Consumer Data Research Support Service (CDRSS)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Geography

Abstract

This project will establish a unique Consumer Data Research Support Service (CDRSS) for the supply and provision of new forms of 'Big Data' which are emerging in consumer markets. Big Data are frequently characterised as being high in volume, variety and velocity. In other words the data are continually changing (for example traffic sensors may capture the position of individual vehicles which are rarely stationary); the data are diverse (for example relating to the demographic characteristics of people, their movement patterns, their lifestyles and attitudes, social networks); and simply large, so that for example it is possible to retain data over long time periods as computer storage has also expanded sufficiently to permit this in many situations.
Retail and consumer organisations have been leading the way in the creation and extraction of value from Big Data. For example Tesco has used data from its Clubcard scheme to profile its customers based on their shopping habits and expenditure patterns. This in turn has allowed the company to maintain a long-term competitive advantage in product development, promotion and store formatting and network development. Telecommunications providers are now processing billions of transactions each day as callers interact with mobile telephone cells and wireless devices.
The CDRSS will capitalise on the growing realisation that Big Consumer Data can provide unique insights into social science questions, for example relating to prosperity, deprivation and exclusion; physical movement and behaviour patterns; healthy living, crime, family activities and social networks. The CDRSS will:
* bring together diverse sources of consumer data for the first time within a secure environment;
* produce tools for the anonymisation, aggregation and analysis of big consumer data;
* develop flagship research projects which demonstrate the value of consumer data in research studies;
* create the means for widespread access to these data amongst academic research users;
* explore mechanisms for extending this engagement to business, government and the general public;
* make an important contribution to training and capacity-building in consumer data analytics, and in this way it will therefore have a significant positive effect on the quantitative skills gap in UK social science;
The CDRSS will interact with existing and proposed investments, for example in Administrative Data, Research Methods, and Social Media; but at the same time it will create unique resources and its own distinctive community of users.

Planned Impact

As well as the numerous academic benefits that will flow from the Centre we are confident that the research will have a wider impact on policy and practice, specifically for: policy-makers; Organisations (including business, public sector, industry associations and third sector); and the general public.

Where policy makers are concerned we will build on existing engagement activities and relationships with both national and local government to ensure that the fundamentally new knowledge derived from the Centre is made known and informs the policy agenda, policy formation and policy implementation. The outputs of the Centre will have relevance and application. Examples are in relation to the movement and mobility of people for Department of Transport, in relation to food consumption for Department of Health, in relation to drivers of consumption (e.g. ethics/sustainability, weather) for Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and in relation to consumer spending and credit for HM Treasury/Bank of England. The letter of support from Leeds and Partners indicates the level of enthusiasm of prospective partners for this type of work. As more and more data is sourced and analysts are able to make linkages and connections that are pertinent to smaller geographic areas to facilitate comparisons, this will be of interest to policy makers locally as well as national government.

Organisations that will benefit from involvement with the Centre are wide ranging and include: business (both data providers and others), public sector organisations, industry associations (e.g. British Retail Association), consumer bodies, and third sector non-profit organisations/charities. The various retail organisations will benefit because their data will be exploited as a resource in a somewhat different way to what it is currently used. Other organisations will benefit too. We aim to demonstrate that data collected about sales/customers can inform not only commercial but also social issues more generally For example, research on how consumption varies in urban and rural areas at different times of the year and in different weather conditions could inform local tourism strategies but also open up new commercial opportunities for businesses. Visitor patterns for a particular shopping area (e.g. the new Trinity shopping centre in Leeds which has been mapped by the PI and colleagues from mobile phone data) has commercial implications for the Trinity retailers and shopping centre managers as well as operational implications for local town centre managers and planners and public services (e.g. police, transport). As well as providing businesses with the opportunity to expand their Corporate Social Responsibility aims, the Centre will play a significant role in building capacity in analytics and big data analysis that will benefit both businesses and public sector organisations (see details below). There is also potential for the Centre to preserve legacy data from retail organisations that would otherwise be lost.

Lastly, are benefits for the public and communities more generally. Public understanding and support for the big data initiative is essential and the Centre will work with partners in the ESRC Big Data Network to support this aim and allay fears that may arise. This will involve a two-way communication process where information about the work of the Centre and the benefits derived from it is clearly communicated to the public and there is also wide opportunity for public feedback and consultation. By demonstrating how the data is used in aggregate, anonymised form and is capable of benefitting communities in new ways we expect broad interest and support.

Organisations

 
Title Internal Migration - Data Visualisations 
Description Series of graphic visualisations developed by Information and Graphic Designer, Herwig Scherabon. The posters visualize CDRC data from Whenfresh/Zoopla, providing the public with easy to understand visuals that convey the insights of the data on internal migration. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact We are currently awaiting approval from Whenfresh/Zoopla to release to the media/general public 
 
Description We stated three specific objectives as follows:
1. "To exploit existing connections, and to initiate, nurture and develop new relationships with data providers. This will lead to agreements for the sharing and re-use of specific data sets".
This objective has been fully realised. CDRC has established and maintained a meaningful dialogue with over 166 data partners, and this has led to data sharing agreements with approximately 30 organisations allowing widespread academic access (over 10,000 unique users) to novel data sets. Many other organisations have shared data bilaterally for a combination of intern projects, PhD research and MSc dissertations, which have in turn led to novel insights.
2. "To create a technical architecture which supports the delivery of data to a community of users".
CDRC has created a technical architecture which has been accredited under ISO27001 to allow safe data sharing within our organisation and across a network of users. The data has more than 600,000 page views within the CDRC portal and around 10,000 unique users. We have also developed a short course training programme that has trained over 1200 academic, public and private sector individuals in over 56 training courses, encompassing programming for data science and application of data analytics to mobility, consumption and health domains.
3. "To generate a portfolio of research exemplars, comprising both thematic programmes as well as more focused projects The research will be disseminated both nationally and internationally in the usual way".
Wide-ranging research outputs have been produced from two thematic programmes - or 'driver projects' - identified in our original proposal as 'mobility' and 'ethical consumption'. A third driver project in 'healthy lifestyles' was later added and developed in equal prominence to the other two. The data have also been deployed in other disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology and psychology, for example through our Innovation Fund projects which have also encouraged access from ten partner universities/ Institutes outside the core CDRC network. The work has been disseminated to a global audience through more than 300 journal papers and conference presentations.
Exploitation Route We are undertaking projects with many commercial and government partners and through a network of academic collaborations.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),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

URL http://www.cdrc.ac.uk
 
Description Our programme has had substantial impact on: i) Commercial users: the data sharing agreements which we have initiated have allowed more than 30 commercial organisations to share data with over 100 academic users. Many other PhD projects and MSc dissertations have led to specific analysis and in many cases academic publication of commercial case studies. ii) Government: our work has been reported back to diverse organisations including Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, DfT, Scottish Government and through local partnerships with e.g. Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Transport for Greater Manchester. We have also advised internationally e.g. to German Data Forum, Sloan Foundation, NSF, hosting visits from Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission, Nordic-Baltic Fintech Trade Delegation, and National Bureau of Statistics (People's Republic of China). iii) Public e.g. through our role in supporting and promoting the Leeds Digital Festival with training and engagement events, now covering two weeks in April, and through our work to promote public appreciation of big data opportunities e.g. through the LifeInfo study, and Be Curious events. iv) Research & Innovation: the intern programme which has been developed since 2016 has provided a means to support 29 projects so far, spanning several disciplines and commercial/ government partners from Transport Systems Catapult, Burberry, Sky Betting & Gaming and Sainsbury's to Improbable. Many of our interns have gone on to secure jobs at these or similar companies, and one went on to win an international award for research excellence for her work on detecting hate crime through social media channels. CDRC at Leeds has also developed the National Propensity to Cycle Tool (NPCT) as a result of work with the Department of Transport. The interactive web based tool was launched in July 2015 and is aimed at planners tasked with prioritising where to invest to best realise uptake of cycling. The model not only provides insight into where cycling has the greatest potential to grow, but also calculates resulting societal benefits.The method has already attracted significant interest from local authorities around the country including those at Liverpool and Leeds. http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/research/modelling/npct-tool/#sthash.sGcklVMC.dpuf. The 2017-18 Innovation Fund scheme and funding enabled CDRC to support 10 unique research projects on topics with real-world applications as wide-ranging as FixMyStreet: Micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality, one of the outputs of which is a website with maps of local authority defects like fly-tipping, where anyone may search for most-reported issues in their locality; to Investigating Domestic Energy Efficiency Data, which has led to the deposit of an EPC error database with the CDRC data store.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Environment,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Advanced R for spatial data analysis Training Short Course - May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Advances in Poverty Modelling using Microsimulation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact ...
 
Description An Introduction to ArcGIS Training Short Course - 23rd-24th Jan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description An Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS (Vector) Training Short Course - 15th Feb
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description An Introduction to Small Area Classification Training Short Course -12th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description ArcGIS for Transport Training Short Course - 11th-12th May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description ArcGIS for Transport Training Short Course - 21st-22nd Jan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description ArcGIS for Transport Training Short Course - 23rd-24th Jan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Associating food environments with obesity?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.tcpa.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=f5e87fe2-c146-48b6-8a67-c7426fd77e4d
 
Description Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Social Science - 21st May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Social Science Research Training Short Course - 20th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Building Simple Smartphone Application without coding - 19th April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Building Simple Smartphone Applications without coding - 23rd April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum - Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CDRC Data Partner Forum was designed for existing and potential data partners and interested academics to engage with current and future consumer data research initiatives through the ESRC's Consumer Data Research Centre. The day was led by Professors Mark Birkin, Paul Longley and Jonathan Reynolds. The Poster Presentation session was to engage the existing and potential data partners on the projects being fulfilled at the different CDRC nationwide centers. The poster I presented was titled Infilling Missing Values in Consumer Big Data.
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/datapartnerforum/
 
Description CDRC Engagement Event - Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The poster presentation was part of the CDRC introductory events. The aim was to engage with and introduce other CDRC centers that are co-sponsored by the ESRC. The poster presentation session was to enable members of the public to engage with CDRC to understand the range of data solutions and projects planned in the CDRC. During the poster presentation I engaged with members of the public as part of an enlightenment exercise about the importance of CDRC as a data provider for research and the essence of the projects, specifically the urban mobility and movement patterns project.
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/
 
Description Data Analytics:Opportunities and Challenges for UK and US Research - Report of the UK-US Data Analytics Workshop
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Daytime Population Movements Training Short Course - 5th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Evidence to Social Media Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Policy recommendations to government regarding privacy and commercial exploitation of social media data and real-time analytics.
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Explaining Trump and Brexit using Tidy Data Graphics Training Short Course
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GIS for Crime Data Analytics - 19th October 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/gis-for-crime-data-analytics/
 
Description GIS for Social Sciences (Raster) - 19th-20th May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GIS for Transport Applications Training Short Course - 14th April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GIS for Transport Studies Training Short Course (April 7th-8th)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GIS for Transport Training Short Course (14th-15th April)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Intermediate R and the basics of R as a GIS Training Short Course - May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS Training Short Course - 17th-18th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS Training Short Course - 19th March
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS Training Short Course - 1st-2nd Feb
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS Training Short Course - 2nd-3rd June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS training course
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-arcgis/
 
Description Introduction to Basics in Smartphone Application Development for Data Collection Purposes Training short Course - 15th Dec
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Forecasting in R Training Short Course - 6th Nov
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications - 15th October 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-gis-and-spatial-analysis-for-retail-applications/
 
Description Introduction to GIS for Social Scientists Training Short Course - 15th Dec
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Python for Data Analytics - 1st-2nd November 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/python-for-spatial-analytics/
 
Description Introduction to Python training - 10th May 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-python/
 
Description Introduction to QGIS - 29th October 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-qgis-3/
 
Description Introduction to QGIS Training Short Course - 17th-18th March
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to QGIS Training Short Course - 30th Nov
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to QGIS Training Short Course - 3rd-4th Oct
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R - 3rd December 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/programming-short-course-in-r/
 
Description Introduction to R Training Short Course - 15th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R Training Short Course - 16th April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R Training Short Course - 16th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R Training Short Course - 3rd April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R and Rstudio Training Short Course - 25th Jan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R for Spatial Data Analysis Training Short Course - 26th Jan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R with data pre-processing and visualisation Training Short Course - 7th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Spatial Microsimulation Using R Training Short Course - 28th-29th May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Spatial Microsimulation using R Training Short Course - 18th-19th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Spatial Microsimulation using R Training Short Course - 8th-9th May
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Spatial analysis for public health researchers Training Short Course - 17th Feb
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to Spatial analysis for public health researchers Training Short Course - 20th Oct
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introductory R for Spatial Analysis - 12th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introductory R for Spatial Analysis Training Short Course - 10th Nov
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introductory R for Spatial Analysis Training Short Course - 16th March
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Mark Birkin and Michelle Morris spoke at workshop on obesity at the Scottish Parliament 30th October 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Mark Birkin, Michelle Morris and Paul Gately spoke at Parliamentary workshop on childhood obesity, 29th June 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Molly Asher - 2016/17 Intern project assessing the effectiveness of the e-petition procedure through Twitter conversations with House of Commons
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description R for Big Data Training Short Course - 17th-18th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description R for Spatial Analysis Training Short Course - 6th Oct
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description R for Transport Applications: Exploring Big Data in a Spatial World - 26th-27th April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description R for Transport Applications: Handling Big Data in Spatial World Training Short Course - 26th-27th April
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Research Mentioned 3 times in a Parliamentary Debate in the House of Commons
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The impacts are described by Roger Geffen, Policy Director of the CTC, below: "Robin, James Just so say a huge thank you once again for an excellent and really timely piece of work. Just checking that you've seen that The Times referred to your work, both in a news article and in an editorial: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article4238059.ece and http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article4237832.ece? It also got mentions in the debate speeches by Ian Austin, Ben Bradshaw and Julian Huppert: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays- commons-debates/read/unknown/466/ So, really well done - and I owe you a serious thank-you at some point! Be in touch. Roger"
URL https://theconversation.com/hint-of-proper-funding-for-cycling-but-we-must-fight-for-it-with-evidenc...
 
