/default/BTTTFTT/10/-0.1271/51.5274/. 
URL https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-workplace-zone-classification
 
Title London Output Area Classification (LOAC) 
Description This 2011 Census based output area classification was customised to fit the extent of London. Data includes the lookup and various descriptive materials. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Disseminated through the Greater London Authority website, and was a launch product at redesign. Attracted much attention on Twitter, 37 retweets and 21 favourites. 
URL http://www.opengeodemographics.com/
 
Title OOMap 
Description The Bicycle Sharing System Docking Stations data product contains historical, frequently observed individual docking station numbers of bikes and free spaces, aggregated summaries and docking station location information, for 50+ bicycle sharing systems (BSS) in cities and city groups across the world. This data product includes 18 safeguarded datasets (to date +50 to be made available) and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data product released early 2018 so no impacts to date. Two CDRC User applications received to date both in progress. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/bicycle-sharing-system-docking-stations
 
Title Regional Transport Provider 
Description Regional Transport Provider ticket counts, assets, travel demand, vehicle postition & transport infrastructure data. This data product includes 2 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available (NDA required). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data being used by 1 CDRC PhD students. Four CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 3 have been approved, and 1 has subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/regional-transport-provider-data
 
Title Registry Trust CCJs 
Description Aggregated County Court Judgement Records from 2001 for England and Wales and from 2008 for Scotland. This data product includes 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact One CDRC user initial application to access the data have been received and has been approved. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/county-court-judgements-ccjs
 
Title Shop Direct 
Description Shop Direct transactions and products data for 2015, national coverage. This data product includes 1 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data have been used in the CDRC Internet User Classification 2018. Five CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 1 has been approved, 1 is in progress and 1 has subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/shop-direct-retail-data
 
Title SmartStreetSensor footfall 
Description The LDC SmartStreetSensor footfall data produced in partnership with the CDRC includes details of passive WiFi signal probing from a sensor network across Great Britain. These data are used as a proxy for estimating footfall at retail locations. Aggregated footfall count data products have been created for researchers and local authorities . This data product includes 1 controlled and 2 safeguarded datasets and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data being used by 3 CDRC PhD students. Fourteen CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 10 have been approved, 1 is in progress, and 3 have subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/ldc-smartstreetsensor-footfall-data
 
Title Temporal Output Area Classification and Uncertainty Measures 
Description The database contains a 2001 - 2011 output area classification; alongside uncertainty measures derived from secondary data sources. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet, although a key finding from this research has highlighted the difficulty in mixing census and secondary small area estimates. 
URL https://github.com/alexsingleton/temporal-oac
 
Title Youth Banking Card Provider 
Description The Youth Banking Card Provider dataset holds basic geodemographic information from each young user (6-18 years) and detailed information about their spending habits using a pre-paid debit card. This data product includes 1 controlled and 1 safeguarded dataset and is available on application through the CDRC. A CDRC created Data Profile is also available (NDA required). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Four CDRC user initial applications to access the data have been received, 1 has been approved, 1 is in progress and 2 have subsequently been withdrawn. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/youth-banking-card-provider-transactions-and-earning-data
 
Description ARUP UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded studentship 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated co-funded '+3' studentship and data to be made available to student.
Collaborator Contribution Financial support, data and commercial expertise and supervision to be made available for ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership '+3' studentship.
Impact '+3' co-funded ESRC UBEL DTP studentship to begin September 2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description AXA PPP 
Organisation AXA
Department AXA PPP Healthcare
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Retail Research Masters Research initiative gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a retail organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Demographics Users Group conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK retail companies, or businesses which handle retail data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this.
Impact Olga Tregubova (2014) European Union Government Open Data in Market Research: Exploring Current Discussion among Stakeholders on Opportunity, Accessibility, Usability and Desired Outcomes. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Appliances Online 
Organisation Appliances Online Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC service. Short research project for Appliances Online investigating trends in delivery data and failed deliveries.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data, online delivery; online consumer and transaction data to CDRC Secure and Safeguarded service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for 3 secure -Product; online delivery; online consumer and 1 safeguarded datasets - transaction data to available through CDRC Service. Data used in CDRC Internet User Classification 2017. CDRC Case Study: Pavlis, M., Singleton, A. 'Deriving the Spatial Extent of Retail Centres'
Start Year 2016
 
Description Argos 
Organisation Home Retail Group (Argos)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Radoslaw Kowalski (2015) Topic modelling online customer reviews; Duncan Clayton-Stead (2016) An analysis of Argos concession store performance located in Homebase and Sainsbury's stores across the UK. Natalia Gil (2016) The performance of Argos concessions in other stores. Masters projects resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Barbour ABI 
Organisation Barbour ABI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Matthew Grove (2017) An evaluation of the relationships between construction developments and retail vacancy (project in partnership with LDC). Barbour ABI went on to recruit the student. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Brandwatch 
Organisation Brandwatch
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme project (in partnership with Spark44): Mining social media for insight on luxury automotives
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Gas 
Organisation British Gas
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Demographics Users Group conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Nicholas Samson (2014) Can smart meters save consumers and British Gas money and carbon by pinpointing which consumers are most likely and best placed to install insulation in their homes? - CDRC dissertation first prize winner; Anastasia Ushakova (2015) Can we identify vulnerable energy customers from smart meter data? - CDRC dissertation runner up prize winner. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description CACI Ltd 
Organisation CACI International Inc
Department CACI Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC service. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution To provide the Consumer Register datasets for 2014-2019 for the purposes of social science research. Member of CDRC Advisory Board. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Member of CDRC Advisory Board. CDRC Data Licence Agreement for Consumer Registers data available to approved CDRC Users through Secure tier of CDRC service. Data used in CDRC Mobility and Churn indicators. Data used by CDRC PhD student Guy Lansley for thesis 'Big Data: Geodemographics and Representation' CDRC case study: Lansley, G., Li, W., Longley, P.A. 'Representing Population Dynamics from Administrative and Consumer Registers' https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Areas-and-Activities.pdf. CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme: Yiqao Huang (2015) Shopping centre's turnover estimation using microsimulation: an exploratory research in Inverness; Eirini Milaiou (2016) Topic extraction and document classification on textual survey data with unsupervised modelling techniques.
Start Year 2015
 