Description Research that helped to force the government's hand to pass the Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Strategy (CWIS)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This research was instrumental in the passage of the CWIS amendment to the Infrastructure Bill through the House of Commons: "On the eve of Monday 26 January cycling in the UK reached a turning point, as a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy was voted into the Infrastructure Bill by the House of Commons. The vote came less than a week after CTC unveiled new research by Leeds University showing that, if England were to meet the targets for increased cycle use by 2050 as proposed in the parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' report, this would yield economic benefits worth £248bn between now and then. The Get Britain Cycling report proposed raising cycle use from 2% of trips at present, to 10% (below German levels) by 2025 and to 25% (nearly Dutch levels) by 2050." The report mentioned was written by myself and Fiona Crawford (Institute for Transport Studies). Source: http://www.ctc.org.uk/news/20150128-cycling-walking-investment-strategy-agreed
URL http://www.ctc.org.uk/news/20150128-cycling-walking-investment-strategy-agreed
 
Description Small Area Geodemographics Training Short Course - 6th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Spatial Analytics for Public Health Researchers - 24th Oct
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics - 28th January 2019
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/spatial-modelling-for-retail-analytics/
 
Description Statistical Methods for Geographers and Social Scientists Training Short Course - 16th Dec
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Summer School - Causal Inference with observational data; challenges and pitfalls - 9th-13th July 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/summer-school-causal-inference-with-observational-data-challenges-and-...
 
Description Summer School in Spatial Modelling - 21st-27th July
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Summer School on Spatial Modelling - 3rd-10th Sept
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Summer School: Advanced Modelling Strategies: challenges and pitfalls in robust causal inference with observational data - 17th-20th July
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Tableau Workshop Training Short Course - 22nd Feb
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Tableau Workshop Training Short Course - 8th Feb
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description The University of Leeds, EU EMPOWER project and ESRC HABITS project hosted a workshop with Cabinet Office on:New and Emerging Data Forms - Ethical Guidance (11th December 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://empowerproject.eu/articles/workshop-new-emerging-data-forms-ethical-guidance
 
Description Using Quantum GIS Training Short Course - 19th-20th June
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Additional capital funding
Amount £77,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L011891/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2016
 
Description Alan Turing Institute - Fellows and Turing sponsored projects
Amount £399,768 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Alan Turing Institute fellowship
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description BRIDGE (University of Birmingham)
Amount £13,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Bringing the Social City to the Smart City
Amount £232,909 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R007918/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description CDRC
Amount £1,261,204 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S007164/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2024
 
Description CRUK Programme
Amount £3,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 107888 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description Catch! Citizens at the City's Heart
Amount £1,150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Centre for Doctoral Training in New Forms of Data
Amount £2,011,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P000401/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2023
 
Description Colorectal Cancer Intelligence Network
Amount £3,400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Consumer Data Research Support Service (CDRSS)
Amount £5,250,043 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L011891/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 02/2020
 
Description Creating a UK Colorectal Cancer Intelligence Hub - Supported by the Bobby Moore Fund
Amount £3,239,906 (GBP)
Funding ID 23706 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description Data Analytics and Society CDT Industrial Strategy 2017
Amount £344,368 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R501062/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description DataStream: Centre for Doctoral Training in New Forms of Data
Amount £2,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC Collaborative studentship
Amount £28,161 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description ESRC Industrial Strategy PhD studentships within the Data Analytics and Society Centre for Doctoral Training
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESRC Industrial Strategy PhD studentships within the Data Analytics and Society Centre for Doctoral Training
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network
Amount £93,376 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC Seminar Series
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description H2020 research and innovation action
Amount € 4,898,621 (EUR)
Funding ID 636249 - EMPOWER 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
Amount £10,877 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Mistral: Multi-scale Infrastructure Transitions Analytics
Amount £5,350,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N017064/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Network Studentship
Amount £170,745 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description New and Emerging Data Forms
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P01139X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description PigSustain: Intensification of the UK Pig Industry
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N020790/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
 
Description Provision of Research Programme into Cycling: Propensity to Cycle ref: RM5019 SO7766 Phase 2
Amount £59,657 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Q-Step
Amount £718,980 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2018
 
Description Quanticode: Quantitative Encoding of Longitudinal Data
Amount £980,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N013980/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Responsive mode impact fund
Amount £12,853 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description SPENSER - Synthetic Population Estimation and Scenario Projection Model
Amount £464,632 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Starting Grant
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 757455 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2022
 
Description System-science Informed Public Health and Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease Prevention (the SIPHER Consortium)
Amount £6,926,748 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S037578/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2024
 
Description The Alan Turing Institute - Urban Analytics Programme
Amount £8,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 11/2018 
 
Description The Role of Big Data in Addressing the Determinants of Non-communicable Diseases in the Ageing Era
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Worldwide Universities Network 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Transformative Routemapping for Urban Environments (TRUE)
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P001785/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Transforming Urban Simulation Methods through Real-Time Data Assimilation
Amount £105,351 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Turing fellowship
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description UK Data Service Data Impact Fellowship Scheme
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Data Service 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Understanding bowel cancer in people aged less than 50 years - investigating changes to the microbiome
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 18PT0011 
Organisation Bowel Cancer UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 05/2020
 
Description University of Birmingham Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £13,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description University of Leeds Seed Corn Funding for social Science/STEM Collaborations
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund Fellowship
Amount £20,846 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Worldwide Universities Network 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 12/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Title Ethical guidance on new and emerging data forms 
Description Guidelines for a range of stakeholders on the ethics of handling new and emerging data forms in transport. The guidelines were developed jointly with the EMPOWER project and form the basis for a joint workshop with the cabinet office. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The guidelines formed a basis for a training workshop with a range of city stakeholders from the UK and Europe. The participating stakeholders reported that they had adjusted their written policies and consent forms and also amended their internal data handling procedures. 
URL https://empowertoolkit.eu/ethics/
 
Title National Propensity to Cycle Tool (NPCT) 
Description Method and software to identify where active travel has the most potential to grow, to inform new infrastructure at the local level. Funded by the Department for Transport, the tool has potentially global impacts. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Requests to do contract work for Surrey and Hackney Councils; requests to demonstrate the work at Leeds City Council. 
URL https://github.com/npct/pct
 
Title Active Inspiration 
Description The dataset comprises primarily the activity data, which includes activity episodes recorded in the app or from fitness trackers and comprises pseudonymised data at the user level. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 2 research applications to use this data set. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/active-inspiration-activity-data
 
Title Acxiom 
Description Data includes average income and household information including age, tenure and household size in each geographical area 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 9 research applications to use this data set 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/acxiom-small-area-income-data
 
Title Airbnb Property Rentals and Reviews 
Description The dataset includes (from the years 2012-2018): Total historical data (monthly and daily listing performance) for London, UK and Leeds, UK Total host data for London, UK and Leeds, UK Property data for London, UK and Leeds, UK Total review data for London, UK and Leeds, UK 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 5 research applications to access this dataset. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/airdna-property-rentals-and-reviews
 
Title Bike Citizens 
Description Anonymised cyclist movement data in GPX format by users of the "Bike Citizens" app in London. 100 metres from the start and end of each route have been cut to provide anonymisation. The Bike Citizens app uses the know-how of bike couriers. The bike app is specifically designed for the needs of cyclists in cities. It favours cycle paths and side streets and avoids busy main streets. Data are provided in a GPX track file containing latitude, longitude, elevation and horizontal dilution of precision at multiple points along the track. The distance covered and the duration are provided for each track. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 3 research applications to use this data set. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/bike-citizens-cyclist-movement-data
 
Title Call Credit 
Description A wide range of consumer postcode classifications. These segmentation systems are supplied under license and are delivered as postcode directories. For each system, each postcode in the country has a classification code attached. These postcode labels can be used to segment, code and profile customer files for analysing the characteristics of customers and responders. The CAMEO Analysis Suite provides the six CAMEO Classifications with a wealth of expanded data variables provided as postcode indicators for analysing and segmenting customer databases. These datasets include: ? CAMEO UK Analysis providing additional data on demographics, household composition, lifestage, economic activity and tenure. ? CAMEO Financial Analysis providing data on county court judgement activity. ? CAMEO Income Analysis providing additional data on directors, millionaires, social class, occupation, presence of mortgage and house size. ? CAMEO Investor Analysis providing additional data on shareholdings in terms of shares held, value of shares and number of companies invested in. ? CAMEO Unemployment Analysis providing additional data on economic inactivity. ? CAMEO Property Analysis providing additional data on house age, household density, council tax band, location and housing type. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 4 research applications to use these data sets 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/cameo-postcode-directories
 
Title EPC error database 
Description This EPC database is an open database describing building characteristics and energy efficiency for homes in the the UK. This version of the database includes flags for EPC entries that are likely incorrect. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database was only recently created, but is expected to create considerable impact when published. 
 
Title Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) 
Description 15 data sets - The Ethical Consumer Markets Report has been produced annually by Ethical Consumer (ECRA) since 1999 and aims to provide a barometer on ethical spending in the UK. This is the report for 2001, and is published in partnership between the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre and ECRA. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/ethical-consumer-markets-report-uk
 
Title GeoUniq 
Description GeoUniq is a location analytics company which leverages mobile apps as a data source. Thanks to their location Software Development Kit (SDK), they collect more than 100 positions/device/day, in real-time. They can then use collected positions for doing three kinds of analysis: Geo-Behavioural user profiling POI audience analysis Pattern analysis GeoUniq's analyses are being used by customers from several industries, such as retail, real-estate, out-of-home advertising, banks and insurance etc. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact na 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/geouniq-location-data-series
 
Title Geoindex based on the JISC UK Web Domain Dataset 
Description This is the expansion of the Geoindex data that the British Library has initially constructed for the 1996-2010 period. The British Library has now expanded these data to the 2011-2013 period for the needs of our project. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is the very beginning of our project, so no notable impacts can be identified yet. 
URL http://www.webarchive.org.uk/datasets/ukwa.ds.2/geo/2011-201304/
 
Title Heart Research UK 
Description Heart Research UK conduct employee health surveys for companies that wish to support their staff in adopting healthy lifestyles. The de-identified data from these surveys is available through collaboration between the CDRC and HRUK. The dataset contains the below listed items collected from 5,951 people from 109 organisations, between 2007 and 2015 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 2 research application to use this data set 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/hruk-staff-health-survey-data
 
Title MIAC 
Description 1. Monthly House Price Index covering the UK split by Land Registry defined property types (All, Detached, Semi-detached, Terraced, Flat): Country (GB, England & Wales, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) Regions (ONS defined) County/Local Authority London Borough This equates to 940 time series; 6 Country, 9 Region, 140 County and 33 London Borough, each with 5 property type combinations. Each series includes the following output: Month Average property price Index value Index multiple Monthly Delta (% change monthly) Annual Delta (% change annually) Confidence bands for property values (using +/- 1 and 2 standard deviations) This data series starts at 1995 for England and Wales and 2003 for Scotland. 2. Monthly Rental Index covering the UK split by number of beds (0, 1, 2, 3, >3, All): Country (UK (with/without London), England (with/without London), Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) Regional County London Borough This equates to circa 1,128 time series; 7 countries, 9 regions, 139 Counties and 33 London Boroughs each with 6 bed combinations (as above). Each series includes the following output: Month Rental value Index value Index multiple Monthly Delta (% change monthly) Annual Delta (% change annually) Confidence bands for rental values (Percentiles) This data series starts at 2012. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact na 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product/miac-collateral-rental-data-series
 
Title Micro-level transport-health interactions model 
Description The model takes new mobile phone location data (Track and Trace data) to calculate individual exposure to activity and pollutant related health burdens arising from travel choices. The model is also able to calculate an equity outcome for the resultant health burdens. The model has significantly adapted an existing macro level model of transport-health (ITHIM). 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model is still under further development and hasn't yet been made available to others. The background input data is not publicly available. 
 
Title Otley BID 
Description This dataset has been provided by Otley Business Investment District (BID), an investment scheme for local businesses based in Otley, West Yorkshire. The data is an hour-by-hour account of footfall for four separate locations around Otley. Each site contains a sensor - typically by the ground-floor or first-floor window - which counts the distinct number of devices detected by nearby wireless-enabled devices. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact na 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/otley-bid-footfall-data
 
Title Synthetic Population 
Description This synthetic population contains individual level data from England and Wales, generated from the 2011 census data. Individual row level data is available for MSOA geography. A description of the variables in the dataset is attached. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 2 research applications to use this data set. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/synthetic-population
 
Title UK Womens Cohort Study 
Description The UK Women's Cohort Study is one of the largest cohort studies investigating associations between diet and cancer in the UK. It was established in 1995 with the aim of investigating links between diet and health. A large cohort of over 35,000 middle aged women has been created encompassing a wide range of different eating patterns, including diets currently of interest to research into protection against cancer and coronary heart disease. Women in the cohort are health conscious with only 11% current smokers and 58% taking dietary supplements. 28% of the subjects self-report being vegetarian and 1% vegan. Participants are regularly followed up to study the effects of different food and nutrient intakes on long-term health outcomes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact na 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/uk-womens-cohort-questionnaire-data
 
Title Whenfresh 
Description 1. This data relates to property rentals and associated migration within the England and Wales for 2014 and 2015. It covers 0.5m rental listings from major England and Wales property portals. It has been corroborated with land registry sales and Royal Mail re-directions to produce a hindsight data view of: Listings for Rent; Transactions recorded; Rental Dates; Destination postcodes 2. This data relates to property transactions and associated migration within the England and Wales for 2014 and 2015. It covers 1.8m property listings from major England and Wales property portals. It has been corroborated with land registry sales and Royal Mail re-directions to produce a hindsight data view of: Listings for Sale; Transactions recorded; Move Dates evidenced; Destination postcodes 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 14 research applications to use these data sets 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/product?q=whenfresh&sort=name+asc
 
Title YouGov 
Description This dataset contains survey data collected and analysed by YouGov plc between 27/7/15 and 27/7/16. Data on the following subjects is available: ? Supermarket shopping behaviours ? Attitudes to sustainability, environmental issues and food ? Food-related behaviours ? Commuting The Data is also separated along the following lines: • Location • Age • Gender • Social Demographic 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CDRC has received 5 research applications to use this data set 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/yougov-survey-data
 
Title YouGov 
Description Updated data set for 2018-2019 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New data set, already 1 application to use the dataset in conjunction with supermarket data to find those areas of the country that are least served by supermarkets i.e. delivery service. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/yougov-survey-data
 