Description CBRE 
Organisation CBRE Group, Inc.
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme project: Pooling smartphone GPS data and WiFi sensor data to develop a better understanding of footfall
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC 105: The Impact of Housing Market Investors: Theory and Evidence from the UK 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Imperial College Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC-Leeds managed project for access Whenfresh/Zoopla data. Managed BPSS checks and supported analysis in UCL secure lab.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking analysis for CDRC approved project 105 The Impact of Housing Market Investors: Theory and Evidence from the UK
Impact CDRC approved user working in UCL secure lab
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 004: Exploring geographical patterns in medication usage 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled High Street Retailer data for project 004 Exploring geographical patterns in medication usage submitted by Mark Green, University of Liverpool. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Supporting project team data analysis in lab.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer controlled data for Exploring geographical patterns in medication usage project. Have amended proposal in light of review comments, completed required SURE training and signed the CDRC User agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 004 and User Agreements.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 005: Looking towards financial literacy: An analysis of you people's spending - their attitudes and outcomes 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Cellular Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Youth Banking Card Provider data for project 005 An analysis of young people's spending - their attitudes and outcomes submitted by Dr Thanos Verousis, Newcastle University. Application approved.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Youth Banking Card Provider controlled data for An analysis of you people's spending - their attitudes and outcomes project. Applicants ESRC SDAI funding application unsuccessful so research did not begin.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 005
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 008: Centro transport data: Changes in bus usage by elderly concessions 
Organisation Digital Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled High Street Retailer and Shop Direct data for project 008 Centro transport data: Changes in bus usage by elderly concessions submitted by Justin Grace, Digital Catapult. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer and Shop Direct controlled data for Centro transport data: Changes in bus usage by elderly concessions project. Amended proposal in light of review comments, completed required SURE training. Following approval applicants withdrew the project due to changes in Digital Catapult's strategic direction.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 008. Through collaboration were introduced to Transport for West Midlands who subsequently collaborated with CDRC on co-funded PhD studentship, data provision and research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 013: Multi-source Biosurveillance 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled High Street Retailer data for project 013 Multi-source Biosurveillance submitted by Professor Simon Maskell, University of Liverpool. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Supporting project team data analysis in lab.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer controlled data for Multi-source Biosurveillance project. Amended proposal in light of review comments, research team completed required SURE training and CDRC User Agreements in place. Analysis underway in lab.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 013 and User Agreements
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 017: Inclusive and healthy mobility: Understanding trends in concessionary travel in the West Midlands 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Practice and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Regional Transport Provider data for project 017 Inclusive and healthy mobility: Understanding trends in concessionary travel in the West Midlands submitted by Dr Jens Kandt, UCL. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group. Provided letter of support for applicants ESRC New Forms of Data funding application.. Supporting project team's data analysis in lab.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer controlled data for Inclusive and healthy mobility: Understanding trends in concessionary travel in the West Midlands project. Amended proposal in light of review comments and completed required SURE training and signed CDRC User Agreements. Received funding for project under ESRC New forms of data call. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User Application 017 and User Agreements. Applicant's project funded under ESRC New Forms of Data call.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 018: Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Negotiated access to controlled data under a Data Licence Agreement amendment with High Street Retailer for project 018 Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data. Processed and managed data access application and review process for applicant. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Supported project team's data analysis in lab. Supported and presented Users end of project meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer data for Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data project. Amended proposal in light of review comments, research team completed required SURE training and BPSS clearance for access to Secure Lab and signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 018. Data Licence Agreement amendment with data partner for project specific data. CDRC User Agreements. Project meeting with key stakeholders including CDRC arranged to discuss developing research and submitted funding requests with support from CDRC. CDRC User Case Study https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/James-Flanagan-user-case-study.pdf. Flanagan JM, Skrobanski H, Shi X, Hirst Y. Assessing self-management behaviours of ovarian cancer patients before their diagnosis using commercial data: a proof of concept study. JMIR Preprints. 19/03/2018:10447. DOI: 10.2196/preprints.10447. URL: http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/10447
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 018: Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data 
Organisation Wellcome Trust
Department Wellcome Trust Cente for Neuroimaging
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Negotiated access to controlled data under a Data Licence Agreement amendment with High Street Retailer for project 018 Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data. Processed and managed data access application and review process for applicant. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Supported project team's data analysis in lab. Supported and presented Users end of project meeting.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer data for Understanding self-management behaviours of cancer patients using consumer data project. Amended proposal in light of review comments, research team completed required SURE training and BPSS clearance for access to Secure Lab and signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 018. Data Licence Agreement amendment with data partner for project specific data. CDRC User Agreements. Project meeting with key stakeholders including CDRC arranged to discuss developing research and submitted funding requests with support from CDRC. CDRC User Case Study https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/James-Flanagan-user-case-study.pdf. Flanagan JM, Skrobanski H, Shi X, Hirst Y. Assessing self-management behaviours of ovarian cancer patients before their diagnosis using commercial data: a proof of concept study. JMIR Preprints. 19/03/2018:10447. DOI: 10.2196/preprints.10447. URL: http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/10447
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 021: Housing Market Indicators 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Geography and Planning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled WhenFresh/Zoopla data for project 021 Housing Market Indicators. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to WhenFresh/Zoopla data for project 021 Housing Market Indicators project. Funding application unsuccessful so project did not progress.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 021.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 028: Informational consumerism and 'Spatial Consumption' of multi-channelled shopping places 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Land Economy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled and safeguarded data from High Street Retailer, WhenFresh/Zoopla, LDC, and Javelin Group's Acxiom data for project 028 Informational consumerism and 'Spatial Consumption' of multi-channelled shopping places. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group following major and minor revision decisions. User Agreements fully executed with research team. Supporting User's analysis in UCL lab.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to High Street Retailer, WhenFresh/Zoopla, LDC, and Javelin Group's Acxiom data for Informational consumerism and 'Spatial Consumption' of multi-channelled shopping places project. Amended proposal in light of review comments, completed required SURE training and BPSS clearance check for access to Secure Research lab and signed CDRC User Agreement. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application 028 and User Agreements.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 030: Fiscal burden or competitive advantage? New evidence on retail business rates leveraging new forms of data 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Geography and Planning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC LDC Retail unit and SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project CDRC 030 Fiscal burden or competitive advantage? New evidence on retail business rates leveraging new forms of data. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure and Safeguarded service for access to LDC Retail unit and SmartStreetSensor footfall data. Applicants ESRC SDAI funding application unsuccessful so research did not begin.
Impact Approved CDRC User application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 037: Footfall in Denbighshire comparison data 
Organisation Denbighshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreeSensor Footfall data for project 037 CDRC User Application 037: Footfall in Denbighshire comparison data. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group, User Agreement fully executed and safeguarded data delivered to user.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreeSensor Footfall data. Following analysis provided case study to CDRC.
Impact Approved CDRC application and User Agreement. SmartStreetSensor data were used by Denbighshire County Council to compare their towns to similar towns across the UK. The applicant has also benefited from attending CDRC events and 'broaden the scope of what information I can access and what we can do as a council.'
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 038: Population247NRT: Near real-time spatiotemporal population estimates for health, emergency response and national security 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Department of Geography and Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 038 Population247NRT: Near real-time spatiotemporal population estimates for health, emergency response and national security. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to Users.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 038 Population247NRT: Near real-time spatiotemporal population estimates for health, emergency response and national security. Amended proposal in light of review comments and signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreements. Discussions held between CDRC and Users re quality of SmartStreetSensor footfall data.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 045: Investigation into the correlation between footfall and violence levels 
Organisation De Montfort University
Department School of Computer Science and Informatics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 045 Investigation into the correlation between footfall and violence levels. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to Users.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 045 Investigation into the correlation between footfall and violence levels. Amended proposal in light of review comments and signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreements.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 050: Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 050 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy submitted by CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme Student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 050 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy . Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement. Data requested for use in CDRC Research Masters Dissertation Programme project with Westminster City Council. Masters Dissertation completed and CDRC case study.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 050: Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy 
Organisation Westminster City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 050 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy submitted by CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme Student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 050 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy . Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement. Data requested for use in CDRC Research Masters Dissertation Programme project with Westminster City Council. Masters Dissertation completed and CDRC case study.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 052: Introducing night-time market(s) to boost London's economy 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 052: Introducing night-time market(s) to boost London's economy submitted by Masters student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 052 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy . Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement. Data requested for use in Masters Dissertation project with Westminster City Council. Analysis underway to be completed summer 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 052: Introducing night-time market(s) to boost London's economy 
Organisation Westminster City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 052: Introducing night-time market(s) to boost London's economy submitted by Masters student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 052 Understanding the impact of the Night Tube on Westminster's Night Economy . Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement. Data requested for use in Masters Dissertation project with Westminster City Council. Analysis underway to be completed summer 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area submitted by Masters student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area. Project in partnership with Westminster City Council. Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area 
Organisation Westminster City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area submitted by Masters student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 055: The usage of footfall data to analyse the effect of the night tube in the Westminster area. Project in partnership with Westminster City Council. Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreement.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 062: HABITS: Improved policy to mitigate pollutant and inactivity related health burdens through new big data 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Geography Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 062: HABITS: Improved policy to mitigate pollutant and inactivity related health burdens through new big data. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to Users.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project 062: HABITS: Improved policy to mitigate pollutant and inactivity related health burdens through new big data. Signed CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and User Agreements.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 075: Housing market forces and population mobility: the effects of the growth of the private rented sector in London 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC-Leeds managed application approval process for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data. Managed BPSS checks and supported analysis in UCL secure lab.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaken analysis for CDRC approved project 075: Housing market forces and population mobility: the effects of the growth of the private rented sector in London
Impact CDRC approved user working in UCL secure lab.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 076: The Retail Performance of Bolton Town Centre and the Impact of Out-Of-Town Retailing 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Geography and Planning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded LDC Retail unit data for project 076: The Retail Performance of Bolton Town Centre and the Impact of Out-Of-Town Retailing submitted by Masters student. Application approved and User Agreements fully executed with research team. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to LDC Retail unit data for project 076: The Retail Performance of Bolton Town Centre and the Impact of Out-Of-Town Retailing. Signed CDRC User Agreements.
Impact CDRC approved project proposal and User Agreement.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 081: The role of deprivation and alcohol availability in explaining trends in violent crime 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC LDC Retail unit data for project CDRC 081 The role of deprivation and alcohol availability in explaining trends in violent crime. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure service for access to LDC Retail unit data. Amended proposal in light of reviewers comments. User Agreements signed.
Impact Approved CDRC User application and CDRC User Agreements.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 089: Impact of investments in local public goods and planning decisions on house prices, rents and equilibrium sorting 
Organisation University of Essex
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC-Leeds Innovation Fund project for access Whenfresh/Zoopla data. Managed BPSS checks and supported analysis in UCL secure lab.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking analysis for CDRC approved project 089: Impact of investments in local public goods and planning decisions on house prices, rents and equilibrium sorting
Impact CDRC approved users working in UCL secure lab.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 090: Using small area income data to better understand society 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC-Leeds Innovation Fund project for access to Acxiom small area income and Callcredit CAMEO data. Managed BPSS checks and supported analysis in UCL secure lab.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking analysis for CDRC approved project 090: Using small area income data to better understand society
Impact CDRC approved users working in UCL secure lab.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 091: Data on housing returns for the UK, with an application to quantifying the value of local healthcare and schools quality 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CDRC-Leeds Innovation Fund project for access Whenfresh/Zoopla data. Managed BPSS checks and supported analysis in UCL secure lab.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking analysis for CDRC approved project 091: Data on housing returns for the UK, with an application to quantifying the value of local healthcare and schools quality
Impact CDRC approved users working in UCL secure lab.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 095: Gentrification, Displacement, and the Impacts of Council Estate Renewal in 21st Century London 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Consumer Register and Electoral Roll data for project CDRC 095 Gentrification, Displacement, and the Impacts of Council Estate Renewal in 21st Century London. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure for access to CDRC Consumer Register and Electoral Roll data for project CDRC 095 Gentrification, Displacement, and the Impacts of Council Estate Renewal in 21st Century London. User Agreement signed and analysis of data underway at secure lab, University of Leeds.
Impact CDRC approved project proposal. CDRC User Agreement.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 104: Understanding the new digital retail landscape 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC synthetic and enhanced synthetic population data for project CDRC 104 Understanding the new digital retail landscape.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to CDRC synthetic and enhanced synthetic population data for project CDRC 104 Understanding the new digital retail landscape. This request is for additional data for use in CDRC UBEL-DTP co-funded student project. Signed CDRC User Agreement.
Impact CDRC approved project proposal and signed CDRC User Agreement
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 108: A scale-based analysis of retail store location profitability 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC to LDC SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project CDRC 108: A scale-based analysis of retail store location profitability submitted by Terje Trasberg, UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure and safeguarded service for access to CDRC LDC SmartStreetSensor footfall data for project CDRC 108: A scale-based analysis of retail store location profitability. This request is for additional data for use in LDC CDRC UBEL-DTP co-funded student project. Signed CDRC User Agreement.
Impact Approved CDRC project proposal and signed CDRC User Agreement
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 109: Towards representative aggregated measures of geo-temporal human activity patterns in town centres using Wi-Fi sensor networks 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC for LDC retail unit data for project CDRC 109: Towards representative aggregated measures of geo-temporal human activity patterns in town centres using Wi-Fi sensor networks.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure service for access to CDRC LDC Retail unit data for project CDRC 109 Towards representative aggregated measures of geo-temporal human activity patterns in town centres using Wi-Fi sensor networks. This request is for additional data for use in CDRC PhD studentship project. Signed CDRC User Agreement.
Impact Approved CDRC project proposal and signed CDRC User Agreement
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 119: Ageing Populations: Understanding the Geography of Challenges, Opportunities, and Need 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Geography and Planning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC BPS and YouGov safeguarded data for project CDRC 119 Ageing Populations: Understanding the Geography of Challenges, Opportunities, and Need.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to BPS and YouGov data for project. CDRC 119 Ageing Populations: Understanding the Geography of Challenges, Opportunities, and Need.
Impact CDRC approved project proposal. CDRC User Agreement out for signature.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 130: "The Beast from the East" - Visualising recent UK Weather Disruption 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC SmartStreetSensor footfall data for Masters group (4 students) course project CDRC 130 "The Beast from the East" - Visualising recent UK Weather Disruption
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for Masters group (4 students) course project CDRC 130 "The Beast from the East" - Visualising recent UK Weather Disruption
Impact CDRC approved project proposal and CDRC User Agreements. Analysis underway.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 135: Understanding the urban mobility and social well-being of concessionary passengers: A smart card data analysis 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Regional Transport Provider controlled data for project CDRC 135 Understanding the urban mobility and social well-being of concessionary passengers: A smart card data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure service for access to Regional Transport Provider controlled data for project CDRC 135 Understanding the urban mobility and social well-being of concessionary passengers: A smart card data analysis
Impact CDRC approved project proposal and CDRC User Agreement
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 137: BENVGSA1: Digital Visualisation 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC SmartStreetSensor footfall data for Masters group (4 students) course project CDRC 137 BENVGSA1: Digital Visualisation
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for Masters group (4 students) course project CDRC 137 BENVGSA1: Digital Visualisation
Impact CDRC approved project proposal. CDRC User Agreement out for signature.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 142: Sensing Dynamic Retail Environments 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Geography and Planning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC SmartStreetSensor footfall data for CDRC 142 Sensing Dynamic Retail Environments
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded service for access to SmartStreetSensor footfall data for CDRC 142 Sensing Dynamic Retail Environments
Impact CDRC approved project proposal. CDRC User Agreement out for signature.
Start Year 2018
 
Description City of Westminster 
Organisation Westminster City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Paula White (2017) The impact of the night tube on Westminster's Night Economy. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making. Westminster City Council attended CDRC Data Partners Forum.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Clear Mapping 
Organisation Clear Mapping Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Commissioned Clear Mapping Co to deliver CDRC short course programme. Provided venue, promotion, bookings, course support and teaching assistant for short courses at UCL, University of Liverpool in London and Said Business School and support to course at University of Southampton
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered short courses for the CDRC
Impact Details of courses included in Influence on Policy, Practice, Patients & the Public.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Cluttons 
Organisation Cluttons LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC Safeguarded service. The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website. Discussions underway to share data with CDRC service.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of Residential Indices for London (1996-present) and London office data (2005-present) for CDRC Safeguarded service for the purposes of social science research. London Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.Discussions underway to share data with CDRC service.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for 2 safeguarded datasets - Residential Indices for London and London office data. Masters Research Dissertation Programme project: Neelam Kundi (2017) Exploring submarket trends in London: a constrained spatial interaction modelling analysis. 2018 project: Analysing the impact of buy-to-let property on London's residential market . Report from Cluttons in association with CDRC 'Residential Mobility in London. Unlocking Migration Patterns' October 2017. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making. Residential indices data available at https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/cluttons-real-estate-indices
Start Year 2017
 
Description Data Analysts User Group (DUG) 
Organisation Data Analysts User Group
PI Contribution Contribute and attend DUG meetings. Sponsor and support DUG annual conference at the Royal Society.
Collaborator Contribution Member of CDRC Advisory Board. Provide support to CDRC and opportunities to network with membership leading to many positive partnerships. Support Masters Research Dissertation Programme - Awards and student poster exhibition held at conference. Also supported a Masters Research Dissertation Programme student project in partnership with AXA PPP. DUG Chair judge of 2017 Programme.
Impact CDRC Advisory Board member. Introductions to many CDRC partners. CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme awards and posters exhibition and student networking opportunity at annual conference. Olga Tregubova (2014) European Union Government Open Data in Market Research: Exploring Current Discussion among Stakeholders on Opportunity, Accessibility, Usability and Desired Outcomes. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Datatalk Research Ltd 
Organisation Datatalk Research Ltd
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC Secure and Safeguarded service.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of British Population data 2008-2015; Electoral Roll data 1998-2002; and Consumer Registers 2003-2012 to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for British Population Survey data made available through the CDRC Safeguarded and Secure service https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/british-population-survey. Data has been used to produce the CDRC Internet User Classification 2017. CDRC Data Licence Agreements for 1998-2002 Electoral Roll https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/electoral-roll-data-historical and 2003 -2012 Consumer Registers https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/datatalk-consumer-register data available through CDRC Secure service. Data has been used in CDRC's research and indicators on stability and churn http://indicators.cdrc.ac.uk/areas-and-activities/. Data used by CDRC PhD student for thesis 'Big Data: Geodemographics and Representation'
Start Year 2016
 
Description Debenhams 
Organisation Debenhams plc
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme project: Estimating customer lifetime value
Start Year 2018
 
Description E.On 
Organisation E ON
Department E ON UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact William Trimble (2014) Harnessing the power of social media to determine moving house flows and customers' energy needs; Alexander Bland (2015) Identifying fuel and poverty characteristics through e.on consumer records and geo-demographic segmentation data; Ffion Carney (2016) Social Energy Responsibility: Identifying Vulnerable Energy Customers Through a K-Means Clustering Approach - CDRC Dissertation runner up; Jon Haycox (2017) Electric vehicle charge point placement optimisation - CDRC Dissertation runner up. E.On have gone on to recruit one of the students. Masters projects resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EasyJet 
Organisation EasyJet
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Demographics Users Group conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Elizabeth Townley (2014) A Geodemographic Segmentation Analysis of EasyJet's UK Customers - CDRC dissertation runner up; Clemens Zauchner (2015) Identifying the main drivers of customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction by mining customer verbatim feedback - CDRC dissertation first prize. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Experian 
Organisation Experian
Country Ireland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme projects: Using digitally-derived device data as a proxy for shopper flows across London; The use of on-line behaviour data to develop a 'time of day' consumer classification.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Financial Conduct Authority 
Organisation Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC Safeguarded service. Supporting and facilitating access to data for Financial Conduct Authority DataSprint event March 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for Financial Lives Survey data provided for CDRC Safeguarded service. CDRC to support FCA DataSprint event March 2018. Outputs from event to be added to CDRC data portal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Further collaboration with Local Data Company 
Organisation Local Data Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PI has continued research relationship with KEO client. PI has attended research briefings and been panel member for client on several further occasions, three of which resulted in media interviews (listed elsewhere in Outcomes). Both had planned to submit an application for a 2-year KTP, but the cost of a post-doctoral associate with London weighting has proved too high for the company partner. Application for an Oxford Impact Accelerator Award in 2015 was also unsuccessful, but the KEO client has successfully engaged with the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre, of which the PI is Deputy Director. PI hosted a 1-day workshop for the partner in Oxford in May 2017 bringing together an academic & practitioner network sponsored by the partner.
Collaborator Contribution We have met quarterly since the research concluded and the partner has shared planned developments with the PI and sought advice on new initiatives.
Impact Outcomes described in other outcome categories, and in the form of PI and partner's involvement in Consumer Data Research Centre (an ESRC Data Investment). PI hosted a 1-day workshop for the partner in Oxford in May 2017 bringing together an academic & practitioner network sponsored by the partner.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Fusion Data Science Ltd 
Organisation Fusion Data Science Ltd
PI Contribution Data acquistion for CDRC Open service.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for business census data provided for CDRC Open service.
Start Year 2017
 
Description GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Retail Research Masters Research initiative gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a retail organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Demographics Users Group conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK retail companies, or businesses which handle retail data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this.
Impact Ransome Mpini (2014) Segmentation of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England based on the prescribing patterns of their constituent General Practices (Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline) Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Greater London Authority: Workplace Zones Classification 
Organisation Greater London Authority (GLA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creation of 2017 London Workplace Zones Classification
Collaborator Contribution Commissioned Alex Singleton and Paul Longley to create 2017 London Workplace Zones Classification
Impact 2017 London Workplace Zones Classification interactive map https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/geodemographics/lcowz17/default/BTTTFTT/10/-0.1271/51.5274/. Data used can be found at https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-workplace-zone-classification
Start Year 2017
 
Description Hammersmith BID 
Organisation HammersmithLondon Business Improvement District
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Adjoa Adu-Poku (2017) An exploratory analysis of the temporal fluctuations in footfall around Hammersmith town centre in relation to Business Improvement District events. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Huq Industries Ltd 
Organisation Huq Industries Limited
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC Secure service. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for location data for London and Bristol provided for CDRC Secure service. CDRC Masters Research Dissertation 2018 project: Creating behavioural models from discrete mobile phone data
Start Year 2018
 
Description Kantar Worldpanel UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded studentship 
Organisation Kantar Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated co-funded '+3' studentship and data to be made available to student.
Collaborator Contribution Financial support, data and commercial expertise and supervision to be made available for ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded '+3' studentship.
Impact '+3' co-funded ESRC UBEL DTP studentship to begin September 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Knight Frank 
Organisation Knight Frank LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Terje Trasberg (2017) Identifying Socio-Spatial Inequalities in Student Housing in London. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Local Data Company 
Organisation Local Data Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC service. Received additional funding for SmartStreetSensor project working with LDC to co-produce footfall data from 1000 sensors in approx 80 town centres. Negotiated co-funded '+3' studentship and data to be made available to student. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Provided letter of support for grant application. Provision of data to CDRC for access by CDRC approved users for the purposes of social science research. SmartStreetSensor project: Installing 1000 sensors in approximately 80 UK town centres and providing the data captured to the CDRC. http://www.localdatacompany.com/smartstreetsensor-project PhD industry supervision of 2 CDRC DTC PhD students. Financial support, PhD supervision and data made available for ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded '+3' studentship. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2 secure and 1 safeguarded retail unit datasets. https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/local-data-company-retail-data. Retail unit data used to create CDRC Retail Areas and Catchment indicators. Co-production of SmartStreetSensor footfall data - safeguarded and controlled data products. https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/ldc-smartstreetsensor-footfall-data; https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/smartstreetsensor-footfall-atlas. Data used in CDRC Footfall index. PhD supervision to CDRC PhD students Karlo Lugomer and Balamurugan Soundararaj. Financial support of ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership +3 year studentship. Studentship awarded to Terje Trasberg. CDRC Case Studies: Lugomer, K., Soundararaj, B., Murcio, R. ' Understanding Footfall using Wi-Fi Sensor Data in the Smart City https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LDC-SSS-final.pdf; Pavlis, M., Dolega,. Singleton, A. 'Deriving the Spatial Extend of Retail Centres' https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Retail-Centre-Definitions-1.pdf CDRC Masters Research Dissertation projects: Karlo Lugomer (2015) Relations between structure and performance of retail centres in England and Wales and demographics of their catchment areas - CDRC Dissertation runner up; Sam Comber (2017) How competitive is propensity score matching using 'address embeddings' with supervised classification for record linkage tasks?; Matthew Grove (2017) An evaluation of the relationships between construction developments and retail vacancy (in partnership with Barbour ABI)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Location Sciences AI Ltd 
Organisation Location Sciences AI Ltd
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC Safeguarded service.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact Data Licence Agreement for GPS location data for 2017 provided for CDRC Safeguarded service.
Start Year 2018
 
Description LondonR 
Organisation Mango Solutions Ltd
PI Contribution Host and support LondonR events (2 per year) which include a workshop, lectures and reception. Provide CDRC exhibit at each event.
Collaborator Contribution Organise free LondonR event. LondonR is the UK's premier meetup group for users of the R statistical programming language. Each event includes a workshop, lectures and reception. Events attended by around 200-250 delegates
Impact LondonR events on the xxxxx
Start Year 2016
 