Description Asda Sustainable Business team 
Organisation Asda Stores Limited
Department Sustainability at Asda
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided data analysis to Asda sustainability decision-making on green marketing and product development. Focused on dairy and poultry categories. Developed national Every Day Expert questionnaires every quarter 2012-16 on consumer attitudes and behaviour on sustainability issues with panel of 20,000 customers.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and use of Insight consumer panel.
Impact Journal papers in writing.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Bike Citizens - data partner 
Organisation Bike Citizens
PI Contribution Bike Citizens data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Anonymised cyclist movement data in GPX format by users of the "Bike Citizens" app in London
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bounts - Data partner 
Organisation Bounts Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bounts data has been made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Bounts is a fitness app and activity data has been made available via the CDRC data store
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Description British Library - expansion of the Geoindex 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided a theoretical and analytical framework to utilse the JISC UK Web Domain Dataset and the derived Geoindex data in a meaningful geographical research.
Collaborator Contribution Expanded the Geoindex for the years 2011-2013 and publish it freely online
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration which involves geographers, data analysts and archivists. This is the very beginning of our project, so no further outputs can be identified
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC Internship (Allan Jard) - Physical activity and sleep of 100 000 people, with data partner UK Biobank (2016/17) 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Intern Allan Jard worked in partnership with UK Biobank to complete a project to better understand physical activity and sleeping patterns in a cohort of 100,000 people. Intern utilised UK Biobank data. Dr Law was the internship supervisor and is on the Wellcome-funded UK Biobank Activity Expert Group, with membership of the Sleep Working Group. An important focus is to build a resource that can explore questions about how sleep may affect clinical and health outcomes. The aim of this project will be to develop and validate methods/algorithms for using UK Biobank accelerometry data to estimate sleep and wake periods. In addition to the biostatistical expertise provided by Dr Law, the work will be done in close collaboration with Dr Eleanor Scott a clinical expert in sleep/circadian rhythms and cardiometabolic disease (Dr Eleanor Scott). This is a unique opportunity for LIDA, as very few large scale epidemiological studies collect objective measures of sleep/activity.
Collaborator Contribution UK Biobank provided the data for this internship. Between 2013-2016 UK Biobank invited participants to wear a wrist-worn accelerometer to measure 7-day activity, with over 103,000 datasets collected.
Impact The initial output was the development of the sleep and activity measures for quantifying accelerometer data within UK Biobank. These can be used as a key resource for other sleep researchers as part of the UK biobank. In view of the size of the dataset, the complexity and depth of the accelerometer data that will be obtained, and its potential value to sleep and activity researchers, we anticipate that these results will be published in a high impact journal.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Bethan Swift) - Investigating factors behind low or zero household recycling rates in Leeds - Leeds City Council 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intern worked in partnership with LCC and the University of Leeds Sustainability team to complete a project to better understand the areas of the City with very low or zero household recycling. Intern utilised LCC data and conducted attitudinal surveys to better understand the issues and to identify the most successful interventions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council provided funding, data and joint supervision.
Impact An interactive visualisation tool is currently being developed for use by Leeds City Council. The tool will display recycling rates in each of the Leeds Wards and provide advice for people living in those wards to increase their recycling rates.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Charlotte Sturley) - Real time simulation of daily travel patterns - Catch! (Transport Systems Catapult) 
Organisation Transport Systems Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project designed to answer the following questions: How can crowd-sourced smartphone application data be used to better understand individuals spatial and temporal movement patterns? Can the behaviours observed in the sample of app users be scaled up to city level? Do behaviour patterns vary by person type? Age Gender Socio-economic group
Collaborator Contribution Overall data project partner for this internship is Catch! Data Partners: Transport Systems Catapult University of Glasgow (Urban Big Data Centre) University of Leeds (Consumer Data Research Centre) - also provided supervision from Prof Mark Birkin, Dr Robin Lovelace, Prof Susan Grant-Muller and Dr Nikee Groot.
Impact A methodology for generating a synthetic population of individuals from Census tables for any Local Authority area. A process for linking a synthetic population to crowdsourced mobile app data. A microsimulation model for the case study area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Ed Berry) - Identifying problem gamblers - SkyBet 
Organisation Sky Betting & Gaming
PI Contribution Supervised by Richard Mann, this internship is a collaboration with Sky Bet in order to explore their data on problem gamblers in order to identify risks.
Collaborator Contribution Sky Bet are contributing to this internship with their data in order to identify problem gamblers.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC Internship (Jamie Peterson) - Multi-scale infrastructure systems analytics in collaboration with the ITRC MISTRAL project 
Organisation UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium
PI Contribution This internship supported the work of ITRC Mistral by examining multi-scale infrastructure systems, with the goal to provide models and evidence to influence the planning and design of national infrastructure, such as: Transport, Water Supply, Waste water, Energy, Digital communications and Waste.
Collaborator Contribution This internship was supported by ITRC MISTRAL and fed into their ongoing work to ensure that its research is taken up and used to improve the resilience of infrastructure systems in the UK and further afield. The ITRC MISTRAL academic partners include the universities of Oxford, Newcastle, Southampton, Cardiff, Cambridge, and Sussex. ITRC's external partners are from across the infrastructure community. It works with infrastructure providers, investors and associated businesses, but also talks to policy makers and the organisations that are supporting the sector, including encouraging innovation. This includes the external partners listed here: http://www.itrc.org.uk/about-us/partners/#.WqjkMWrFKUk.
Impact No known outputs.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Katie Nicol Baines) - Linking nutritional intake of phytosterols with breast cancer outcomes: a spatial microsimulation approach - Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust 
Organisation Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This 16 week internship will take a two stage format: stage 1 - training; stage 2 - applied research. Skills learnt during the training stage (1) will be demonstrated during the applied research element (2). Stage 1 - Training The first two weeks of the project will be comprised of self-directed learning. Support and guidance will be available from Michelle and James as required. Primary learning materials will be as follows: • Book: Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users ed's Tanton and Edwards • Book chapter: Birkin et al: Using census data in microsimulation modelling • Familiarisation with the National Diet and Nutrition Survey • Familiarisation with PPM+ http://www.slideshare.net/TonyShannon1/nhs-england-open-source-event-tony-shannon-open-platform) Support acquiring and working with clinical data from PPM+ will be provided by the LIDA Data Services team. Stage 2 - Applied research The remainder of the project will consist of applied research and writing up of findings. The student will join an already established project which utilizes microsimulation methods to understand diet and health outcomes. The student will: a) Identify phytosterol or oxidized cholesterol rich foods in the NDNS b) link these nutritional data from the NDNS to synthetic population for Leeds c) link breast cancer outcomes to the synthetic dataset d) investigate associations between sterol intake and breast cancer outcomes cross-sectionally in this dataset
Collaborator Contribution Data sources used: • Breast cancer outcomes and chemotherapy treatments in PPM+ data (available via the MRC Medical Bioinformatics Centre). • Synthetic population for all Leeds residents at small area geography level (available via the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre). This is CDRC 'safeguarded' data and will be subject the RAG approval. • Nutritional records reported in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) which will be appended to the synthetic population for Leeds
Impact No outputs reported as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Michael Adcock) - Creating a vulnerability score for the UK adult population - REaD Group 
Organisation REaD Group Ltd
PI Contribution Supervised by Nik Lomax, this internship is a collaboration with REaD Group in order to create a vulnerability score for the UK adult population.
Collaborator Contribution REaD Group are collaborating with the CDRC by providing data for this internship.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC Internship (Molly Asher) - Petition Parliament Debates on Twitter - Petitions Committee (UK Parliament Committee) 
Organisation House of Commons
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The CDRC intern contributed to a pilot study in preparation for an ESRC grant application/ESRC project on the effectiveness of the UK Parliament's e-petitions system with the goal to determine whether e-petitions have led to a rise in trust in parliament, the development of new engagement with parliament and/or policy changes. The main output of the internship project was Python (and some R) code scripts together with a technical documentation/report to be used and extended in the ESRC project (provided it is funded).
Collaborator Contribution Joint supervision and provision of data for pilot study
Impact Pilot study led to a ESRC White Rose DTP Collaborative Studentship to further the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Natacha Chenevoy) - Monitoring hate crime and community tensions through innovative social media analysis, in collaboration with Lancashire Police 
Organisation Lancashire Police Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intern worked in partnership with Lancashire Police Service to complete a project to monitor hate crime and community tensions, using innovative social media analysis. Intern utilised Lancashire Police data for the study. Supervised by Carly Lightowlers and Nick Malleson. The overarching research question is: can the analysis of social media data provide an insight into changing community tensions and hate crime? This question will be addressed through two objectives. The first objective will be to determine whether the language of used in social media might be indicative of strong or weak community relations. It will begin with simple keyword-based analysis of the social media data, moving on to more nuanced natural language processing. The second objective will be to overlay alternative data sources that might supplement and validate the text analysis such as demographic statistics, the index of multiple deprivation, voting records, smart phone mobility data, etc., as well as routinely captured police hate crime data. This work will serve to scope the potential use of social media data for monitoring community tensions and hate crime alongside routine secondary data sources. The findings are thought to offer valuable insights into monitoring and developing effective policing strategies around hate crime and community policing.
Collaborator Contribution Lancashire Police Service provided the data for this internship, specifically police recorded hate crime data. Delivery of these data was agreed by Lancashire and South Yorkshire Constabularies and LIDA has adequate facilities to store the data (it already houses data provided by West Yorkshire Police for another project lead by the supervisors).
Impact Natasha has been nominated for an international award (IALEIA Award for Excellence) by Lancashire Police Service for the quality of her research and is due to collect this in 2018 from the awarding body in Los Angeles, US.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC Internship (Ryan Ritchie) - Investigating the potential future size and configuration of the ATM network across the UK - LINK Scheme Ltd 
Organisation Link Scheme Holdings Ltd
PI Contribution Supervised by Chris Duley, this internship is a collaboration with LINK in order to investigate the potential future size and configuration of the ATM network across the UK, using LINK data.
Collaborator Contribution LINK Scheme Ltd are collaborating on the internship by sharing data and will use any outcomes of the research to inform their business plan.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 009: North Yorkshire Council 
Organisation North Yorkshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to Acxiom data for project 009: The Director of Public Health Annual Report for North Yorkshire
Collaborator Contribution Submitted an application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom data for project 009: The Director of Public Health Annual Report for North Yorkshire. The project required a highly aggregated level of data, therefore with the agreement of the data partner, the CDRC data scientists analysed the data on behalf of NYCC and provided highly aggregated outputs.
Impact Approved and completed CDRC User application 009.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 010: Looking at the redevelopment around Elephant and Castle and the associated movement of people in and out of the area/ changes in property purchases - Whenfresh/Zoopla (25/05/2016) 
Organisation Emu Analytics Ltd
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 010 - Looking at the redevelopment around Elephant & Castle and the associated movement of people in and out of the area/ changes in property purchases. Application rejected by CDRC on commercial grounds.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh and Zoopla data for project 010 - Looking at the redevelopment around Elephant & Castle and the associated movement of people in and out of the area/ changes in property purchases. Application rejected by CDRC on commercial grounds.
Impact Rejection of CDRC user application 010.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 015: Transport and Land Value Uplift (received 08/07/2016) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh and Zoopla data for project 015 - Transport and Land Value Uplift. Application was withdrawn before being passed to CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh and Zoopla data for project 015 - Transport and Land Value Uplift. Application withdrawn however.
Impact None.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 016 - Developing a dynamic risk model for temporally clustered crime series (12/07/2016) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom data for project 016 - Developing a dynamic risk model for temporally clustered crime series. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom data for project 016 - Developing a dynamic risk model for temporally clustered crime series. Full proposal submitted.
Impact CDRC User Application 016 - full proposal on record. In progress as part of a PhD project which is in its final year.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 020 - Investigating the relationship between income, tenure, household composition and a range of health outcomes, e.g. obesity, diabetes and mental health - Acxiom (27/07/2016) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom data for project 020 - Investigating the relationship between income, tenure, household composition and a range of health outcomes, e.g. obesity, diabetes and mental health. Application on hold.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom data for project 020 - Investigating the relationship between income, tenure, household composition and a range of health outcomes, e.g. obesity, diabetes and mental health. Project on hold.
Impact No outputs yet as project is currently on hold.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 021 - Housing Market Indicators - Whenfresh/ Zoopla (27/08/2016) 
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 on 06/10/2016.This project will create a series of indicators about different aspects of the GB housing market including search intensity in aggregate and then also compiled for a series of sub markets such as sales V rental, or housing types (e.g. flats, detached etc).
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 021 - Housing Market Indicators. Project halted because funding request was unsuccessful.
Impact No outputs yet as project is still underway.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 022 - To examine house market in Liverpool - Whenfresh/ Zoopla (05/10/2016) 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
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 022 - To examine house market in Liverpool. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 022 - o examine house market in Liverpool. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application was withdrawn.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 025: Zone design for statistical disclosure risk in population data 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Synthetic Population data for project 025: Zone design for statistical disclosure risk in population data. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project completed by researcher.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to CDRC Safeguarded Synthetic Population data for project 025: Zone design for statistical disclosure risk in population data. Project now complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User Application 025
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Faculty of Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Bike Citizens data for project 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to Bike Citizens Safeguarded data for project 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis. Project now complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User Application 027
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 031 - Determinants of yields on private lettings in the UK - Whenfresh/ Zoopla (29/10/2016) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
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 031 - Determinants of yields on private lettings in the UK. Application withdrawn before going to CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 031 - Determinants of yields on private lettings in the UK. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application was withdrawn.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 034 - Examining the role of consideration in made choice situations concerning food consumption or supermarket choices - YouGov (09/11/2016) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled YouGov data for project 034 - Examining the role of consideration in made choice situations concerning food consumption or supermarket choices. Application withdrawn before it reached CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to YouGov data for project 034 - Examining the role of consideration in made choice situations concerning food consumption or supermarket choices. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application was withdrawn.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CDRC User Application 043 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in children? 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Faculty of Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom data for project 043 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in children? Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom data for project 043 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in children? Project underway.
Impact Approval of CDRC User Application 043
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 058 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in adults? - Callcredit Cameo (26/04/2017) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Callcredit data for project 058 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in adults? Application on hold.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Callcredit data for project 058 - Can new and emerging forms of data be used to better understand obesity in adults? Application on hold by applicant.
Impact No outputs as yet as project currently on hold.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 068 - What is the impact of urban realm improvements on residential property prices in London? - Whenfresh/Zoopla (12/06/2017) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Institute of Transport Studies
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 068 - What is the impact of urban realm improvements on residential property prices in London? Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 31/07/2017. The project is a hedonic house price study that aims to estimate the willingness to pay for urban realm improvements by measuring the land value uplift they provide. Using London as a case study, and with Transport for London (TfL) supporting by providing input and data, the work will provide an update to the established literature in this area with more comprehensive data and up to date techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 068 - What is the impact of urban realm improvements on residential property prices in London? Full proposal submitted 20/06/2017. Application approved but user decided not to use the dataset.
Impact No outputs as applicant decided not to use the CDRC dataset.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 069 - Initial proposal only to use Synthetic Population dataset (16/06/2017) 
Organisation University of Salamanca
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Synthetic Population data for project 069 - Initial proposal only. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Synthetic Population data for project 069 - Initial proposal only. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application withdrawn by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 071 - Residential Location Choice Modelling - Whenfresh/Zoopla (29/06/2017) 
Organisation City, University of London
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 071 - Residential Location Choice Modelling. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group with requirement for major revision.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 071 - Residential Location Choice Modelling. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group with requirement for major revision. Project suspended by applicant.
Impact No outputs as project suspended by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 073 - Initial proposal only for access to HRUK dataset (29/06/2017) 
Organisation Villanova University
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled HRUK data for project 073 - Initial proposal only, not pursued by applicant.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to HRUK data for project 073 - Initial proposal only, not pursued by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application not pursued by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 074 - Space-Time Modelling of discreet, cross-sectional and sparse social survey data - Synthetic Population (30/06/2017) 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Synthetic Population data for project 074 - Space-Time Modelling of discreet, cross-sectional and sparse social survey data. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 14/08/2017. Neighbourhood level approaches to modelling phenomena are hampered by data sparsity. This sparsity, also called the small number problem, results in estimates that are unstable and uncertainty in the results. This research explores the impact of this sparsity in spatiotemporal Bayesian approaches for estimating and forecasting phenomenon at the neighbourhood level. Safeguarded data delivered to User.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Synthetic Population data for project 074 - Space-Time Modelling of discreet, cross-sectional and sparse social survey data. Full proposal submitted on 26/07/2017. Project now complete.
Impact No known outputs.
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 - Whenfresh/Zoopla and Acxiom (04/07/2017) 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla and Acxiom data for project 075 - Housing market forces and population mobility: the effects of the growth of the private rented sector in London. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 26/09/2017. The research investigates the extent to which housing market forces are contributing to increasing transience levels in urban areas, particularly in London, wherein access to housing has become even more linked with the ability to pay. The research focuses on the private rented sector and investigates how its regulatory framework and the length of tenancy agreements impact the sense of security of private renters and social cohesion in neighbourhoods. The research also investigates issues of governance by exploring the work of local authorities as they are responsible for enforcing housing standards, and how these are being affected by the growth of the sector at a time of austerity cuts. Semi-structured interviews with private renters and those working for local authorities are being conducted and statistical analysis on rental transaction data and associated migration is being planned to shed further light on transience levels associated with the private rented sector Research underway at UCL lab.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla and Acxiom data for project 075 - Housing market forces and population mobility: the effects of the growth of the private rented sector in London. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway at UCL secure facilities.
Impact No known outputs as yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 083 - FixMyStreet: Micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality - Acxiom, Whenfresh/Zoopla, Bike Citizens (31/07/2017) 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom, Whenfresh/Zoopla and Bike Citizens data for Innovation Fund project 083 - FixMyStreet: Micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 03/09/2017. Also use of Leeds secure facilities for data access. This project would make use of a large street quality reporting dataset in combination with existing CDRC data assets, in order to explore micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality. Specifically, we will use data provided by FixMyStreet (c.1m records) to explore local neighbourhood conditions across the UK in relation to income, deprivation, household moves, transport, health and internet penetration. A secondary aim of the project is to engage MySociety, the creators of FixMyStreet, more fully in the wider CDRC project (including making FixMyStreet data available via CDRC). The research team have already secured access to the data and begun to explore it. We now need funding to take the work forward. With the support of the CDRC, we will produce findings of particular interest to local authorities across the UK, in addition to academic researchers and neighbourhood residents. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom, Whenfresh/Zoopla and Bike Citizens data for project 083 - FixMyStreet: Micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality. Project underway.
Impact No known outputs as yet as project started in Jan 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 085 - A Data-Driven Approach to Unlocking the Probiotics Controversy, Understanding Public Confidence and Analysing Consumption in the UK - YouGov (31/07/2017) 
Organisation Northumbria University