Description Marks and Spencer 
Organisation Marks and Spencer
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Daniel Winder (2017) Can harnessing the demographic characteristics of store catchments improve the planning of promotions and pricing strategies? 2018 Project: A study of the influences on transaction duration at self-service checkouts. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Movement Strategies 
Organisation Movement Strategies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Luis Francisco Mejia Garcia (2016) Understanding and predicting consumer behaviour in music festivals with machine learning - CDRC Dissertation prize winner; Daniel Stockdale (2016) An investigation into the potential of Bluetooth Beacons to monitor the movement of people on public transport: A preliminary case study of the Norwich Bus Network; Christian Tonge (2017) An exploration of mobile data: towards proximity based passenger sensing on public transport - CDRC Dissertation prize winner. 2018 projects: Use of GPS data to capture the key differences in customer behaviour for two London shopping centres; Creating retail centre performance indicators from mobile data; Understanding the association between footfall and rate of sales using Big Data. Movement Strategies have gone on to recruit two of the students.Masters projects resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Museums Liverpool 
Organisation National Museums Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bilateral Data Licence Agreement negotiated to make data available for student research at the University of Liverpool.
Collaborator Contribution Making visitor survey data available for approved project research by students at the University of Liverpool.
Impact Masters research dissertation project, shared with data partner.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Office for National Statistics 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Discussions and workshops around Big Data agenda and the Digital Strategy, sharing data acquisition strategies, sharing research findings. Submitted 2 joint applications to UBEL DTP Co-funded studentship call (unsuccessful). Collaborating on project to create Ethnicity Estimator software to be made available through CDRC service. Entered into Memorandum of Understanding with ONS Data Science Campus.
Collaborator Contribution Member of CDRC Advisory Board. Discussions and workshops around Big Data agenda and the Digital Strategy, sharing data acquisition strategies, sharing research findings. Submitted 2 joint applications to UBEL DTP Co-funded studentship call (unsuccessful). Collaborating on project to create Ethnicity Estimator software to be made available through CDRC service, work approved by National Statisticians Data Ethics Committee. Entered into Memorandum of Understanding with ONS Data Science Campus.
Impact Member of CDRC Advisory Board. Memorandum of Understanding with ONS Data Science Campus. Ethnicity Estimator software.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Parsons Bakery 
Organisation Parsons Bakery
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact William Laing (2017) Where next for Parsons Bakery? A preliminary quantitative location assessment exploring the link between demographics, competition and other variables. CDRC and DUG Poster exhibition prize winner. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Registry Trust Ltd 
Organisation Registry Trust Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC service.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data to CDRC service for the purposes of social science research.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for aggregated County Court Judgement data provided for CDRC Safeguarded service.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sainsburys 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Academic PhD supervision, studentship agreement between UCL and Sainsbury's. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Industrial PhD supervision, data sharing with student studentship agreement between UCL and Sainsbury's. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact PhD upgrade report. Masters Research Dissertation Programme projects: Yiran Wei (2014) How Open Data Resources can be used to define a Composite Measure of Cultural Identity & Heritage for England and Wales - CDRC Disseration runner up; Thomas Albery (2016) Modelling Multi-Channel Adoption at Sainsbury's; Alec Davies (2016) How does competitor presence influence the performance of click and collect sites?; Audrey Henkels (2016) Can interactive data visualizations enable a retailer to identify new insights about customer purchase behaviour?; Mariflor Vega (2016) Clustering Market Baskets with Bagging and Latent Dirichlet Allocation at Customer and Transactional Levels - CDRC Dissertation runner up; Ulzhan Bissarinova (2017) Customer pathway and in-store activity; Yifan Cao (2017) Estimate impact of slot availability on customer demand by using choice-based demand models - CDRC Dissertation first prize. 2018 project: Predicting customer quality based on early shopping behaviour in online grocery retail. Masters projects resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Shop Direct 
Organisation Shop Direct
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data acquisition for CDRC service. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Data provision for CDRC service for the purposes of social science research. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact CDRC Data Licence Agreement for transaction data made available to CDRC approved users through the CDRC Secure and Safeguarded service. Data used in the CDRC Internet User Classification 2017. Masters Research Dissertation Projects: Apichaya Boonpratanporn (2016) An investigation of what triggers customer activiation of credit facilities; Jyldyz Djumalieva (2016) Identifying drivers of full price sales of clothing and footwear for an online retailer; Erin Knochenhauer (2017) Pricing optimisation - a key tool in successful retailing; Mary E. Lennon (2017) Propensity modelling - moving beyond standard regression models & explorations into online engagement. 2018 projects: Exploring Online Browsing Behaviour; Investigating Customer Consideration Periods; An investigation into customer reviews; Social media and its effect on trading; Weather and its effect on sales. Shop Direct have gone on to recruit 3 of their past students.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Southwark Council 
Organisation Southwark Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Production of interactive map visualising traffic data.
Collaborator Contribution Provided Southwark traffic data for production of interactive map.
Impact Southwark traffic data available through CDRC Open service, interactive map, CDRC Case study 'Southwark Traffic Webmap Case Study' https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Southwark-Traffic-Webmap-Case-Study.pdf
Start Year 2017
 
Description Spark44 
Organisation Spark44
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme project (in partnership with Brandwatch): Mining social media for insight on luxury automotives
Start Year 2018
 
Description Student Data Lab 
Organisation Student Data Labs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Promoted, facilitated bookings, supported course (venue and catering) and delivered introductory presentation on CDRC and case study presentation of research.
Collaborator Contribution Organised and delivered one day short course/workshop - Empty Housing Innovation Lab
Impact Over 20 delegates attended course and feedback was positive (4.5/5)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Tesco Plc 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Retail Research Masters Research initiative gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a retail organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Demographics Users Group conference and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK retail companies, or businesses which handle retail data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this.
Impact Hoi-lam Chan (2014) Click & Cannibalisation: does the move to convenience online entice new customers or simply move old ones? Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description The British Academy - Mapping Languages in Education: Arabic 
Organisation The British Academy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution British Academy approached us based on London geodemographic visualisation work that had been produced, including CDRC work. At initial meeting, I demonstrated a portfolio of work. We then received the collected data from them, geocoded it and performed data cleaning, normalised the data, placed it in a database, and built a web map to show the data in a simple but effective way. We responded to feedback given to us from British Academy at the mid-point and towards the end of the design and integration stages.
Collaborator Contribution They commissioned research to collect data on language teaching provision in the UK, at schools and universities, focusing on Arabic as a first language to be mapped. They passed the research to us along with guidance as to how it would be presented, but left us largely free to visualise the data in a way we felt was most effective. They provided additional feedback during the design and testing phase, and also passed the final site to external academics and others in the language research space, to fact-check and improve on the data. The project was due to be formally launched in February although this was slightly postponed for operational reasons.
Impact It is too early to evaluate impact of the map and project, although there are plans for it to be extended to map additional languages.
Start Year 2017
 
Description The Co-operative 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Provided a letter of support for grant application. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Thomas Berry (2015) Exploring the utility of the 2011 Work Place Statistics to help The Co-op better understand transient new store locations, worker flows and worker demographics - CDRC Dissertation prize winner; Brendon Edwards (2015) An investigation into the effects of a relaxation of the current Sunday Trading Legislation on the Co-operative's convenience stores; Ying Shen (2016) An empirical study in to Co-op On-the-Go Stores' turn-in rate using a scorecard approach. The Co-operative went on to recruit one of the 2015 students. Masters projects resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2014
 
Description The England and Wales Cricket Board - South Asian Heatmap 
Organisation The England and Wales Cricket Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We collaborated with the ECB to produce an interactive web map of various demographics relating to their South Asian engagement strategy, along with the locations of their grounds and other facilities. The map was at a detailed spatial resolution (output area). We experimented with a number of mapping techniques, including colour compositing and layering, before settling on a layer toggle. Numeric data for each area is displayed on mouseover, and graphs of the geodemographics of the local population surrounding each ground were included.
Collaborator Contribution They provided the data, the direction (i.e. the attributes most of interest to them and their strategy) and also feedback on the different kinds of mapping that we presented. They also promoted the map internally and it received a brief mention on a Test Match Special interview that they conducted with the BBC on Radio 4.
Impact Further collaboration due with the ECB's external software tool provider (4Global) on future data/visualisation outputs with them - meeting happening shortly.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Thomas Cook 
Organisation Thomas Cook
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact The student completed and submitted his Masters dissertation to the Programme but did not produce a case study
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transport for London 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Transport for London were the industrial partners of the STANDARD project.
Collaborator Contribution TfL provide the data and the industrial insight
Impact We have a joint publication. We also develop a prototype system for TfL to visualise the journey time reliability during Olympic Game in London 2012
Start Year 2009
 
Description UBDC 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Urban Big Data Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is looking to acquire better data on addresses in Scotland due to less open data availability. The Urban Big Data Centre has recently made efforts to acquire sales for consideration data.
Collaborator Contribution UBDC are providing access to Sales for Consideration data from the Registers for Scotland through their data service.
Impact The CDRC is able to harness this data to improve their population data outputs.
Start Year 2018
 
Description UKDS 
Organisation UK Data Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange about the methods that can be deployed by UKDS on their Data portal. Mainly, the focus was on energy data and how various methods to analyse smart meter data can be possibly integrated in the UKDS research platforms.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration contributed to the understanding of how big datasets can be managed and stored. The challenges associated with the analysis of smart meter data under privacy considerations also became more clear.
Impact My research was shared with UKDS to guide their design of methodological tools that can be deployed for energy researchers.
Start Year 2016
 
Description VWV LLP 
Organisation Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP
PI Contribution Commissioned Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP to produce a co-badged report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Research aimed at CDRC stakeholders. Participated in meetings to discuss GDPR and case studies for report and sought advice on how managing CDRC personal data acquisitions.
Collaborator Contribution Participated in meetings to discuss GDPR and case studies for online report and provided advice and answered specific queries in form of internal report to CDRC on managing personal data. Online report to be published spring 2018.
Impact Internal report to CDRC from VWV on managing personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation & Social Science Research online report.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Virgin Media 
Organisation Virgin Media
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Patrick Wood (2017) An application of statistical and spatial analysis techniques to engineer callout data from a UK telecommunications company. 2018 Projects: An investigation into what triggers customers to leave and the extent to which this can be forecast; Forecasting faults and service truck call-outs; Understanding media usage trends; Real-time optimisation. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Walgreens Boots Alliance 
Organisation Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc
PI Contribution Negotiated co-funded '+3' studentship and data to be made available to student. Also involved in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Financial support, PhD supervision and data to be made available for ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded '+3' studentship. Also partner in the Masters Research Dissertation Programme where representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Studentship Agreement in place for '+3' co-funded ESRC UBEL DTP studentship. Masters Research Dissertation Programme case study Ellen Talbot (2016) Customer Segmentation using spatio-temporal data. 2018 project: Pharmacy/GP Spatial interaction modelling using latest techniques
Start Year 2017
 
Description West Midlands Combined Authority UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded studentship 
Organisation West Midlands Combined Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Negotiated co-funded '1+3' studentship and data to be made available to student
Collaborator Contribution Financial support, PhD supervision and data to be made available for ESRC UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded '1+3' studentship.
Impact Studentship Agreement in place for a '1+3' co-funded ESRC UBEL DTP studentship.
Start Year 2017
 
Description goHenry 
Organisation goHenry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Masters Research Dissertation Programme (formally known as the Retail Research Masters Research initiative) gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a consumer organisation. The Consumer Data Research Centre facilitate the initiative. The student is offered a stimulating project to work on with co-supervision from the a major UK business. They receive industry advice on how data are used in real world problem solving, and experience of addressing problems that matter. A prize is awarded to the best three dissertations (funded by the CDRC). Research findings are showcased to an audience of leading retailers, at the Annual Data Analysts User Group annual conference (formally known as Demographics User Group) and the work is published and made freely available on the CDRC website.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from major UK consumer companies, or businesses which handle consumer data, co-supervise the Masters dissertations. This presents a great opportunity to get a Masters student to help the organisation make progress with research into major current issues, and projects that have been considered, but not had the resource to carry out. The student works with data - the organisation's customer data, open data or academic sector data and can maximise the value obtained from this. The partner provides the student with a £500 bursary on completion of a successful dissertation.
Impact Chrysanthi Kollia (2016) Youths Spending & Geodemographics. Masters project resulted in inputs into partner's strategic decision making.
Start Year 2016
 
Title A heuristic approach to extract home and work stations from smart card data 
Description it can extract the home and work stations of London residence based upon Osyter card data 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact not yet 
 
Title British Academy: Mapping Languages in Education 
Description A map showing provision of language teaching, research and grants in UK educational institutions. Focussing initially on Arabic. Commissioned by British Academy and executed via UCLC. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The website has just been released and so there has not been sufficient time to evaluate its impact. 
URL http://languagemap.britac.ac.uk/
 
Title CDRC Data 
Description CDRC Datastore: a collection of open, safeguarded and controlled data available for social science research through a three-tier data service using CKAN data platform. Open data available to download following simple registration process. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact We have been successful in opening up consumer data to an increasingly broad base of users in academia, local government, business and the public. From its launch in October 2015 the CDRC datastore attracted 10,204 visitors, 87,823 page views, and 1,562 registered users with 22,871 downloads of open data. We have received five applications for access to secure and safeguarded data. In the 2016-17 reporting period (Mar 16-Feb 2017) the CDRC datastore received a further 21,457 visitors, delivered 181,087 page views, and registered 2,537 new users with 46,668 downloads of open data. A total of 36 applications to the secure and safeguarded service were received in this reporting period from academic institutions across the country, as well as from local authorities and private corporations. In the 2017-18 reporting period (Mar 17-Feb 2018) the CDRC datastore received a further 36,166 visitors, delivered 338,936 page views and registered a further 5,381 new users (total registered users 9,480) with 109,972 downloads (total 179,511) of open data. A total of 69 applications to the secure and safeguarded service were received in this reporting period. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Title CDRC Maps 
Description Mapping visualisation platform displaying CDRC open data products. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact CDRC Maps technology has been used to help create the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation's mapping tool http://simd.scot/ 
URL https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Title CDRC extension of CKAN 
Description This extension customises CKAN for the CDRC Data website. It adds support of dataset reviewing procedure, tutorial display, automatic grouping, etc. to the CKAN platform. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software has been used as the CDRC Data website and has been accessed and used by 2000-4000 users monthly in the past year. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Title England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) South Asian Heatmap 
Description Interactive web map showing socioeconomic characteristics of population relating to the England & Wales Cricket Board's South Asian engagement strategy, along with ECB assets (i.e. playing fields/grounds). Commissioned by ECB and fulfilled through UCLC. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact N/A 
URL http://southasianheatmap.ecb.co.uk/
 
Title Ethnicity Estimator 
Description Software tool to predict ethnicity assignments to 2011 Census categories for aggregations. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Created in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics. Has been used to create small area ethnicity data for the 2018 GISRUK Data Challenge. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/gisruk-data-challenge-2018
 
Title Northern Regional Data Facility 
Description The Northern Regional Data Facility is a web-based platform that provides both a catalogue of regional data that are available through out sister website data.cdrc.uk; and provides a range of regional dashboard indicators of social and economic conditions. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The product has been recently released (March 2018) and does not have sufficient time to measure impact from public engagement. However, the product was designed to be reproducible for other regions (i.e., can be extended beyond the northern regions) and the software code is available for used within the CDRC. 
URL http://nrdf.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Title Personal Names Classification Software 
Description This software takes a set of forenames and surnames, performs classification algorithm and returns the classification of forenames, surnames, and full names into countries of origin. Classification results can be saved into a CSV file and users can view some basic statistics of the classification results such as the most popular classified groups or unclassified names. The product includes a graphical user interface to allow users to upload data and perform classification. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This product is currently under internal evaluation (last release was 28/11/2017). It has been used by other colleagues in the CDRC to measure changes in the structure of resident's ethnicity and countries of origin for a geographic region. 
 
Title Southwark Traffic Map 
Description Interactive web map showing traffic count measurements based on LB Southwark data. Requested by LB Southwark traffic officer. Website later updated with the latest (2017) measurements. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact A case study was written for this work. 
URL https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/southwark/
 
Title named.publicprofiler.org 
Description Highly innovative publicly available website that allows individuals to identify the origins of their surnames along with those of their partners/friends. The tool allows users to view predictions of where they and their partners/friends first met. The tool was widely featured in the regional, national and international press and has attracted hundreds of thousands of unique users. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The website has been featured extensively in the regional, national, international and online press and has attracted hundreds of thousands of unique users. It remains a popular tool whenever blogs or web forums pick it up in activities adn events. 
URL http://named.publicprofiler.org
 
Description CDRC Annual Meeting Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at CDRC annual meeting in Oxford Said Business School about the research outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media item: Arab property buyers in London look beyond W1 postcode 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arab News, one of the UK's leading English dailies targeting the Middle Eastern population in the UK, featured findings from the Cluttons and CDRC Residential Mobility report in their popular Business and Economy section. This led to a number of enquiries from industry practitioners as well as an increase in web traffic to the associated CDRC research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.arabnews.com/node/1231811/business-economy
 
Description The dynamics of residential filtering - AAG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk to a group of experts about data linkage research within the CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Ethical Issues in Big Data' Big Data Analytics III Conference: Keith Dugmore, ' The importance of public perception in big data research' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of CDRC's involvement in the Big Data agenda Keith Dugmore was invited to deliver a presentation at the Big Data Analytics III Conference on Ethical Issues in Big Data in June 16. This conference was attended by approximately 200 delegates from a number of stakeholder groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bigdataconference.co.uk/big-data-analytics-conference-2016-agenda/
 
Description 'Mapping the masses - what can big data tell us about you?' CDRC exhibition at UCL Festival of Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A week long exhibition 'Mapping the Masses: What can big data tell us?' as part of UCL's Festival of Culture, May 2016 the CDRC showcased research and interactive maps that tell us anything and everything about the daily commute through to the age of houses and internet usage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Why monitor footfall', University of Liverpool - hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Why monitor footfall' - hackathon event in partnership with Local Data Company, Shop Direct and Red Ninja. Event attended by 40 'hackers'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description . Demographic User Group workshop on software 2015 (Coventry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to present a talk on open software tools for visualisation to representatives of various retail companies. The talk was well received and subsequently some of the audience now use some of the software that was discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1st Data Science International Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: keynote presentation on the CDRC at the 1st Data Science International Workshop on Data Science in Business. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A presentation at the Big Social Science and the New Industrial Revolution event hosted by AQMEN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Following the talk Spark44 approached Guy Lansley about participating in the CDRC Masters Research Dissertation Programme 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A series of 5 Open Day events to prospective students at UCL Dept of Geog - did presentation on CDRC work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Attended by prospective undergraduates and school pupils and parents and prospective masters students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A talk at the Conference on Complex Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on "Trends in Urban Flows: A Information Theory Approach" was delivered at a satellite session at the Conference on Complex Systems held at Cancun, Mexico for an audience of around 20-30 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://easychair.org/smart-program/CCS'17/2017-09-21.html#talk:57531
 
Description AAG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented PhD research at AAG 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAG Conference (Chicago, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following paper was presented to an audience of about 40 academics: Lansley, G., Adnan, M. and Longely, P. (2015) The geography of topics from geo-referenced social media data in London. In the Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers AGM 2015. April, 2015. Chicago, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1468265/
 
Description AAG Conference, San Francisco 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on our research into areas and activities was given. Positive feedback was received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ADRC-E Data Visualisation Course, Farr Institute - "Mapping Beyond the Choropleth" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting session at ADRC-E Data Visualisation Course, Farr Institute, which included excerpts of CDRC Maps, discussion of its cartography and the techniques used to created it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ADRN research conference and exhibition 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CDRC showcased the service and research in small exhibit at ADRN Research Conference June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ARUP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A team talk to ARUP with a view of widening collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Addressing operational restrictions in the retail industry, (Brussels) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PI chaired Stakeholder workshop - Addressing operational restrictions in the retail sector, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels. (included discussion of consumer data regulation and retailers' use of consumer data). Attended by 50 leaders of retail trade associations, senior retailers and lobby groups from across EU27).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alekos and Singleton: Establishing Dynamic Measures of Built Environment Characteristics and their Relationship to Patterns of Socio-Spatial Structure, AAG 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I delivered a presentation at the prestigious annual AAG, 2014. This presentation led to a number of interesting discussions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description An invited speaker at the GIS for Social Data and Crisis Mapping workshop, University of Kent, Canterbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on software was given to attendees at a workshop. Positive feedback received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual CDRC data partners forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Annual CDRC data partners forum held in Leeds. 80 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Annual CDRC data partners forum 2016 - Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Annual CDRC data partners forum held in Oxford. 88 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Association of Convenience Stores, Future of Convenience Retailing project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds input to Association of Convenience Stores, Future of Convenience Retailing project, meeting London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Awareness raising demo presentations to Dr Takashi Oguchi and Prof Yashiro Kawhara 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to CDRC, UCL where a series presentations were delivered to Dr Takashi Oguchi and Prof Yashiro Kawhara from the Japanese Open University and Tokyo University Centre for Spatial Information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC: The World at One 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The World at One
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Big Data Here Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at UCL organised a short pop-up exhibition on hyperlocal data: Big Data Here curated by Oliver O'brien. The exhibition took place in North Lodge, the small building right beside UCL's main entrance. The exhibition exhibition shows hyperlocal information on traffic and transportation, environment, footfall activity etc. consolidated from various data feeds. The materials were supplied by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).The aim was to provide the visitors with visuals which help them in connecting the real world with the digital space, a transposition of a digital data view onto the physical street space outside. The exhibition took place during Big Data Week 2016 from 26-10-2016 till 28-10-2016. The doors open from noon until 3:30pm each day and rest of the time, the visualisations were visible through the North Lodge's four windows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://vis.oobrien.com/bigdatahere/
 
Description Big Data and Cartography - University of California Berkeley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Departmental seminar for the Dept Geography at UC Berkeley followed by discussion session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Big data and leisure activity, in the Consumer data and spatial demographics synergies workshop (University of Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On Thursday 23rd of June 2016 the 'Consumer data & spatial demographics synergies' workshop took place at the University of Liverpool. The workshop was a joint event between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the Centre for Spatial Demographics Research (CSDR). Following questions to the presenters, the afternoon concluded with the group splitting into 2 groups - one headed by Prof. Chris Lloyd and the other by Dr Mark Green. The groups discussed potential collaboration and also their opinions on the research from the day. The workshop was a really good showcase of work from CDRC data and created plenty of opportunities for potential future collaboration from the CDRC and CSDR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://geographicdatascience.com/2016/07/01/workshop-consumer-data-and-spatial-demographics-explori...
 