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled YouGov data for Innovation Fund project 085 - A Data-Driven Approach to Unlocking the Probiotics Controversy, Understanding Public Confidence and Analysing Consumption in the UK. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 04/09/2017). The demand for probiotics (or good bacteria) products surges on in the UK and globally despite lack of consumer understanding of how they work, equivocal evidence about their effectiveness, and regulatory caution about health claims made by probiotics manufacturers. The project deconstructs this important public health debate by asking a fundamental question: what drives consumer confidence in probiotics products when the evidence, and labelling policies, are fraught with controversy? We explore this question using datasets from three sources: a) a national socio-behavioural online survey of probiotics confidence and consumption, b) a social media analytics platform, and c) YouGov and British Population surveys from CDRC's data repository. Using geo-visualization methods, we will construct geographical profiles of probiotics understanding, confidence, sentiments, and consumption in the UK. Our project will culminate with dissemination of findings to schools, parents, practitioners and policymakers through theatre workshops, research and policy briefs, and a virtual seminar series. User agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to YouGov data for project 085 - A Data-Driven Approach to Unlocking the Probiotics Controversy, Understanding Public Confidence and Analysing Consumption in the UK. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway
Impact No known outputs as yet as project commenced in Nov 2017.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 087 - Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; obesity DSESP-obesity/ Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; physical activity - D-SESP-PA - Active Inspiration, Callcredit and Whenfresh/Zoopla (31/07/2017) 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Active Inspiration, Callcredit and Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 087 - Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; obesity DSESP-obesity/ Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; physical activity - D-SESP-PA. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 29/09/2017, and Leeds safe rooms will be used for data access. Obesity and physical activity are both national priorities for the UK Government - yet to date, approaches to reduce obesity and increase physical activity, have been meet with limited success. Both are now viewed through a social lens (oppose to a medical one). These aim of these projects are twofold: (1) investigate if the economic and social environment in which an individual lives is associated with attendance to and effectiveness of weight management interventions and physical activity levels; (2) identify if attendance at weight management interventions and self-tracking app use for physical activity are socially patterned. At the individual level results will allow targeting of resources to individuals, or subgroups of individuals most in need and at the area level results could inform intervention design and also be of interest policy makers in terms of increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy decision. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Active Inspiration, Callcredit and Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 087 - Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; obesity DSESP-obesity/ Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles; physical activity - D-SESP-PA. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway.
Impact No known outputs as yet as project has been delayed in starting.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 088 - Investigating Domestic Energy Efficiency Data (InDEED) - Acxiom and Whenfresh/Zoopla (31/07/2017) Innovation Fund user 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom and Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 088 - Investigating Domestic Energy Efficiency Data (InDEED). Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 05/09/2017. Leeds safe rooms will be used for data access. Improving the energy efficiency of homes reduces energy bills and carbon emission. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in the UK to measure the current efficiency of homes and encourage these improvements. Evidence from national EPC datasets show that the energy efficiency of homes is steadily improving over time. In these databases, many homes have multiple EPCs which indicate they have had some form of retrofit. However, it appears that the majority of houses with multiple EPCs do not, in fact, show much improvement in their score. This project aims to determine if national datasets around household and community income, property-value or other geographic measures can explain why people improve their homes. The outcome of this research could shape targeted policy to improve the thermal performance of homes, specifically those in community whose socio economic characteristics suggest they may be in greatest need of support. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom and Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 088 - Investigating Domestic Energy Efficiency Data (InDEED). Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway.
Impact No known outputs as yet as project only started in Nov 2017.
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 - Whenfresh/Zoopla (31/07/2017) - Innovation Fund user 
Organisation University of Essex
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 089 - Impact of investments in local public goods and planning decisions on house prices, rents and equilibrium sorting. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 05/09/2017. Detailed microdata on house prices, rents, infrastructure, and planning permission are crucial for understanding the impact of local public goods and planning decisions on prices, tax revenue, who can afford to live where, and on social welfare. We will combine microdata on local infrastructure and planning decisions with the CDRC's Whenfresh/Zoopla data sets on house values and rents. We will then use these data to measure the social value of public goods and to predict the impacts of investments and planning decisions on urban mobility, house prices and rents, tax revenue, and social welfare. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 089 - Impact of investments in local public goods and planning decisions on house prices, rents and equilibrium sorting. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway.
Impact No known outputs as yet as project commenced in Jan 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 090 - Using small area income data to better understand society - Acxiom and Callcredit - Innovation Fund user (31/07/2017) 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Acxiom and Callcredit data for Innovation Fund project 090 - Using small area income data to better understand society. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 07/09/2017. This project has both methodological and substantive purposes. We aim to add substantially to national debates about the distribution of household income and geographical polarisation by describing patterns of income at the very local level. This will include examining between and within area measures of the income distribution. We will also show how small area income data can be used to add explanatory power to the housing thematic areas of interest to CDRC by including it in a model to predict residential property prices. In addition, we will also undertake validation work on the administrative data held by CDRC by comparing it with government survey data. The outputs will include a substantive policy report, methodological discussion paper, as well a new dataset. The resulting report, data and analytical models will enable new measures to be included in indices of local areas, such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Acxiom and Callcredit data for Innovation Fund project 090 - Using small area income data to better understand society. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway.
Impact Website page and possible blog planned for next quarter of project.
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 - Whenfresh/Zoopla (31/07/2017) - Innovation Fund user 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 091 - Data on housing returns for the UK, with an application to quantifying the value of local healthcare and schools quality. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 06/09/2017. Housing is by far the largest asset in UK household portfolios, and its importance has grown over the last two decades. It is necessary to have data on the returns to owning a home in order to be able to investigate a wide range of key policy issues for the UK. Because housing is such an important asset, gaining a full picture of regional inequalities requires data on how the returns to home ownership vary across regions. Similarly, understanding trends in intergenerational inequality requires evidence on returns to home ownership. However, there is little evidence on the returns to owner-occupied housing in the UK. Our project uses the unique CDRC data on UK housing sales prices, rental prices and mortgage lending to construct measures of the returns, to owner occupied housing for local areas in the UK, and uses them to value local amenities such as school and healthcare quality. User Agreements signed and project underway.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for Innovation Fund project 091 - Data on housing returns for the UK, with an application to quantifying the value of local healthcare and schools quality. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and project underway.
Impact No known outputs as yet as project commenced Jan 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 093 - Initial proposal only for access to HRUK dataset (04/09/2017) 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled HRUK data for project 093 - initial proposal only. Application withdrawn.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to HRUK data for project 093 - initial proposal only. Application withdrawn.
Impact No outputs as application withdrawn by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 098 - initial proposal only for access to Active Inspiration dataset (02/10/2017) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Active Inspiration data for project 098 - Initial proposal only. Application withdrawn.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 098 - Initial proposal only. Application withdrawn.
Impact No outputs as application withdrawn by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 102 - initial application only for access to Callcredit cameo data (18/10/2017) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Leeds Institute of Data Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Callcredit data for project 102 - initial application only. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Callcredit data for project 102 - initial application only. Application withdrawn by applicant.
Impact No outputs as application withdrawn by applicant.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 105 - The impact of housing market investors: theory and evidence from the UK - Whenfresh/Zoopla (09/11/2017) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Imperial College Business School
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 105 - The impact of housing market investors: theory and evidence from the UK. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group on 11/01/2018. What role do investors in housing markets play? Due to the lack of data availability, very little is known about the impact of investors in the UK housing market. Despite this, policy proposals are being implemented that aim to discourage investors from buying investment property. However, in recent academic work, it is far from evident that investors are necessarily detrimental to welfare. Additionally, the role of foreign investors is often questioned and looked adversely upon. Theoretical results in the economic literature have shown that the welfare loss caused by foreign investors is essentially zero so long as the investment property is rented out. This paper aims to provide empirical evidence of what investors do with the houses they purchase in the UK housing market. The research questions are: (i) who are the investors in the housing market? (ii) why do investors buy houses? (iii) how do investors buy houses? And, finally, (iv) what do investors do with their properties? The last question will have a strong focus on what foreign investors in particular do with their investment properties. User Agreement in preparation.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 105 - The impact of housing market investors: theory and evidence from the UK. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group and user agreement in preparation.
Impact No outputs as yet as project not yet underway.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 107 - PIGSustain: Predicting the Impacts of Intensification and Future Changes on UK Pig Industry Resilience. Work Package 2: Forecasting consumer trends and market stability over time - YouGov (24/11/2017) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Leeds Institute of Data Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled YouGov data for project 107 - PIGSustain: Predicting the Impacts of Intensification and Future Changes on UK Pig Industry Resilience. Work Package 2: Forecasting consumer trends and market stability over time. Application currently undergoing review by RAG approvals group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to YouGov data for project 107 - PIGSustain: Predicting the Impacts of Intensification and Future Changes on UK Pig Industry Resilience. Work Package 2: Forecasting consumer trends and market stability over time.Full proposal submitted on 20/12/2017.
Impact No outputs at this stage as project not yet underway.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 110 - initial proposal only for access to YouGov dataset (19/12/2017) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Leeds Institute of Data Analysis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled YouGov data for project 110 - initial proposal only. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group. Awaiting full proposal.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to YouGov data for project 110 - initial proposal only. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group. Awaiting full proposal.
Impact No outputs as yet as application not yet approved due to waiting for full proposal.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CDRC User Application 112 - An exploration of the relationships between health, physical activity and climate change - Active Inspiration 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Active Inspiration data for project 112 - An exploration of the relationships between health, physical activity and climate change. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 112 - An exploration of the relationships between health, physical activity and climate change. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 114 - The effects of diet and exercise on cancer, metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammation, and mortality - UK Women's Cohort Study 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department UK Women's Cohort Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC secure UKWCS data for project 114 - The effects of diet and exercise on cancer, metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammation, and mortality. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to UKWCS data for project 114 - The effects of diet and exercise on cancer, metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammation, and mortality. Initial application only.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 117 - To understand the cost of flooding using revealed preference methods (using house property prices to measure the value of disamenities) - Whenfresh/Zoopla 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC secure Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 117 - To understand the cost of flooding using revealed preference methods (using house property prices to measure the value of disamenities) . Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 117 - To understand the cost of flooding using revealed preference methods (using house property prices to measure the value of disamenities). Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 118 - Speculative application to support MSc work - Active Inspiration 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Active Inspiration data for project 118 - Speculative application to support MSc work. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 118 - Speculative application to support MSc work. . Initial application only; full project proposal in progress
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 124 - Exploring associations between cycling patterns and weather conditions in London - Bike Citizens 
Organisation Bike Citizens
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Bike Citizens data for project 124 - Exploring associations between cycling patterns and weather conditions in London. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Bike Citizens data for project 124 - Exploring associations between cycling patterns and weather conditions in London. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 129 - To develop a new, place-specific geodemographic classification for the city of Leeds - Whenfresh/Zoopla 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC secure Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 129 - To develop a new, place-specific geodemographic classification for the city of Leeds. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 112 - Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 129 - To develop a new, place-specific geodemographic classification for the city of Leeds. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 147 - to explore consumer preference for on-line/ off-line shopping in the UK Grocery Retail Industry - YouGov Survey (08/05/2018) 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded YouGov data for project 147 - to gain understanding of consumer E-commerce engagement. Full project proposal form submitted. Project approved by SMT and RAG committee to go ahead in July 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to YouGov data for project 147 -to gain understanding of consumer E-commerce engagement. Full project proposal submitted and approved, and project completed.
Impact A publication (working paper) has been shared with the data partner and will be published shortly.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 175 - what motivates people to become more physically active? (11/06/2018) 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Active Inspiration data for project 175 - what motivates people to become more physically active? Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 175 - what motivates people to become more physically active? Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK (30/06/2018) 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK. Project application underway.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK (30/06/2018) 
Organisation Zoopla Property Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 186 - To examine the housing transaction across the UK. Project application underway.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas (02/07/2018) 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC controlled service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas (02/07/2018) 
Organisation Zoopla Property Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC controlled service for access to Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 189 - applying machine learning to explaining difference in house prices in different areas. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 200 - An exploration of indoor and outdoor mobility/activity patterns in relationship with built environment. (07/08/2018) 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Active Inspiration data for project 200 - An exploration of indoor and outdoor mobility/activity patterns in relationship with built environment. Project proposal currently under review.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 200 - An exploration of indoor and outdoor mobility/activity patterns in relationship with built environment. Full project proposal submitted and currently under review.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 222 - To highlight the effects of various forms of goal monitoring on perseverance and motivation (26/09/2018) 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded Active Inspiration data for project 222 - To highlight the effects of various forms of goal monitoring on perseverance and motivation. Full project proposal form reviewed by RAG committee and revisions requested.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to Active Inspiration data for project 222 - To highlight the effects of various forms of goal monitoring on perseverance and motivation. Full project proposal review in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 230 - For access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data (03/10/2018) 
Organisation Callcredit Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC controlled service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 230 - For access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data (03/10/2018) 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC controlled service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 230 - For access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data (03/10/2018) 
Organisation Zoopla Property Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC controlled service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla and CAMEO data for project 230. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 243 - to access YouGov data (30/10/2018) 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded YouGov data for project 243. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to YouGov data for project 243. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England (13/12/2018) 
Organisation Acxiom
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England (13/12/2018) 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England (13/12/2018) 
Organisation Zoopla Property Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Acxiom, Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 266 - To explore the geography of housing affordability in England. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CDRC User Application 272 - To understand what is IMPORTANT to the citizens of the city in relation to food concerns (04/01/2019) 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded YouGov data for project 272 - to understand what is IMPORTANT to the citizens of the city in relation to food concerns. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to ouGov data for project 272 - to understand what is IMPORTANT to the citizens of the city in relation to food concerns. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 276 - Determine favourable areas in the UK for the installation of electric vehicle charging points (10/01/2019) 
Organisation Acxiom
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled Acxiom data for project 276 - Determine favourable areas in the UK for the installation of electric vehicle charging points. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to Acxiom data for project 276 - Determine favourable areas in the UK for the installation of electric vehicle charging points. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 281 - The associations between physical activity and its interaction with diet on healthy state (22/01/2019) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department UK Women's Cohort Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded UK Women's Cohort Study data for project 281 - The associations between physical activity and its interaction with diet on healthy state. Full project proposal form reviewed and approved.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to UK Women's Cohort Study data for project 281 - The associations between physical activity and its interaction with diet on healthy state. Project is currently underway.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 282 - To build a map of the physical retail banking infrastructure (branches & atms) in order to identify areas underserved (22/01/2019) 
Organisation Link Financial
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC controlled LINK data for project 282 - To build a map of the physical retail banking infrastructure (branches & atms) in order to identify areas underserved. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC secure service for access to LINK data for project 282 - To build a map of the physical retail banking infrastructure (branches & atms) in order to identify areas underserved. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 298 - An analysis of the Dietary Fibre intake of women living in the North West of England. (18/02/2019) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department UK Women's Cohort Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded UK Women's Cohort Study data for project 298 - An analysis of the Dietary Fibre intake of women living in the North West of England. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to UK Women's Cohort data for project 298 - An analysis of the Dietary Fibre intake of women living in the North West of England. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. (06/03/2019) 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded YouGov data for project 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. Application currently under review.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to YouGov data for project 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. Project proposal form under review.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Callcredit - data partner 
Organisation Callcredit Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Callcredit data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Callcredit will be providing nationwide geodemographic segmentation data via the CDRC data store
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Description Data Scientist Internship (Alex Coleman) - Extracting actionable insights from free text police data (08/10/2018-30/03/2019) 
Organisation N8 Research Partnership
PI Contribution Intern project is supervised by Dr Dan Birks who is part of the N8 police partnership -- training and data challenge opportunities hosted by the N8 partnership have been made available to the intern in order to help develop their work on extracting actionable insights from free text police data.
Collaborator Contribution The intern has attended events hosted by the partner where discussion of critical ideas around categorising police data have helped with shaping the direction of the internship.
Impact The intern has already presented findings at The Alan Turing Institute on 12th March 2019, and will be presenting at the LIDA seminar series on 28th March 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Data Scientist Internship (Ivana Kocanova) - Understanding customers' missions from the products they purchase - Sainsburys (08/10/2018-30/03/2019) 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution 6 month intern project supervised by Prof Roy Ruddle and funded by the University of Leeds' EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, exploring customers' shopping missions from the products they purchase. Data has been provided via the Quanticode partnership (which Ruddle leads) on customer purchases and the task of the intern is to trend analyse this data and produce visualisations which could help Sainsbury's target their stock more, with a potential impact on store layout etc.
Collaborator Contribution Data on customer purchases has been shared by Sainsbury's for the intern's analysis.
Impact Intern Ivana Kocanova has so far presented her findings at the 28th Feb LIDA seminar and at The Alan Turing Institute on 12th March 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Data Scientist Internship (Stelios Theophanous) - Synergy PRIME - Multi Level Modelling, Simulation, and Visualization (08/10/2019-30/03/2019) 
Organisation Transport Systems Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supervision by CDRC Co-Is Nik Lomax and Nick Malleson. Project simulates travel flows around Otley using Otley BID data in order to draw conclusions about traffic flows around Otley and extrapolate wider implications for town planning and infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution Engagement through Transport Systems Catapult- hosted seminars and events.
Impact Intern Stelios Theophanous has been invited to speak at a Transport Systems Catapult event on the 5th March 2019. He has also spoken on his findings at The Alan Turing Institute on 12th March, and will be presenting his findings to LIDA at the Seminar series on 28th March 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Digime 
Organisation Digi.me Ltd
PI Contribution CDRC PhD student Ning Lu is leading on a joint project between CDRC and Digime. The project involves jointly developing an app which will use some of the technology Digime has developed to collect data from students (consented) on social media habits. The app will allow direct access to the participants social media activity and therefore the data collected will be primary. Its hoped that this pilot study will lead to more substantial research with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and technology in developing the app and software to collect the primary data.
Impact na
Start Year 2017
 