Description Big data briefing (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Big data briefing - Kurt Salmon Associates Networking Event, London, over dinner to an audience of 35 retail practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bristol Post-Unique maps chart history of housing development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One of the CDRC Maps (Dwellings Age) utilised to chart Bristol's history of housing development. This article was available online and the number of hits to the maps.cdrc.ac.uk site went up siginificantly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Broadcast Media: UK Big Data Mission to China 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I Joined UK Big Data Mission to China 2017 and received a letter of praise from the Department of International Trade. The mission involved a press conference with 25 leading Chinese publications, which led to over 240 Chinese big data companies for potential business leads. Additionally, over 50,000,000 media impressions and 3,000,000 RMB PR value 12 were generated through media activities, many of which were broadcast across some of China's key media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC Annual Meeting Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the research outcomes to data partners and CDRC researchers working across the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of the work "Travel and activities using SmartStreetSensor data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC International Big Data Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Panel discussion sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

Networking opportunity for CDRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CDRC Launch Event at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographic Society, 28th Aug 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Launched the Consumer Data Research Centre to the academic community and provided details of centre's objectives and the service to be provided.

Networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CDRC Poster Presentation, Leeds University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation of poster of "Big Data Analysis of Population Flow between TfL Oyster and Bicycle Hire Networks in London" for Consumer Data Research Centre Annual Meeting at Leeds university in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CDRC e-Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Throughout 2017/2018 the CDRC distributed a quarterly e-newsletter. This detailed key data, maps, research, events and training being undertaken by the CDRC and was distributed to over 2500 subscribers. This led to a number of user enquiries and an increase in web traffic to the CDRC website, data portal and the mapping platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description CDRC exhibit at Treadgold, A., & Reynolds, J., 'Navigating the New Retail Landscape: A Guide for Business Leaders' book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact John Reynolds book launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC exhibited at LARIA conference, Sheffield 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CDRC exhibited at LARIA conference - Local Area Research and Intelligence Association. Manned a stand, providing information leaflets and computer map and data catalogue demonstrations, spoke with stand visitors which included masters students and representatives from local authorities about the data service, the masters research programme and possible collaborations. Approx 150 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC exhibited at Leading London (Evening Standard) at Here East 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC held a stand at this event, James Cheshire networked with a number of organisations, Jaini Shah and Oliver O'Brien raised awareness of the CDRC and demonstrated CDRC maps and CDRC data to stand visitors. We also held a business card prize draw, offered James's book London: The Information Capital as the prize.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC exhibition at CDRC hosted London R users group meeting, April 16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC raising awareness of its work at London R workshop and networking event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC hosted London R workshop and presentations and exhibited 2016 Masters Dissertation project posters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact CDRC hosted London R workshop and presentations and exhibited 2016 Masters Dissertation project posters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC hosted London R workshop and presentations and exhibited new case study posters and tabled case study booklets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact about 100 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC/ADRC-E research team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research meeting between CDRC and ADRC-E researchers. Included presentations from Keith Dugmore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC/Centre for Spatial Demographics Research, University of Liverpool workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CDRC/CSDR workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC/Local Data Company Partner Forum on SmartStreetSensor project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC/LDC joint forum re footfall data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description COST EU TU1035 Meeting - presented "London: Visualising the Moving City" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented "London: Visualising the Moving City" to COST EU TU1035 meeting at UCL. The talk was repeated at the UCL CEGE Geospatial Seminar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPC Closing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 150 audience coming from policing practitioners, senior commanders, researchers and companies joined the day event. It was a lively event with talks, live demos and panel debates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/spacetimelab/stlab-news-publication/CPC_Closing_Workshop
 
Description Campus Visit (ChangAn University), XiAn, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact There are about 200 people (students and colleagues) from several universities in XiAn joined the seminar, and I also met the foreign affair officer of ChangAn University to discuss about possible collobration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Campus Visit (Huang Zhong University of Technology and Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 30 PG students of Economic Management joined the research seminar - "Space-Time Analytics for Smart Cities", which sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Campus visit (Wuhan University), Wuhan China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact There are 150 people (students and staff) joined the research seminar - "Space-Time Analytics for Smart Cities", which sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and there were several students asked about study MSc and PHD in UCL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chair Stakeholder workshop - Addressing operational restrictions in the retail sector, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Chair Stakeholder workshop - Addressing operational restrictions in the retail sector, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels. (included discussion of consumer data regulation and retailers' use of consumer data. Attended by 50 leaders of retail trade associations, senior retailers and lobby groups from across EU27).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description City Innovation Brief: Catapult Future Cities Autumn 2017 edition: Smart High Streets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One of the CDRC's key projects - SmartStreetSensor - which focuses on consumer footfall, featured in a report by Catapult Future Cities. This generated a number of enquiries from practitioners within this field of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description City Labs: An incredibly detailed map of how Londoners commute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact City Labs made contact with CDRC with a request to feature the 'Travel to Work' map as a result of an article they had come across on-line.
City Labs is an American based media house, looking to make in-roads into the UK market and felt our visualisations were an excellent way of enticing the UK audience. Their feature article on the CDRC 'Travel to Work' map received countless hits and saw heightened traffic to the maps portal. Additionally, City Labs showed a keen interest in our 'Map of the Month' feature and have stated they would like to pursue this in the future, under their section dedicated to maps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cluttons report 'Residential Mobility in London: Unlocking Migration Patterns' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cluttons featured the work of the CDRC in a highly interesting report detailing residential mobility. This report was originally presented at a workshop, attended by key CDRC team members, and subsequently distributed across media outlets which led to a number of media engagements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cluttons.com/sites/default/files/documents/residential-mobility-in-london-unlocking-migra...
 
Description Complex Systems Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organising a seminar in collaboration with two international partners (UNAM-Mexico; MIT-USA) that would take place as one of the satellite sessions at the 2016 Conference on Complex Systems (Amsterdam). This seminar would provide the opportunity to exchange state-of-the-art results and ideas about the complex nature of cities and their retail dynamics. In addition, the seminar will offer an important forum to discuss international perspectives on the challenges and opportunities afforded by large consumer datasets. A key outcome will be the development of a framework for best practice in the access and use of such data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://urbannet2016.ifisc.uib-csic.es/
 
Description Conference presentation - GISRUK 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promoted CDRC research outputs and requested feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation at Accessible Retail conference, London (practitioner conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Much discussion of findings and implications during Q&A by retail real estate investors and developers

A number of participants reported changed perceptions of the future of retail real estate as a result of the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.accessibleretail.co.uk/Events/PastEvents/PastEvents2014/AnnualConference/tabid/305/Defaul...
 
Description Consumer Data Research Centre Data Partner Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In my capacity as Director of the CDRC, I led on a data partner forum aimed at engaging key businesses to utilize our datastore and share their data with us in order to maximise the potential for innovative research. This involved presentations by myself and key research members of the team across all our Centres, followed by an intense discussion and debate with all attendees. Following the day long event the CDRC were able to collaborate further with key potential partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Consumers in Context: CDRC Indicators and Applications for Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint presentation by Alex Singleton and Mark Green about the CDRC indicators project, with focus on the health-related data resources developed (AHAH). The presentation introduced the data resource and described what it could be used for. The aim was to promote the usage of the resource. Following the talk, we received interest from local South Yorkshire groups interested in using the data particularly Leeds City Council. We are waiting for published outputs to arise from this. There was also interest from academic partners as well.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Creating a New Open Geodemographic Classification of the UK Using households and 2011 Census Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint presentation with Chris Gale and Alex Singleton (University of Liverpool) at 46th Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section, Harrogate, Yorkshire, August 22nd to 24th 2017. To discuss issues arising from the publication of 'The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications', ed. by John Stillwell. The debate had will inform the development, format, and outputs of the 2021 UK Census of Population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rsai-bis.org/
 
Description DCLG Future High Streets Forum research meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Attend academic working group, Future High Streets Forum, Department of Communities and Local Government, London. To grow the evidence base related to high streets, to make this work more relevant and helpful to partnerships and the FHSF.
Convene group of relevant academics to identify gaps in evidence, and areas of most relevance to the FHSF and partnerships. Encourage these academics to focus future projects in these areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DUG Annual Conference sponsored by CDRC. Masters Research Dissertation Poster Exhibition, competition and awards ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC sponsored the Data Analysts Group annual conference, held at the Royal Society. CDRC exhibited the masters research dissertation programme posters - held a competition on these and ran the awards ceremony to announce the winners of best poster and best research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DUG Annual Conference, Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: DUG Annual Conference, Royal Society "Training needs and the Industrial Strategy"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Daily Mail Online features CDRC Maps: 'Are you a constrained City Dweller or a Multicultural Metropolitan?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This article featured our work on CDRC Maps, using the interactive map to underpin a feature on identifying which social category users fall into.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Data Linkage and Uncertainty in Big Consumer Datasets - AAG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on new CDRC data products to a group of experts in Boston
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Data Partner Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry and academic partners attended the Data Partner Forum, where we reported on the progress made with the industry datasets. During the rest of the day there were opportunities to discuss this and plan for future work with multiple stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Data Sciences Summit for the Citizen and Customer-Facing Sectors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds:attend Data Sciences Summit for the Citizen and Customer-Facing Sectors, Alan Turing Institute, University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Delegations from Guiyang Big Data Expo, China; Chinese Embassy and British Embassy - UK Innovation Section 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The delegates led by Deputy Major of Guiyang visited SpaceTimeLab - we presented our latest progress in big data analytics. The visit was accompanied by the Science & Technology Consular of the Chinese Embassy, and UK Innovation of British Embassy in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Demographics User Group annual conference sponsored by CDRC: Research Masters Dissertation Poster Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Demographics User Group annual conference held at the Royal Society sponsored by CDRC. Attended by 100 delegates from industry, government and academia. Poster exhibition of 2016 Masters Research Dissertation projects and the award ceremony for the 2016 dissertation winners. First place Luis Francisco Mejia Garcia, UCL (partner Movement Strategies) 'Understanding and predicting consumer behaviour in music festivals with machine learning.' Runners up: Ffion Carney, University of Liverpool (partner E.ON UK) 'Social Energy Responsibility: Identifying Vulnerable Energy Customers Through a K-Means Clustering Approach; Mariflor Vega, UCL (partner Sainsbury's) 'Clustering Market Baskets with Bagging and Latent Dirichlet Allocation at Customer and Transactional Levels'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Department of Business 'Future Retail Innovation Workshop' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Participate in Department of Business 'Future Retail Innovation Workshop', London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Department of Business presentation at 'Retail is Detail' (government networking event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds meeting at Department of Business presentation at 'Retail is Detail' (government networking event) on importance of consumer data in retail futures, to 50 senior civil servants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Developing open access indicators of health-related features of neighbourhoods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Small Area Health Statistics Unit 50th Anniversary conference on the 'Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards' data resource. The aim was to promote the data resource to a wide range of experts including officials from governmental departments including Public Health England. There were no specific outputs from the event, though we received lots of interest in the resource from academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Digital Shoreditch Panel debate on the talent gap for data skills - Hunting Data Science Unicorns, May 12th 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tao Cheng participated in an expert panel debate on the topic of recruiting data scientists. The event raised awareness of the projects she is involved with.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dr James Cheshire participated in round table meeting re Open Data at Royal Geographical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact attendees unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EAERCD Conference paper (Rennes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presented to an academic conference on the subject of the ESRC research: Reynolds, Jonathan, June. 18th International Conference on Research in the Distributive Trades of the European Association for Education and Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD), University of Rennes "The Contemporary Dynamics of GB Urban Retailing: Evaluating the Evidence"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EC-GROW small retailer - Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds gave a talk to the European Commission - EC-GROW small retailers' workshop; Oxford: Retail Innovation & small retailers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ECTQG Conference (Bari, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the following paper to roughly 30 academics: Lansley, G. (2015) Linking socio-economic and demographic characteristics to Twitter topics in London. XIX European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography, 3th-7th September 2015. Bari, Italy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/1110796/1
 
Description ESRC Retail Sector Initiative, Nottingham Trent University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: ESRC Retail Sector Initiative, Nottingham Trent University.  Panel Member "Developing a forward looking Retail Research Agenda"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC Showcase of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The event involved individuals from academia, national and local government departments and agencies, and charities. It promoted the ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and, as a holder of an SDAI grant, I was invited to facilitate a discussion around the theme of identify and equality. This provided an opportunity to present work from the project as a means of prompting debate about how SDAI projects can be better used to address issues of policy. The event also provided an opportunity to promote the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC's Business and Local Government Data Research Centre launch event 15th October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The ESRC launched the three Business and Local Government Data Research Centres including the CDRC at an event attended by academics, ESRC, local authorities, government, media, data networks and private practitioners.

Networking opportunity to improve collaboration and harmonisation between the three centres as well as opportunity to inform a key audience of aims of CDRC and the services to be offered and to develop partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cdrc.ac.uk
 
Description ESRC's Digging into Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted by the ESRC at the Glasgow School of Arts, Navta Vij exhibited on behalf of Paul Longley, showcased the CDRC website, the service and CDRC Maps to a range of external attendees, both national and international.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC's Public Dialogues - follow up meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a follow up meeting hosted by the ESRC on the back of the two day Public Dialogues' workshop hosted in 2015. This meeting involved discussing the main points that had arisen out of the initial PD and discussing ways in which our communication, for academics and the communications teams across the ESRC's initiatives, can move forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC's Public Dialogues on use of private sector data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two days of stimulating discussion were held led by facilitators with approximately 20 members of the public to establish the public's views on the collection of private data, its use and reuse in social science research. A report on findings will be produced by the facilitators in July 2015.

Report findings will be incorporated into the CDRC's strategic operations and plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description ESRC's Retail Research and Big Data meeting, 7th Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentations given to inform delegates of aims of CDRC and services offered. Retail Research Masters Dissertation scheme projects presented and student posters displayed. Offered a networking opportunity for CDRC and Masters students with academic and private practitioner audience.

Generated interest from retailers to participate in future Masters dissertation projects. Made retail organisations aware of 'ladder' of engagement activities that are available between the academic and business sectors (short courses, master's dissertations, collaborative Ph.D. awards, major research projects).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Empty Housing Innovation Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Empty Housing Innovation Lab was hosted in collaboration with the Student Data Labs. The aim was for attendees to suggest solutions to London's housing crisis using data provided by the CDRC. The CDRC project manager delivered a talk on the work of the CDRC, including the data available for students to utilise in their own research. This led to an increase in the number of requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/empty-housing-innovation-lab/
 
Description Eurocommerce Summit Brussels 'Prospects for small and medium retail enterprises' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds Keynote speaker, Eurocommerce Summit Brussels 'Prospects for small and medium retail enterprises'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Evening Standard Online: Fascinating map reveals how Londoners travel to and from work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article featured in the Evening Standard Online, referencing Londoners' preferred travel to work. This is one of the UK's largest and oldest national news outlet, with a significant on-line presence. As a result, we received further queries about the map, the portal and the CDRC as a whole.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibitor: Civil Service Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Showcasing the CDRC to a host of different audiences. Submitted a proposal for consideration to the ESRC and were accepted to attend for one of the two days. Showcase focussed upon the service and discussions surrounding the imminent launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exhibitor: UCL Geography Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In 2016 the UCL Department of Geography launched an initiative to host Open Days to increase interest from university attending pupils and their families. I hosted exhibitions to showcase the work that I do, including exhibiting and discussing CDRC Maps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exploring the Relationships of Built Environment Attributes with Socio-economic Classifications, GIS Research UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted in Greenwich, UK, this presentation led to numerous requests for further information related to the CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Express and Star Midlands: Average black country house prices vary by 200K 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article featured in a local on-line news outlet, Express and Star - Midlands, referencing the CDRC map 'average house prices'. With a well known local audience base, we consequently received further queries about the map, the portal and the CDRC as a whole.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FOSS4G Conference - OpenLayers advanced cartography used in CDRC Maps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a a technology conference. I presented on technical aspects of CDRC Maps and how we use free and open source technology to create the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Friends of O'reilly Social Science Conference (Foo Camp) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invite only conference in San Jose to discuss the future of social science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future Retail Working Group, Innovate UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Attended Future Retail Working Group (on behalf of CDRC), Innovate UK, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Future of Food Retailing session, Food Matters Live conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Panel member on the Future of Food Retailing session, Food Matters Live conference, ExCel conference centre, London. 200 attendees (mainly small retailer and supplier businesses)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.foodmatterslive.com/
 
Description GISRUK 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented PhD research at GISRUK 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GISRUK 2017 conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this conference talk, a paper "Understanding sources of measurement error in the Wi-Fi sensor data in the Smart City" was presented to the audience of roughly 50 national and international academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The presentation opened up important questions regarding the preservation of privacy of people whose movement can nowadays be tracked using probe requests sent from their smartphones with Wi-Fi turned on.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GISRUK Conference (Leeds, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 60(+) individuals attended the session on "Creating an Output Area Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Heritage to Assist the Planning of Ethnic Origin Foods in Supermarkets in England and Wales" following our previous research with J Sainsbury's
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://leeds.gisruk.org/programme.html
 
Description GeoBusiness, Workshop - Research of highlights of Geospatial Data Processing and Big Data, May 27th 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tao Cheng participated in a workshop on space-time data. The event raised awareness of the projects she is involved with.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description GeoCom: Resilient Futures 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual flagship event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Geodemographic segmentation workshop (Heidelberg, Germany) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact About 25 students attended the workshop titled "Small area profiling through geodemographics", which also included computer practicals. I received positive feedback from the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://k1z.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2015/11/26/the-provenance-and-use-of-geospatial-big-data-paul-long...
 
Description Geodemographic segmentation workshop (University of Liverpool @ London, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My one-day workshop on geodemographic Segmentation and small area population data sold out, I received positive feedback following the event and a couple of attendees have kept in contact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=6011
 
Description Geodesign Conference and ESRI Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Visit to the HQ of ESRI Inc in Redlands California. I met with members of their Applications Programming Lab (APL) as well as participated in a number of workshops as part of the annual Geodesign Conference. This has provided the foundations for a number of ongoing collaborations with the company and a better awareness of the state of the art in digital mapping.

An invite for further collaboration with ESRI (a multibillion $ software company)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Geolytix flash talk (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk for Geolytix clients in the field of location planning on the future of retailing, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gloucester Citizen: Commuters exclusively using cars to work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article featured on-line, with a very specific take on one of our CDRC Maps detailing 'Travel to Work'. This generated local interest and as a result we received interest from researchers based within the local academic community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guardian Citites: How cities grow-the age of houses mapped 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of the CDRC Maps (Dwellings Age) utilised to track how cities grow. This article was available online and the number of hits to the maps.cdrc.ac.uk site went up tremendously.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guardian: Are you a constrained city dweller or a multicultural metropolitan? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CDRC Map featured in the Guardian on-line; this site has an extremely strong presence and as a result we received numerous queries as to the data behind the map as well as interest in future endeavours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Harvard Business Review: How the Data That Internet Companies Collect Can Be Used for the Public Good 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CDRC featured in the prestigious Harvard Business Review, in an article that positively detailed our work. This sparked interesting discussion and debate via social media channels (Twitter), an increase in web traffic to the CDRC's data portal and a number of external enquiries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://hbr.org/2018/01/how-the-data-that-internet-companies-collect-can-be-used-for-the-public-good
 
Description Hosted Society for Location Analysis meeting, London, promoted CDRC MSc dissertation scheme, training & capacity building activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted Society for Location Analysis meeting, London, promoted CDRC MSc dissertation scheme, training & capacity building activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How does competition impact grocery click and collect performance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 60 people attended my talk; it generated a number of discussions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2017
URL http://huckg.is/gisruk2017/GISRUK_2017_paper_42.pdf
 
Description ICSC Conference (Milan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on changes in UK retailing and shopping centres, drawing on ESRC research, to members of the Italian Council of Shopping CEntres at their annual conference in Milano.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IGU Applied Geography Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I attended the IGU Applied Geography Workshop (May 08-11, 2016, Rhodes, Greece) which is an annual international event where academics and practitioners attend in order to present and share their research and experiences. The presentation I gave was titled "Developing a small-area classification of built environment characteristics". I received valuable feedback for my research which was later developed into an academic paper and CDRC product.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ITV News online: Londoners methods of travel to work mapped in stunning interactive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article featured in ITV News online, where the CDRC 'Travel to Work' map was referenced. ITV news has a strong on-line presence; as a result of this we received follow on enquiries from other media houses as well as researchers' from academia making contact for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Innovate UK Future Retail Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds attends regular meetings of the UK Future Retail Working Group. Made up of 10-12 representatives of professional agencies, govt departments and universities, this forum provides an opportunity for information exchange and the development of funding and event proposals in the field of retail futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description International Festival for Business 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC showcased the service and research in an exhibit at the International Festival for Business, Liverpool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview on Digital Consumers, with Peter Warren, Future Intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Skype interview on Digital Consumers, with Peter Warren, Future Intelligence (for radio programme and magazine article)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Research Seminar by Leeds Big Data institue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 50 people joined the research seminar - "space-Time Analytics for Total Policing", which was well received as rated the best talk of the day event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited guest speaker: Founder of ESRI, Jack Dangermond lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Almost 100 delegates attended a talk by the ESRI founder Jack Dangermond, where I was invited to speak about the Consumer Data Research Centre and its key outputs to date. Post my talk the CDRC had an increased interest in its research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited opening keynote speaker, European Commission DG REGIO Workshop: 'How can Regional Policy Benefit from Big Data? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Here I spoke about the merits of Big Data to provide new insights for regional policy; I also referenced some of the key work of the Consumer Data Research Centre and some of its outputs since the grant started.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited opening keynote speaker: Smart Geospatial Expo, Seoul 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I delivered the keynote, where I discussed the work of the Consumer Data Research Centre and fielded questions by attendees, leading to a lengthy discussion and debate. The CDRC reported heightened enquiries post my presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited panellist and presenter at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference (AAG 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in San Francisco to debate and discuss various issues pertaining to Geography and the Consumer Data Research Centre, sparking questions and discussions about the CDRC. We witnessed an increase in enquiries post my panel session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk, First Transport for London Research Forum, Space-Time Analytics of Smart Card Data for an Improved Understanding of the City and Citizens, Sept, 11th 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tao Cheng delivered an invited talk at this event, whose participants included members of government and practitioners. Her talk covered aspects of all the major projects she is involved with (CPC, Retail Business Datasafe, STANDARD). The event raised awareness of the current research agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Italian Council of Shopping Centres (Consiglio Nazionale del Centri Commerciali), Retailer Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Attended and spoke at Italian Council of Shopping Centres (Consiglio Nazionale del Centri Commerciali), Retailer Day, Milan, 11th June. 'Innovation and the Future of Shopping Centres: International Perspectives and a special focus on UK'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cncc.it/save-the-date-cncc-retailer-day/
 