Description ESRC Collaborative Award studentship 
Organisation Callcredit Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the lead supervisor on this ESRC Collaborative award studentship, recruited the partners and submitted the funding application. I interviewed the student and continue supervision of the student.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council and Callcredit group contributed to the funding application, interviewing of the applicants. The partners will be involved with the supervisory team and research studyg ruop meetings. They will each host placement/project visits for the student.
Impact Multidisciplinary. No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESRC Collaborative Award studentship 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am the lead supervisor on this ESRC Collaborative award studentship, recruited the partners and submitted the funding application. I interviewed the student and continue supervision of the student.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council and Callcredit group contributed to the funding application, interviewing of the applicants. The partners will be involved with the supervisory team and research studyg ruop meetings. They will each host placement/project visits for the student.
Impact Multidisciplinary. No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESRC Industrial strategy studentship in Data Analytics and Society CDT - Active Inspiration 
Organisation Active Inspiration
PI Contribution I have been working with Active Inspiration for a number of years. My collaboration with them has resulted in them becoming a data partner for the CDRC and co-funding a PhD studentship.
Collaborator Contribution Active Inspiration have contributed data and time to support our research.
Impact Studentship and a conference presentation at ECTQG York 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Cancer Research UK
Department Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Durham University
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Free University of Amsterdam
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Department of Clinical Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department Inhaled Antibiotics in Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation Town & Country Planning Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University College Cork
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Surgery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Department Laboratory of Vision Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Institute of Integrative Biology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Division of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity 
Organisation University of Washington
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Michelle Morris is Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity. Mark Birkin is PI. Other team members have contributed to organisation and attendance of meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this collaboration have contributes to seminars, workshops and paper writing.
Impact Multidisciplinary and multi-sector. Meetings recorded elsewhere. Outputs forthcoming.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Ethical Consumer Research Association 
Organisation Ethical Consumer Research Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analysed date and provided open access on CDRC website
Collaborator Contribution Provided annual collected data on ethical and green product and services purchases in the UK.
Impact Data sets on data.cdrc.ac.uk
Start Year 2014
 