Description James Cheshire presented at the Data Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Less is More: Data Visualisations for Big Data'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jens Kandt and Paul Longley: 'Using big data to study urban and regional dynamics' at AAG 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attendees approx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Joint Society of Location Analysis/Society of Property Researchers evening professional development event (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PI chaired joint meeting between two professional associations representing property research and location analysis functions within firms. Approx 100 attendees heard several presentations around consumer data and business format implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote Roadshow: across key universities in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented at 8 key university departments across China on topics ranging from Crime, Consumer Data and Big Data. Each talk had over 100 delegates in attendance from the field of academia. The universities covered were: Southwest JiaoTong University, Wuhan University, Beijing University, Research Institutes of Chinese Academy of Geography, Electrons, Urban Planning, China Urban Planning, Ministry of Security. Since I also had the opportunity to meet with colleagues from across China I believe the discussions my presentations generated also influenced their own views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote at annual conference for Suomen Tukkukauppiaiden Liitto ry, Helsinki - Finnish Retailers & Wholesalers Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: Keynote at annual conference for Suomen Tukkukauppiaiden Liitto ry, Helsinki - Finnish Retailers & Wholesalers Associaton (100 attendees) "Navigating the New Retail Landscape"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote presentation at Kansai University Data Science Laboratory Data Science in Business' workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion over comparative experience with Japan and challenges in obtaining equivalent data to that presented.

Three specific opportunities for research collaboration identified.
Shared common concerns and solutions between Japanese data science lab and CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.ipcku.kansai-u.ac.jp/~yada/english/index.html
 
Description Keynote talk in JRC-NETTAR Cluster 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 50 participants coming from Europe, mostly working in JRC. I delivered a keynote - "Space-Time Analytics of Urban Mobility - People and Place".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nectar-eu.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NECTAR_JRC_big_data.pdf
 
Description Keynote: Space-Time Analytics for Consumers' Data, International workshop of Social Geocomputation, Wuhan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented to roughly 500 attendees from the field of academia in China; my keynote generated a lot of interest and there was a healthy debate among participants about the key points in my presentations. Additionally, my presentation was broadcast online so I believe the reach was far wider than the main attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote: Space-Time Analytics for Nature Hazards, International workshop on Data science for high impact weather and flood prediction, University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I presented to a large audience on the use of data science for high impact weather; with roughly 300 attendees my presentation garnered a lot of interest among colleagues and attendees alike. By presenting to delegates from key international universities my presentation generated interesting discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote: WGDC - Rise of Geospatial Big Data, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 6000 people attended for a keynote on the rise of Geospatial Big Data. With such a large number of delegates my keynote sparked a lot of interest and discussion on the role of GIS in research across national and international academic. Both during the event and after I was contacted by numerous attendees seeking further information and possibilities for collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of London Classification of Workplace Zones at GLA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact number of attendees unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Local Enterprise Partnership retail workshop (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Briefing to the Oxfordshire LEP on retail issues, focusing on retail real estate (and ESRC funded research). First time the LEP had convened a meeting on this topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description London R 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 100 people from businesses, retail and academia attended this event, part of an ongoing collaboration between the CDRC and Mango Solutions. The CDRC also exhibited, showcasing our research data and mapping interface. The event generated interesting discussion and debate amongst the attendees, and we received a number of requests for further information following the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description London R 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 100 delegates registered to attend the London R event, hosted by the CDRC at University College London (UCL). The event focused on a range of activities about the software 'R' and how best it can be applied to academic and other industries; this led to a significant discussion and debate about the merits of different types of software, and a number of attendees followed up by making enquiries about a range of CDRC's short courses e.g. Introduction to Python.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description London Student Conferences (Surrey, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A 1 hour presentation to A-Level students from colleges and 6th forms around Surrey and London. The aim of the presentation was to encourage students to take geography at University level, particularly quantitative methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.londonstudentconferences.com/lectures/geodemographics-and-big-data/
 
Description London: Aspects of Change presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation and panel as part of UCL's London: Aspects of Change event. Talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

None to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description London: The Information Capital - a mind-expanding look at city life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article called The Information Capital - a mind-expanding look at city life
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Manchester R User Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Approx 100 people attended the R-Ladies Take-over at the Manchester R User Group where I presented mymost recent methodologies. I proposed a discussion rather than a Q&A at the end and it generated a lively debate between both myself and the audience and within the audience. I found it extremely helpful to get feedback on my work and there were many requests for me to return and present my final results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mapping healthy places through consumer and public service data (Boston, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at AAG 2017 conference in Boston, USA on the 'Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards' data resource. The aim was to promote the data resource to a wide range of experts. We received lots of interest in the resource from academics and positive comments related to the open data approach adopted in our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media interest: WGDC - Rise of Geospatial Big Data, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I hosted a keynote at Beijing University about the 'Rise of Geospatial Big Data' in China and beyond. This attracted good attention from key print media outlets in China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media item: Dubai Eye Breakfast podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As a result of the Cluttons' Residential Mobility report, which featured key research by the CDRC, a number of interviews were held in the Middle East by the Head of Cluttons. In this podcast, he reached an international audience of over 1000 people, detailing the work of the CDRC and the findings the research generated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://dubaieye1038.com/podcast/cluttons-17-01-2018/
 
Description Media item: FT Life Arts: Why we've got the suburbs all wrong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of the CDRC's key maps was featured in the Financial Time's supplement FT Arts. The article received a number of interesting comments but also generated increased web traffic to CDRC Maps post the feature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media item: Featured in a popular blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A popular blog featured an article on the CDRC's then new 'online tutorial' feature. We received a number of hits to the page post it's release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media item: Mapped: London's best and worst broadband areas (City workers, look away now) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The CDRC's popular map detailing Broadband speeds across the UK featured in a London based print, City A.M. The CDRC witnessed an increase in web traffic post the article as well as contact from external persons wanting to know more about the nuances of the map and other CDRC work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cityam.com/267884/mapped-londons-best-and-worst-broadband-areas-city-workers
 
Description Media item: Skype interview on Digital Consumers with Future Intelligence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The CDRC's work on consumer data featured in a Skype interview delivered by one of our Co-investigators. The interview led to an increased number of enquiries to the CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media item: the parts of London with the fastest broadband - suburbs have superfast internet while densely populated urban areas lag behind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The CDRC created a map detailing broadband speeds across the UK. This was featured online, on one of the UK's most popular newspapers, the Evening Standard. The item itself received some interesting comments and the map had increased web traffic post the item.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/revealed-londons-fastest-areas-for-broadband-suburbs-h...
 
Description Media: Citylabs.com 'Mapping the Hotspots of Britain's surnames' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Citylabs.com are an American based media house looking to expand into the UK. This is the second time they have reffed one of my projects as part of their aim to expand. As a result of their feature the site was accessed by large numbers of users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: Daily Mail 'Where is YOUR surname from?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Popular national newspaper featured the Named site in their online newspaper. The feature article was located on the homepage, very near to the main headline story. As a result we witnessed a huge increase of traffic to the site and also received a significantly high volume of requests about names/surnames from members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: How the capital commutes: London map shows the flow of cars and bikes on city streets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Work by the CDRC featured in this popular nationally distributed magazine. The CDRC received heightened interest post the article and a number of online hits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-traffic-map-busy-congestion
 
Description Media: Joined UK Big Data Mission to China 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I Joined UK Big Data Mission to China 2017 and received letter of praise from the Department of International Trade. The mission involved a press conference with 25 leading Chinese publications, which led to over 240 Chinese big data companies for potential business leads. Additionally, over 50,000,000 media impressions and 3,000,000 RMB PR value 12 were generated through media activities. Publications such as Guizhou TV, China Daily, China News, Guizhou Daily, Xinhuanet.com, People.com, Huanqiu.com, ifeng.com, Caijing, Cbdio.com, Sohu and Sina all showed significant interest in the mission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media: Liverpool interview with BBC Breakfast producer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The CDRC featured in an interview detailing a project undertaken called Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH). Post the interview the CDRC witnessed a significant increase in web traffic and received a number of enquiries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media: Mirror Online 'Where does your surname originate from' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of the UK's most popular national newspapers featured the Named site online. As a result the site reported an increased number of hits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: Stuff.co.nz 'Where does your surname come from' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact New Zealand's popular online news portal featured the Named site; as a result I received significant follow up emails voicing interest in the project from academic, media and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: Sydney Morning Herald 'Where does your name come from? Website offers clues to origin of name' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of Australia's prominent media houses ran a feature article on the Named site, with references to another one of my names project. As a result I received a large volume of emails from international members of the public, interested in learning about their own surname.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: Telegraph Online 'Where does your surname come from - this simple search can tell you' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Telegraph Online featured the Named site; as a result we reported a huge surge in hits to the website as well as requests for further media appearances.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One of the CDRC's maps featured on the front page of this influential handbook. We received a number of enquiries post this feature, from schools and other related institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media: Wales Online - New map says our Sportsstars' surnames are more common in England than in Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Online coverage of the Named site - Wales Online is an online news resource targeted at the Wales population but has a far wider readership. This was one of the first online media references to the Named site and we subsequently received a large volume of hits to the site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media: online news item featured by the ESRC: Consumer data sheds new light on online shopping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) featured an article on key research of the Consumer Data Research Data (CDRC). This article reached an excellent audience of practitioners, students and industry persons. The impact of this article was noticeable in the interest generated post the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/consumer-data-sheds-new-light-on-onli...
 
Description Media:Kent & Sussex Courier 'Map reveals where your surname is most popular' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Local/regional coverage of the Named site by Kent's popular local online paper. As a result there was an increased traffic to the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media:Metro Online 'This map will show you where your surname is most popular in the UK' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Online coverage of the Named site - Metro Online is an online equivalent of the free newspaper distributed across London. This also has an excellent online readership across London. As a result of this feature we received significant media/research interest in our site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting at DCLG regarding Digital High Streets Health index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds, Singleton Meeting at DCLG re Digital High Streets Health index
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Delegates from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and China Industry Design Institute (CIDI), March 16th, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tao Cheng met with 2 visitors from Shanghai who represented Chinese policymakers to discuss aspects of space-time analytics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Professor Toshiyuki Yagahi (Hosei University Japan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jonathan Reynolds: meeting with Professor Toshiyuki Yagahi (Hosei University Japan) on retail big data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with delegates from DIDI Technology, China, March 22nd, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tao Cheng met with a delegation from the Chinese firm DIDI Technology. They discussed possible collaborations in the area of space-time analytics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NSF Mobility Workshop - University of Ohio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 50 acade