Description Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) - data partner 
Organisation Ethical Consumer Research Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ECRA data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Ethical Consumer Markets reports annually from 2001- 2013
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2015
 
Description GeoUniq - data partner 
Organisation Geouniq
PI Contribution Geouniq data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution GeoUniq is a location analytics company which leverages mobile apps as a data source. Their location Software Development Kit (SDK) collects more than 100 positions/device/day, in real-time.
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2017
 
Description Heart Research UK 
Organisation Heart Research UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Heart Research UK data has been made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Heart Research UK have provided data on employee health surveys from 109 organisations between 2007-2015. This data has been made available via the CDRC data store.
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2015
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 083 (Alasdair Rae) - FixMyStreet - Universities of Sheffield and Stirling and the charity FixMyStreet 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project and has made data available (Whenfresh/Zoopla and Bike Citizens) in support of the project. It is also supporting networking and research sharing by hosting events and workshops at which the PI will provide progress updates and have a chance to meet other project leads. The project in full is: FixMyStreet: Micro-geographies of civic engagement and neighbourhood environmental quality.
Collaborator Contribution PI is Alasdair Rae. This 8 month project seeks to bring together experienced and early-career academics from non-CDRC institutions (Sheffield, Stirling) and a registered charity (FixMyStreet, part of mySociety) to address key consumer-related questions about local neighbourhood quality across the whole United Kingdom. Through our early scoping work, we have also engaged directly with Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful and several local authorities (e.g. Trafford, Brent, Wirral, Cornwall, County Durham, Fife, North Lanarkshire) with a view to sharing our outputs with them at a later date. This project description sets out the motivation, aims and scope of the research programme, which we believe aligns well with ESRC themes on 'ways of being in a digital age' and 'housing'. Our project also has relevance to specific CDRC cross-cutting themes on 'urban mobility' and 'crime and policing'.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 084 (Andrew Newton) - Urban Mobility and Crime: Examining consumer data to better measure crime rates in urban centres - University of Leicester 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is supporting this project by enabling access to data through secure facilities at Leeds and Nick Malleson is collaborating on project as well. The CDRC is also funding this Innovation project and supporting networking and research sharing by hosting events and workshops at which the PI will provide progress updates and have a chance to meet other project leads.
Collaborator Contribution This project is very closely aligned to the CDRC theme crime and policing. Indeed, the growth of data in the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) offers a unique opportunity to examine alternative denominators of crime and explore the utility of this data for police forces in allocating resources and better understanding the mobility and crime patterns of their urban centres. This project aims to examine three types of CDRC data, travel data, retail data, and footfall data (for 7 specific datasets requested see part B - data requests), and to ascertain the merits of each to examine national and local crime patterns in urban areas. It will also use twitter data and crowd sourced data available to the research team. It will explore this across seven crime types, burglary; theft from person and other theft; violence and sexual offences and robbery; criminal damage and arson; vehicle crime, shoplifting, and drugs. These data have been selected as mobility patterns will impact on different crime types in different way. For example, burglary may be more likely in areas with high residential populations but low daytime population. Theft is likely to mirror retail and footfall data. Violent crime, criminal damage and drugs are more difficult to predict and a combination of datasets may be best suited to understand their spatio-temporal manifestation.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 085 (Santosh Vijaykumar) - A Data-Driven Approach to Unlocking the Probiotics Controversy, Understanding Public Confidence and Analysing Consumption in the UK - Northumbria University and Du Pont Nutrition and Health 
Organisation Northumbria University
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this Innovation project and supporting networking and research sharing by hosting events and workshops at which the PI will provide progress updates and have a chance to meet other project leads.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this study is to inform this debate through a national examination of probiotic consumption patterns in the UK vis-à-vis public confidence in these nutritional supplements. We aim to: 1. Identify gaps in knowledge and public understanding of probiotic products and their health effects; 2. Explore the effects of media preferences and health information seeking behaviours on knowledge and conceptual understanding; 3. Explore the effects of intergenerational communication on probiotics perception and consumption; 4. Analyse social determinants of probiotics buying and consumption; 5. Evaluate public sentiment surrounding probiotic products and perceptions of their health effects through real-time and historical, longitudinal analysis of social media data across platforms; 6. Construct geographical profiles of probiotics consumption and confidence based on aims 1-5. 7. Disseminate findings through active engagement with local communities, practitioners, policymakers and industry using creative devices and existing institutional networks and capacity Methodology: We propose to examine the problem using three data sources: a) national socio-behavioural survey, b) a social media analytics platform, and c) the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)'S existing datasets (YouGov and British Population surveys).
Impact The impact strategy for this project is as follows: Impact Summary # 1: Increase in understanding of probiotics concepts, probiotics' effects on health, and literacy related to interpreting health claims among UK consumers. Impact Summary #2: Strengthen the capacity of UK public health practitioners and policymakers (shortmedium term) and their global counterparts (long-term) to develop targeted interventions, and policies focused on probiotics. Impact Summary #3: According to our industry partner, DuPont Nutrition and Health, our project will help the customization of innovative food solutions based on health concerns among consumers, tailor health communication messages to create awareness of benefits of probiotics to audiences across generations, and strengthen food labeling practices and policies.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 086 (Emmanouil Tranos) - Online behaviour in the UK: an individual and contextual analysis - University of Birmingham 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC, as well as funding this project, is also providing opportunities for further networking amongst the research team from Birmingham involved through workshops and events.
Collaborator Contribution This project speaks directly to the ESRC priority regarding the Ways of Being in a Digital Age and CDRC's priority of Big Data and Retail. It will utilise the representative nature of the British Population Survey (BPS) to explain the determinants of individual internet usage and online shopping patterns. Using the postcode information we will link the BPS with secondary data from ONS and with a novel source of big data from the Internet Archive and the British Library. The latter will enable the building of longitudinal measures about the richness of the local internet content at the level of the BPS responders in order to test whether the availability of online content of local interest can affect individual online behaviour. By employing multilevel modelling (MLM), this project will reveal the individual and contextual determinants of internet usage and online shopping.
Impact This project will lead to 3 academic publications. The most matured one (attached here), which is about to be submitted for review and publication to a top academic journal, focuses on the individual and geographical predictors of internet usage. It tests whether the availability of online content of local interest can attract individuals online. Our underpinning assumption is that local internet content (LIC) in the form of websites with geographical reference represents online opportunities relevant at the local scale and, therefore, it can act as a pull factor for individuals to spend more time online. Such online opportunities can involve, for example, consumption opportunities of services and products provided by local businesses, governmental services such as services by local authorities, or third sector organisations present in a locality. An early draft of this paper was presented in the ERSA Congress in August 2018 (presentation attached) and a revised version will be presented in February 2019 in the Winter Seminar of the German Section of RSAI. A paper will be finalised and submitted for publication in semester 1 of 2019. The above were utilised for a keynote speech that the PI delivered during the 5th Greek Conference of Planning and Regional Development and an invited seminar at the British Library.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 087 (Clare Griffiths) - Data driven, social, economic and spatial profiles for obesity and physical activity - Leeds Beckett University 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project, but is also providing access to CDRC data from Whenfresh, Call Credit and Active Inspiration, as well as secure facilities in order to access these data. Networking opportunities have also been provided to further research opportunities with other project leads.
Collaborator Contribution This proposal includes three (funding is only sought for two) projects, that have distinct priorities in terms of public health however, the synergy between them will ensure a good return on investment, in terms of producing a several outputs within distinct priority areas demonstrating excellent return on investment. All three projects are linked to existing work including the ESRC funded obesity network (CG is an investigator) and associated projects with the CDRC and LIDA, investigating the geo-demographic profiling of obesity in children and adults (Morris, Lomax, Clark). Alongside the existing work, these projects will contribute to the CDRC thematic research area "Health and Consumer Behaviours" which is concerned with tackling obesity and related issues.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 088 (David Glew) - Investigating Domestic Energy Efficiency Data (InDEED) - Leeds Beckett University 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project as well as providing access to Whenfresh and Acxiom data through its secure facilities. Networking opportunities for future research collaborations have also been provided through events and workshops hosted at CDRC.
Collaborator Contribution With the public release of all EPC certificates in 2017, it has finally become possible to study all houses which obtained a new EPC since 2007. Of the ~15 million EPC certificates in this database, ~1.3 million are duplicates from the same houses obtained on different dates. Although the EPC data currently allows the study of which properties have been improved and to what extent, it is of crucial importance to understand why the owners of these particular properties decided to made the changes. Was it, for example, due to an increase in resident income? Or was it to make the property more attractive when sold? The CDRC is in possession of several data sets that may help to answer this question; The WhenFresh/Zoopla Property Transactions and Associated Migration database contains prices, listing durations and building characteristics of many recent property transitions. The ACXIOM - Small Area Income Database contains information on income levels and occupations at the postcode level for almost all postcodes in the UK. Additionally, the CDRC has publically available geographic data for changes in deprivation index, crime rates, OACs, education levels and many more.
Impact - An academic paper on the identification of errors in the EPC dataset. This has been submitted to Energy Policy and, at the time of writing, was under peer review. - The results of the EPC error identification have been submitted to the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). BEIS held a call for evidence asking for ways in which EPCs could be improved. The timely nature of this call for evidence means the results have a high probability of influencing future policy. In particular, it was highlighted that machine learning has good potential in the future quality assurance of EPCs. - The results of EPC error identification have been submitted to staff in the Welsh government who are responsible for monitoring the EPCs of their housing stock. - The results of EPC error identification have been shared with members of staff in the office for national statistics - A version of the EPC dataset has been deposited with the CDRC. This version contains an additional flag to show if the EPC was identified as an error.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 089 (Jonathan Halket/Lars Nesheim) - Impact of investments in local public goods and planning decisions on house prices, rents and equilibrium sorting - University of Essex 
Organisation University of Essex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project as well as providing access to Whenfresh data. Networking opportunities for future research collaborations have also been provided through events and workshops hosted at CDRC.
Collaborator Contribution This research project will provide a database to inform such decisions and will provide an analysis of this data that increases our understanding of these topics. As such, this project is squarely within the ESRC Priority Area of "Housing" and the CDRC Thematic Area on "Urban Mobility". We will combine several data sets to study how house prices, rents, and population flows respond to infrastructure and planning changes. The dataset we produce will contain rich data on these dimensions and so will allow us to estimate both households' Marginal Willingness to Pay (MWP) for public goods and other local amenities as well as the rate with which the value of those goods is capitalised into property values (capitalisation rates).The work described above will combine several data sources to create a new, comprehensive data set with detailed information on housing quality, prices, public infrastructure and local planning decisions.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 090 (Kirby Swales/Robert Wishart) - Using small area income data to better understand society - National Centre for Social Research 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project as well as providing access to Acxiom and Call Credit data. Networking opportunities for future research collaborations have also been provided through events and workshops hosted at CDRC.
Collaborator Contribution This project has both methodological and substantive purposes. We aim to add substantially to national debates about the distribution of household income and geographical polarisation by describing patterns of income at the very local level. This will include examining between and within area measures of the income distribution. We will also show how small area income data can be used to add explanatory power to the housing thematic areas of interest to CDRC by including it in a model to predict residential property prices. In addition, we will also undertake validation work on the administrative data held by CDRC by comparing it with government survey data. The outputs will include a substantive policy report, methodological discussion paper, as well a new dataset. The resulting report, data and analytical models will enable new measures to be included in indices of local areas, such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Impact To date the project has had some impact. The project has two dedicated pages on the NatCen website, where findings are published. Two presentations of early findings have been given at events with CDRC partners and a blog has been published on the importance of analyzing income at a local level. Two reports, one with methodological aims and another with a substantive focus on house prices, were published on the week commencing 17th December, alongside another blog.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 091 (Marta Paczos) - Data on housing returns for the UK, with an application to quantifying the value of local healthcare and schools quality - National Institute of Economic and Social Research 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project as well as providing access to Whenfresh data through its secure service. Networking opportunities for future research collaborations have also been provided through events and workshops hosted at CDRC.
Collaborator Contribution Housing is by far the largest asset in UK household portfolios, and its importance has grown over the last two decades. It is necessary to have data on the returns to owning a home in order to be able to investigate a wide range of key policy issues for the UK. Because housing is such an important asset, gaining a full picture of regional inequalities requires data on how the returns to home ownership vary across regions. Similarly, understanding trends in intergenerational inequality requires evidence on returns to home ownership. However, there is little evidence on the returns to owner-occupied housing in the UK. Our project uses the unique CDRC data on UK housing sales prices, rental prices and mortgage lending to construct measures of the returns, to owner occupied housing for local areas in the UK, and uses them to value local amenities such as school and healthcare quality.
Impact The project on various stages of development has been discussed with both academics and policy experts in the housing area (all the discussions are recorded in ResearchFish). Dr. Philippe Bracke has shared his knowledge of the work with his colleagues from the Bank of England. The aspect of regional disparities in housing returns was discussed with selected participants of the Broken Housing Market conference co-organized by NIESR, many of whom were policymakers. Finally, the research seminar organized in NIESR has generated a lot of interest in the CDRC datasets as potential valuable source to be exploited in the further research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Innovation Fund Project 092 (Reka Solymosi) - Using Bayesian Surprise maps to explore debt and insolvency across the UK - University of Manchester 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CDRC is funding this project. Networking opportunities for future research collaborations have also been provided through events and workshops hosted at CDRC.
Collaborator Contribution We propose to map data on debts and insolvencies by companies using a technique called Bayesian Surprise, to identify spatial patterns where levels of these outcomes deviate from what we would expect. This research would contribute to identifying unique areas of concentration for these outcomes. While analysis of 'new' sources of data allows for identification of crime hotspots, so does the application of 'new' techniques to data such as County Court Judgement (CCJ) Records. In particular, we consider the application of Surprise Maps to visualise CCJs. The implications of the project will be useful for creditors, company law practitioners, law enforcement in financial and corporate crime areas, so we trust that it complies with the crime and policing strand of the CDRC call. Further, we align with the ESRC call for interdisciplinary approach to methodological innovation in the study of macroeconomics, by applying the technique of Bayesian Surprise maps to explore data on debt and insolvencies across the UK.
Impact 1. Outputs have just started to emerge from this collaboration, with one working paper, 'Companies in Trouble': Exploring Debt, Insolvency and Corporate Noncompliance in the UK, having been shared with us prior to going out for peer review at the end of Jan 2019; 2. One-page document with key findings to be distributed to stakeholders after the dissemination event 3. Dissemination event - we will be presenting our results at the January meeting of the London Business Analytics Group (https://www.meetup.com/London-Business-Analytics-Group/events/256748516/) 4. Web application for exploring different visualisations of CCJs at Local Authority level available at: https://rekarrr.shinyapps.io/la_app/
Start Year 2017
 
Description LCC Footfall 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I, with the support of an intern, am analysing footfall data provided by the Council to better understand changes in patterns of footfall over the last 5+ years, and the factors that encourage or discourage attendance in the city centre.
Collaborator Contribution The Council (Brereton) are providing specific, expert knowledge about Leeds footfall as well as data.
Impact None yet - ongoing
Start Year 2016
 
Description MIT Senseable Cities Lab 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department Senseable City Lab
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I visited the MIT Senesable Cities laboratory for two months over the summer in 2016 to collaborate on work focussed on simulating and understanding mobility. I am leading a paper that uses data owned by the lab to better understand urban dynamics.
Collaborator Contribution Senseable Cities hosted the visit, gave me the opportunity to collaborate with their researchers, and provided access to their data.
Impact Outputs still under development
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Urban Observatory 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Team members have arranged a joint workshop with the Observatory. Technical feedback on the observatory sensors/sensor data has been provided to observatory staff.
Collaborator Contribution The observatory have assisted access to large scale pollutant monitoring data to support understanding of personal exposure patterns
Impact New modelling approach for diurnal patterns of atmospheric pollutants in the Newcastle City region. Joint workshop on modelling individual exposure to pollutants using sensor data with new and emerging data forms.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Otley Business Improvement District (BID) - data partner 
Organisation Otley BID Limited
PI Contribution Otley BID data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution The data is an hour-by-hour account of footfall for four separate locations around Otley (West Yorkshire)
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhD Studentship (CDT) - Spatial Energy Footprints - Arup 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD project to undertake within the Centre for Doctoral Training for Data Analytics and Society.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through the project and internship.
Impact No impacts yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description PhD Studentship - Incorporating e-commerce (home deliver and 'click and collect') in grocery sector retail location modelling. 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD project to undertake within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society,
Collaborator Contribution provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through the PhD project and internship project
Impact PhD studentship and internship project
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhD internship project - Bicycles and equity: a social-spatial analysis of access to safe cycling infrastructure in The South London Partnership 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution developed internship project with student and researcher
Collaborator Contribution provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through an internship project
Impact internship report and presentation
Start Year 2018
 
Description PhD studentship - Agent-Based Modelling and Dynamic Data Assimilation for Modelling Urban Dynamics 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed PhD project in conjunction with partner, offered training opportunities to staff
Collaborator Contribution provided data, funding and staff support to the student, acting as a member of an advisory committee for the centre
Impact PhD studentship and internship project
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhD studentship - Predictive Data Analytics for Urban Dynamics 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed PhD project in conjunction with partner, offered training opportunities to staff
Collaborator Contribution provided data, funding and staff support to the student, acting as a member of an advisory committee for the centre
Impact PhD studentship and internship project
Start Year 2017
 
Description Shanghai Jiao Tong University - new joint centre 
Organisation Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation in joint workshops to develop a new joint centre between the two Universities - exchanging knowledge and using shared expertise to address grand challenges. Team members are bringing expertise with new data forms and understanding on modelling of complex cross-sectoral interactions (transport-energy-health-environment)
Collaborator Contribution Mega datasets from large urban conurbations that challenge existing modelling methodologies.
Impact Both collaborators have hosted joint workshops. The center is still in development. Multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning transport-health- environmental pollutants-energy-data analytics
Start Year 2017
 
Description Telefonica 
Organisation Telefonica S.A
Department Telefónica UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data Scientist Internship projects to work with the data
Collaborator Contribution Data provided - origin destination anonymised and aggregated for Leeds region
Impact tbd
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Real Junk Food Project - data partner 
Organisation The Real Junk Food Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Real Junk Food Project data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution The Real Junk Food Project will be making data on food intercepted through its network of cafes available via the CDRC data store
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK Women's Cohort Study 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department UK Women's Cohort Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UK Women's Cohort Study data will be made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution The UK Women's Cohort Study is one of the largest cohort studies investigating associations between diet and cancer in the UK. It was established in 1995 with the aim of investigating links between diet and health.
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Description Utilising big data from PTEG (WYCA) to develop new analytical methods for passenger demand forecasting 
Organisation Passenger Transport Executive Group (Pteg)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) in collaboration with ATOC. The goal of this research is to study individual level mobility and movement patterns in urban areas with special emphasis on the railways, to enable better forecasts of passenger demand. Mobility analysis during the affluent post war era only had to anticipate aggregate number of passenger trips in deciding policy on transport infrastructures to install. These days with operational effectiveness needs, saturated urban forms and complex mobility interactions, the travel behaviour and activity patterns of individuals have to be understood. Representative models of the environment have to be reconciled with individual-level urban mobility in deciding policy on infrastructure operational efficiency.
Collaborator Contribution This research explores opportunities of using consumer data available within the UK rail sector to develop new methods for understanding, simulating and predicting individual movement patterns within the railways.
Impact The PTEG (WYCA) have given CDRC some confidentially agreed data sets for analysis and to develop new analytical methods for understanding, predicting and simulating individual movement patterns of sector passengers.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Utilising big data to develop new analytical methods for ATOC 
Organisation Association of Train Operating Companies
Department Commercial Scheme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The goal of this research is to study individual level mobility and movement patterns in urban areas with special emphasis on the railways, to enable better forecasts of passenger demand. Mobility analysis during the affluent post war era only had to anticipate aggregate number of passenger trips in deciding policy on transport infrastructures to install. These days with operational effectiveness needs, saturated urban forms and complex mobility interactions, the travel behaviour and activity patterns of individuals have to be understood. Representative models of the environment have to be reconciled with individual-level urban mobility in deciding policy on infrastructure operational efficiency.
Collaborator Contribution This research explores opportunities of using consumer data available within the UK rail sector (ATOC) to develop new methods for understanding, simulating and predicting individual movement patterns within the railways.
Impact A presentation of initial project strategy and activity plan was presented to ATOC on the 22 May 2015 A presentation of project upgrade development plan was presented to ATOC on the 9th July 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Whenfresh - data partner 
Organisation Whenfresh Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Whenfresh data has been made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution Whenfresh have provided data to the CDRC data store containing property/transaction and associated migration corroborated with land registry sales and Royal Mail re-directions (2014-2015)
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2015
 
Description YouGov - data partner 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution YouGov data has been made available for researchers nationwide to access
Collaborator Contribution YouGov have provided data to the CDRC data store containing survey data collected and analysed by YouGov plc (2015 - 2016), topics include shopping habits, green energy, commuting time & spend, dietary habits cross tabulated with location, age, gender and social demographic.
Impact Data made available via the CDRC data store
Start Year 2016
 
Title Cardiovascular Landscapes 
Description Despite international recommendations for the care of heart attacks (acute myocardial infarction), there remains wide variation in provision of care across areas in England and Wales. The Cardiovascular Landscapes project seeks to address this variation in care by bringing together data from over 900,000 patients hospitalised with acute myocardial infarction in to an interactive web based platform. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Prof Chris Gale, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is utilising the tool to engage the clinical community and key stakeholders with their patients' data. Highlighting that, whilst for some care opportunities provision to eligible patients is very high, optimal care provision (patients receiving all care for which they are eligible) remains low across England and Wales. 
 
Title Error identification for Energy Performance Certificates 
Description This software analyses Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and identifies possible errors based on a number of criteria. In the first instance, EPCs which are duplicates of each other are identified. These duplicated are caused by errors in the EPC lodging process. Next, EPCs which contain non-physical parameters are identified. For example, EPCs which describe a house that moves from a cavity wall to a solid wall. These errors are likely the result of human error. Finally, a random forest is trained to identify errors based on comparisons with neighboring EPCs. For example, a if a house is labelled as detached and all its neighbors are terraced, the detached house is likely an error. This random forest is then applied to the data for final error identification. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Software was applied to the full EPC database of 15 million entries. The errors identified by the software will be released to the public, allowing for more accurate analysis of the EPC database. 
 
Title MOT Atlas (2017/18) 
Description Efforts to reduce the emissions from car travel have so far been hampered by a lack of specific information on car ownership and use. The motoring and vehicle ownership trends in the UK (MOT) project seeks to address this by bringing together new sources of data to give a spatially and disaggregated diagnosis of care ownership and use in Great Britain and the associated energy demand and emissions. This webtool visualises the data and allows users to interrogate the data by region. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Webtool currently under approval, once approved the tool will be openly available to researchers. 
 
Title Neighborhood Recycling Tool 
Description Upon entering a postcode, the software provides/displays the recycling rates in the neighborhood (domestic) and also the trends in the recycling rates in Leeds City Council region. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The software tool was developed as part of a research work "Evaluating factors behind low household recycling rates in Leeds". The tool has generated a lot of curiosity when demonstrated to general public at an event in the University of Leeds. The tool will be handed over to Leeds City Council to host it on council's public domain so that public can look into the recycling trends in their neighborhoods. This is expected to change the recycling behaviour of general public. 
 
Title Renewable Estimator Tool 
Description The Renewable Estimator tool is designed to help you understand the potential wind or solar energy that can be harnessed at a given location. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Webtool is currently being signed off, once approved it will be made openly available to help planners to identify the optimal position for wind and solar energy within each city. 
 
Title Synthetic population for England and Wales 
Description This product is an individual level synthetic population for England and Wales generated using spatial microsimulation. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This data set is being used in other projects following application to use the data via the CDRC. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/synthetic-population
 
Title The National Propensity to Cycle Tool on-line interactive map 
Description This application helps Transport Planners decide where to prioritise new cycling infrastructure. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact During user testing events, many transport planners said this would be useful for their work. In Phase II of the project (2015 - 2017) this tool will be deployed nationwide. 
URL http://geo8.webarch.net/master/
 
Title stplanr: sustainable transport planning with R package - published on CRAN 
Description Functionality and data access tools for transport planning, including origin-destination analysis, route allocation and modelling travel patterns. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact 300+ downloads per month, some community interest/engagement. 
URL https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/stplanr/
 
Company Name Dietary Assessment Ltd 
Description Dietary Assessment Ltd provide online dietary assessment tool for use in research, health care and teaching. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact This company is newly created and has potential to impact future epidemiology research and health care. In addition potential impact will be generated from dietary data collection and monitoring more widely and using data generated gain insight into prevention of non-communicable disease.
Website http://www.myfood24.org
 
Description Uber for coaches: can these start-ups revolutionise intercity travel? (SGM 16.08.17) 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Susan Grant Muller discusses tech driven personal transport services. Article published in the Guardian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/aug/16/uber-for-coaches-can-these-startups-rev...
 
Description 10th LIDA Seminar: Crime Analytics (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an overview of my PhD research, including theoretical background and planned methodologies. In addition to contributing to the general conversation around crime analytics, I received positive feedback in relation to the novelty of my chosen topic. Presentation Title - Data as Risk Predictor for Temporally-Concentrated Crime Series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/crime-analytics/
 
Description 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I provided a summary of my PhD research to date, including key findings and related methods. The presentation appeared to be well-received, with some attendees suggesting that I write up one section in particular as a research paper. Presentation Title: 'Developing a Dynamic Risk Model for the Prediction of Temporally Clustered Crime Series'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eurocrim2017.com/
 
Description 46th Annual Conference 2017 RSAI - British and Irish Section 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Social science research makes inference about systems based on analysing a representative dataset, however the prevalence of inadvertent missing data values could skew the dataset and compromise the validity of the thesis. By re-construing the distribution of the missing data to be at random, and if the data inobservance is a distinct design feature of the data measuring sensor, then the best course of action put forward by the statistics community (Rubin, 1976) enables valid inferences to be made about the parameters of the system by applying Bayesian theories to the incomplete dataset.
The above hypothesis is applied to big consumer datasets revealed from the UK railways, which have many inadvertent omissions. The data is rich, comprehensive and has national coverage hence the desire to exploit them fully, often beyond what they were originally intended. In the case of railways ticketing data the desire to use the data for passenger mobility studies beyond just facilitating revenue sharing amongst train operators, has meant that precise flows and number of journeys per ticket (journey factor) needs to be ascertained. At the moment, number of journeys made with season tickets are unknown, some train stations are grouped so that passenger flows to specific stations within the group are unknown, regional multi-modal transport operators (PTE's) sell tickets of specific coverage that are valid for use on buses and trains, with no accurate sense of number of journeys made with these PTE tickets. These wide range inobservance in ticketing data have to be objectively in-filled (imputed) to create a requisite dataset (Heckman, 1979) for mobility analysis.
Current industry practice has been to use proxy trip rates for period season tickets and ad hoc logical rules about where multi-modal tickets are likely to be used. In this research a principled infilling methodology is developed whereby a data model is constructed, enabling the omissions to be construed as missing at random MAR (Little and Rubin, 2014), facilitating the imputation of all unobserved values and measures of uncertainty associated with the imputation results. Regression modelling and subsequent analysis is validly conducted using the complete dataset, and a case study of rail heading (whereby passengers travel further to access a rail service when there are commensurate closer services) is investigated in West Yorkshire, identifying the governing exogenous socio-economic, demographic, urban morphology and network endogenous variables.
KEYWORDS: big consumer data, railways ticketing, inobservance, missing data, infilling, imputation, missing-at-random, journey factor, passenger flows, data values, data model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rsai-bis.org/
 
Description A little less conversation* and more [impact and citations] please 
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 Invited to present at the ARCC Network event for postgraduate students: "Showcasing research to deliver impact"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ADRN conference - Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk was well received and triggered many questions during the session. After the presentation I was approached with further questions and general interest in the CDRC. I have since received follow up emails too.

Contacts at the Welsh Government have followed up with me to invite me to give a talk to the CDRC to colleagues there. Director of a phase 1 ESRC centre has suggested formal annual meetings withthe phase 1 and 2 centres. I have followed this up by email to set the wheels in motion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Academy of International Business conference 
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 The activity was to present a research paper, entitled "Why and When Chinese Firms Increase Their Stakes" (authored by Jie Wu, University of Macau and Matthew J. Robson, University of Leeds), at the Academy of International Business annual conference in New Orleans. The paper used big data approaches, e.g., R programming language, to map out the network of cross-holdings of Chinese firms and identify how these kinds of alliance evolve.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://documents.aib.msu.edu/events/2016/AIB2016_Program.pdf
 
Description Accelerating City as a Platform 
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 The talk was followed by group brainstorming activities in the form of a SWOT analysis for the Leeds Institute fcor Data Analytics and its place as a hub within the 'Leeds Data City'. The meeting also promoted engagement with BT who were well represented.

Likelihood that Leeds City Council representatives will co-locate with University colleaguies in the Institute for Data Analytics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Acute and chronic childhood conditions (LIDA Seminar 09.02.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external keynote speaker: Trina Evans Cheung, NHS Digital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-acute-chronic-childhood-conditions/
 
Description Advanced Workshop of Urban Studies and Smart Cities, Hong Kong, 28th April 2017 
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 Professor Birkin was invited to present at the workshop in Hong Kong. The workshop itself was supported by the Strategic Development Fund of the Faculty of Social Science of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 7 other international scholars were also invited to present to an audience of over 100 people including local Faculty members and research students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Agent-Based Modelling, the Next 20 Years: Dynamic Data Assimilation (RGS 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented the ongoing surf work at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference (30 August - 2 September) as part of a session entitled "The Future of Geocomputation"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/p/2016-08-rgs-geocomputation.html
 
Description Analysing Food Hygiene Rating Scores in R: a guide (06.08.2018 
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 blog post outlining how to undertake basic analysis of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme data in R. This tutorial raises awareness of the data and methods used for this project and includes a brief summary of the research being undertaken.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://lab.ukdataservice.ac.uk/2018/08/06/analysing-food-hygiene-rating-scores-in-r/
 
Description Are we really green? Evidence using big data (LIDA Seminar 28.04.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, CDRC researchers presented projects with external partners including Asda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Asda: Consumer Data Research Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated round table discussions

Strengthened existing relationship, introduced new contacts and generated discussions on further collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Filming - Mark Birkin 
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 Professor Mark Birkin was interviewed on the Consumer Data Research Centre and how we are using data to positively impact society. The programme will be aired on BBC Politics on Sunday around the GDPR release date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Look North interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nik was invited to give a BBC Look North TV interview about school spending cuts in March 2017. The question was heavily influenced by perceived pressures brought about by migration, as 'spending cuts' were on a per-pupil basis. I provided evidence to show that it was a cohort effect, not a migration effect, with an intake of a particularly large cohort of children from a group of mothers with unusually high fertility being the key contributing factor. This was contrary to the prevailing (non-evidence informed) view of why there was an issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BSPS/ British Academy Policy Forum on New Data for Policy 
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 The talk provoked lively discussion of future directions and issues in big data research for social policy.

Some direct contacts were made and follow on activities have been suggested.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact TITLE: Behavioral decision research approaches to developing effective communications

ABSTRACT: Decisions about health risks can be daunting. Health experts may be asked to develop communications with the goal of improving people's risk understanding and decision-making competence. However, their communication efforts may fail if they misunderstand the informational needs of their audiences. In this presentation, I will present the social science behind effective communication development. Examples will cover a variety of health and related risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Be Curious - Be a Data Detective 
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 The Centre hosted an activity at the University of Leeds annual Public Engagement event. The event attracted over 1000 local families and engaged them in conversations about how research positively impacts society, particularly the local community. The CDRC activity (be a data detective) was run in collaboration with Leeds City Councils and showed Children how mapping data can help us to identify patterns in local populations and how the City Council can tailor service provision to suit individual communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/4000/around_campus/460/be_curious_festival-about_leeds_and_yorkshire
 
Description Beyond the traditional - Data Science for official statistics (LIDA Seminar - 22.02.18) 
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 Dr Nik Lomax hosted this seminar in conjunction with ONS and and the Royal Statistical Society Leeds/Bradford Local Group. Audience was a mix of academic, industry and third sector organisations. External keynote speaker: Owen Abbott, Head of Big Data, ONS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/beyond-traditional-big-data-official-statistics/
 
Description Big Data Analytics Conference 
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 Mark Birkin chairing the event. Opportunity to hear from leaders within the consumer data world and to network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Big Data Network Phase 2 Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation generated questions and discussion

Raised awareness of CDRC aims and objectives amongst and academic and commercial constituency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Big Data Week Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At this event we were 'exhibitors' on a CDRC stand. The stand was overrun with people wanting to talk about the centre and the sorts of data it would hold and also the sorts of partnerships it would facilitate.

There have been follow up emails with companies for new partnerships to facilitate data sharing and also to support capacity building.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bdwbelfast.com/2015-event/
 
Description Big Data Week Belfast (AN) 
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 As an event sponsor we networked extensively with delegates at the Big Data Week Conference in Belfast. The conference attracts industry participants with an interest in big data analytics from Northern Ireland, elsewhere in the UK and a some international (predominantly European and US). We were able to spread the word widely about CDRC, whilst also having in-depth discussions with around 20 delegates who had a more substantial interest in the centre. As a result, there are a number of very positive and high profile leads to follow up which could result in meaningful collaborations in the form of project partners, data providers or sponsors (e.g. studentships) linked to the CDRC.

A number of individuals and organisations are being followed up with a view to potential collaboration or involvement within the CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://bdwbelfast.com/
 
Description Big Data and Ethics (LIDA Seminar 26.01.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar on Big Data and Ethics. External keynote speaker: Baroness Onora O'Neill, House of Lords.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-big-data-ethics/
 
Description Big Data and the Obesity Epidemic (LIDA Seminar 17.03.2016) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speaker: Prof Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/big-data-obesity-epidemic/
 
Description Big Data application in birth cohorts 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speaker: Andy Boyd, Data Linkage and Information Security Manager, Bristol University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/big-data-application-in-birth-cohorts/
 
Description Big data applications for understanding climate solutions LIDA Seminar (27/09/2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 36 attendees listened to a talk from keynote speaker Jan Minx which outlined how data science applications offer a new path to a synthetic understanding of climate solutions and how they can prepare global environmental assessments for the 21st century. This talk involved looking at the methodological problems of all the necessary climate change lit analysis and how big data computational methodology can be applied to this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/big-data-applications-understanding-climate-solutions/
 
Description Big data skills in social sciences 
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 Guest presenter and panelist at 'Big Data Skills in the social sciences' workshop. Presentation title 'Big data skills in transactional and consumer data'. 14th October 2016.

Presentation session to postgraduate students to encourage them to acquire relevant skills to work with these data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.datascience.manchester.ac.uk/events-1/events/big-data-skills-in-social-sciences/
 
Description Big data to improve cardiovascular health: Hype or reality? (LIDA Seminar - 17.01.17) 
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 hosted seminar with speakers from Leeds Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Group. Audience was a mix of clinical, academic and third sector. External keynote: Professor Kazem Rahimi, James Martin Senior Fellow in Essential Healthcare and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/big-data-improve-cardiovascular-health-hype-reality/
 
Description Blog entry and video, UKDS Data Impact 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 I wrote a blog entry and featured in a short video providing an overview of my food safety research. The video and blog entry featured on the UKDS website, increasing the impact of this work and stimulating interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/introducing-the-uk-data-service-data-impact-fellows-2016-2018/
 
Description Book launch, UCL cloisters; Mark Birkin attended (19/02/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people. Networking event with City Scientists, CDRC partners and members of other sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Boston/ Cambridge Visit: Big Data, Tech and Digital Innovation, Mark Birkin (25/07/2018-28/07/2018) 
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 Mark Birkin represented theme of Big Data, Tech and Digital Innovation. 8 themes in total, represented by 22 city partners. Met with more than 200 people representing British Consulate, MassChallenge (business development and innovation accelerator), Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital, Pfizer, Cambridge Innovation Centre, Flagship Pioneering (data science investment and venture capital) and Fintech Sandbox (data sharing in financial services sector). Purpose: move to shape your respective propositions to promote, develop key messages, identify and articulate the opportunities in each of the themes above for Boston / Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description British Gas: Big Data and Consumer Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated round table discussion

Introduction to new contacts in the British Gas Data and Insight team and generated discussion about possible future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Library at Tadcaster AQL event, Mark Birkin attended (05/11/2018) 
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 David Hogg, Mark Birkin, Adam Beaumont and British Library Divisional Heads (8 people) met to discuss areas of potential collaboration in AI, data analytics and robotics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description British Library event with Emmanouil Tranos 
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 Event following on from Emmanouil Tranos's ESRC-CDRC funded Innovation Fund Project, Online behaviour in the UK: an individual and contextual analysis. Approx. 30 people attended. Discussion and feedback with members of the public regarding research opportunities, data trusts and constraints with Big Consumer Data. Further engagement with OS and ODI (London).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Budapest Visit: AI as a Bridge between Hungary and the UK, Mark Birkin (14/03/2019) 
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 20 people including British Ambassador, Deputy Minister of State for Innovation (Head of Digital Economy Department). Data science policy development (how UK government & private organizations build, incentivize, promote, internationalize and measure data science/ AI as a tool in their products & services: key local insights, case studies. "Ecosystem Shepherding": Explore how Hungarian AI stakeholders could collaborate with UK partners and identify how they could improve their service offering. What can Hungary's 6 Digital Innovation Hubs offer to UK partners?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Building a Digital Twin: Testing the Effectiveness of Telecommunication Policies in a Virtual World LIDA Seminar (15/01/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attendees heard from Dr Edward Oughton from Uni of Oxford who proposed the development of a Digital Twin as a virtual test-bed for evaluating telecommunication policies. The concept of a Digital Twin has been common for several years in aerospace engineering, since first proposed by NASA in 2010. Led to interesting discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/building-digital-twin-testing-effectiveness-telecommunication-policie...
 
Description Built Environment and Health in the Age of Big Data (LIDA Seminar 21.09.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speaker: Prof Anne Vernez Moudon, Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Planning; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-built-environment-health-age-big-data/
 
Description CDRC Announcement Press Release 
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 Articles published by 6 media outlets

Raised awareness of the CDRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3488/university_of_leeds_to_be_a_leader_in_data_analytics_and_re...
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum (25.05.17) 
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 Leeds hosted the annual Data Partner Forum event, with the objective to deepen levels of engagement with current industry partners and to engage with potential partners. Researchers from each of the CDRC partner institutes presented research projects in Business Analytics, Retail, Energy, Housing, Mobility, Transport and Health. Representatives from the following organisations were in attendance: ONS, Westminster City Council, Pitney Bowes, Shop Direct, Fraudscreen, Ethical Consumer Research Association, REaD Group, Callcredit, DLA Piper, Geolytix, Whenfresh, Cooperative Group, CACI, Datatalk, Transport for West Midlands, ICM Unlimited, Local Data Company, Fusionex International, Bloom, First Transport, MIAC, Bradgate Bakery, Sainsburys, Jet2, Virgin Media, Movement Strategies, SkyBet, Argos, Zoopla, Debighshire County Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum 2016 (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I gave an overview of my MSc dissertation research, including suggestions for how the findings might translate practically. The presentation prompted audience feedback/input in relation to data sets and modelling techniques. Presentation Title - Enumerating the Ambient Population in the Context of Crime: A Comparative Study of 'Contemporaneous' and 'Traditional' Data Sets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/datapartnerforum/
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum 2018, Oxford, Said Business School (08/06/2018) 
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 Ca. 100 people attended the annual event and Mark Birkin chaired the Leeds CDRC session, at which the Leeds researchers Andrew Smith, Tomas Crols, and Innovation Fund PIs Alasdair Rae, Emmanouil Tranos, and Adam Hardy presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CDRC Data partner forum - Open all hours talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The activity was held in the CDRC and was aimed at disseminating information with current data partners but also to attract potential new data partners
I presented some recently accepted work for publication within the context of retail
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC Innovation Fund Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation if interim findings about small area income in England on 27/04/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CDRC Newsletter - February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HTML newsletter promoting the CDRC data service, research and capacity building activities. Newsletter sent to 280 recipients, including business/industry partners, local government, third sector and academics. Newsletter led to an increase in user applications for the safeguarded/secure datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC Newsletter - February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HTML newsletter promoting the CDRC data service, research and capacity building activities. Newsletter sent to 3005 recipients, including business/industry partners, local government, third sector and academics. Newsletter led to an increase in user applications for the safeguarded/secure datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CDRC Newsletter - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HTML newsletter promoting the CDRC data service, research and capacity building activities. Newsletter sent to 2223 recipients, including business/industry partners, local government, third sector and academics. Newsletter led to an increase in user applications for the safeguarded/secure datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CDRC Newsletter - June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HTML newsletter promoting the CDRC data service, research and capacity building activities. Newsletter sent to 390 recipients, including business/industry partners, local government, third sector and academics. Newsletter led to an increase in user applications for the safeguarded/secure datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC Newsletter - November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HTML newsletter promoting the CDRC data service, research and capacity building activities. Newsletter sent to 927 recipients, including business/industry partners, local government, third sector and academics. Newsletter led to an increase in user applications for the safeguarded/secure datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CDRC Symposium 
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 Presentation and networking generated discussions for possible future collaborations

Raised the profile of the CDRC amongst an international academic audience, generated a number of collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa Social Media 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 One day workshop hosted by University of Nottingham on behalf of the ESRC intended on bringing together ESRC-funded projects with research interest in social media, with an aim to identify key strategic challenges to address over the next 5 years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/
 
Description Can activity self-tracking decrease health and social inequalities? - Using commercial big datasets critically (09.11.17) 
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 CDRC Innovation Fund Researcher, Christopher Till, discusses if activity self-tracking can decrease health and social inequalities. Blog article published on thisisnotasociology blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://thisisnotasociology.blog/2017/11/09/new-project-can-activity-self-tracking-decrease-health-a...
 
Description Centre for Data Analytics and Society partner engagement event 
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 Partner engagement event providing an opportunity for research students to disseminate work completed as part of an internship with external organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Improbable 
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 One week visit to Improbable to demonstrate the emerging agent-based model of urban movements and experiment with their SpatialOS platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/announce/2015/12/10/ImprobableSim.html
 
Description Computational Geography: Simulating Society with Big Data and HPC 
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 generated conversation about future opportunities and generated networking opportunities.

Consolidated networks with academic and equipment providers. Has led to follow on events, a number of joint research proposals and planning for educational programmes (MSc Data Science) now at an advanced stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A piece of research work is presented to around 20 researchers from various academic institutes. The research has sparked discussion afterwards and some researchers were keen to know the outcome of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference presentation - The Geography of Consumption: New Evidence and New Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Productive discussion relating to use of Big Data in research followed the presentation.

Discussion continued throughout the 3 day conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.regionalscience.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1298:applied-geography-igu-confe...
 
Description Conference presentation: Can 'Big Data' on consumer purchases supplement national surveys? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact There was interesting discussion and debate following the presentation.

Increased awareness of an international audience around the work with baig data on food in the uk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.regionalscience.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1298:applied-geography-igu-confe...
 
Description Conference presentation: Can geodemographic classifications be used to better understand diet and obesity in children? 
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 Talk generated questions and discussion and led to suggestions for development of the research.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://sites.google.com/site/ectqg2015/
 
Description Conference presentation: ECTQG 2017 - Welcome to Yorkshire 
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 Talk generated much discussion about the next ECTQG conference to be hosted by UoL/CDRC in Yorkshire in 2017

After the talk many of the conference delegates approached me to talk about the visit to Leeds and the work which our centre is doing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cdrc.ac.uk/2015/08/ectqg-2017-to-be-held-in-yorkshire/
 
Description Conference presentation: Exploring the role of consumer data for food in national survey reporting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Interesting questions and discussion followed the talk.

The talk has stimulated further research questions from colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://leeds.gisruk.org/
 
Description Conference session: Computational human geography in the digital world: new data, methods, challenges and opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Three parallel sessions on this theme were schedules for the conference. It proved to be a popular session. The series of talks spared much discussion and questions.

No connections were made and new ideas shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference session: Volunteered geographic information (VGI): From OpenStreetMap to participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The session generated much discussion and brought together geographically disparate groups.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Consumer perceptions of energy use (Vedran Lesic 27.11.17) 
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 CDRC PhD Student, Vedran Lesic, discusses how consumer perceptions of energy use differ from reality. Video blog published by Leeds University Business School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/blog/article/video-consumer-perceptions-of-ener...
 
Description Contribution of evidence to the National Infrastructure Assessment, undertaken by the National Infrastructure Commission 
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 The National Infrastructure Commission invited us to provide evidence on transport capacity for UK cities for the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), published in July 2018. The NIA makes recommendations for how the infrastructure needs and priorities of the country should be addressed. Government are required to formally respond to the recommendations made in the NIA. The evidence led to the assertion in the NIA that "transport networks are close to capacity in many UK cities" and the recommendation that "investing in urban transport can support productivity and quality of life". Impact from this work is a direct contribution to the shaping of future infrastructure priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nic.org.uk/publications/national-infrastructure-assessment-2018/
 
Description Contributions in Chinese media 
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 I have been frequently invited to write for the Chinese newspapers in China and in the UK. The intended purpose is about reflecting and observing the UK's prospective in every sectors, such as education, healthcare, environmental protection, business and politics.

For ModernWeekly (China), I used to write weekly (counting 40 articles) and the print circulation was closed to 1 million. For Phoenix Cities (China), I wrote two long article and one was about London DLR history. The print circulation was among urban professionals in China (50,000).

For UK-Chinese Times (UK's largest national Chinese newspaper), I write for their editorial commentary weekly (counting 150+ articles). While the print circulation is mainly for Chinese population in the UK, it is often picked up by the Chinese news outlets from China for UK's special news coverage. For UK Business Post (UK's business newspaper in Chinese) I have written 42 articles about British SME business. The print circulation was freely available in most Chinese business outlets.

My writing has often sparked online discussions about how Chinese business leaders or government leaders can learn from the UK's experience. While I don't have precise measure for direct impact on readership, it does reflect on my increasing "Chinese Twitter" weibo account - closed to 20,000 followers in China. I have been invited to write for China or Taiwan business leaders about how they could promote ethical consumption or ethical business enterprise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.ukchinese.com
 
Description Creative Medical Research - guest lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speaker (Matt Bowles) gave a presentation to our MSc CAMS students titled: Cataloguing what people do and think : lessons from a decade of customer insight research
Matt has over 10 years experience in some of the UK's leading marke research companies: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), YouGov (a CDRC partner) and Havas. Matt will talk through some major customer insight projects he's previously worked on: how the projects were conceived, data collected, analysed and eventually reported to clients. Matt will also provide a unique position on some current challenges in modern data science: on the tension between profiling customers using 'found' data -- data that are typically repurposed for market research -- versus more traditional datasets carefully collected and curated specifically for customer insight and analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crime Analytics (LIDA Seminar 07.12.17) 
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 Centre hosted Seminar, external speaker: Mark Bangs, ONS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/crime-analytics-2/
 
Description Dagstuhl Seminar- From observations to predication of movement- 9th-12th July 2017 
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 This 3 day seminar looked to address several issues: What focus should be used to predict trajectory; what are the potential uses of accurate trajectory prediction and what degree of accuracy is required; what is the relationship between accurate predication and an understanding of the generating process- can you have one without the other; what extent do movement observations convey information on the underlying behaviour of moving phenomena; what is the relationship between movement and its environmental context? To what extent changes in movement patterns convey information on changes in the environment and visa versa; can a classification of trajectory generating mechanisms and associated trajectory properties be classified? The seminar involved researchers from Animal Behaviour, GIS, Computational Geometry, Data Science and other fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=17282
 
Description Data Dive 
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 Opportunities to network after participating in data dive workshop

Secured contacts in the Leeds Data Community. Led to a meeting with a local organisation to begin (on going) discussions about possible collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Data Partner Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of interim findings about the variation in income at the local level at the CDRC Data Partner Forum on 08/06/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Data Science Engagement event 
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 This workshop was a Data Science Engagement event involving an international company, Callcredit (and CDRC data partner), with data scientists, researchers and academics at the University of Leeds. A tour of the facilities in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics was followed by six short presentations (from individuals at the University of Leeds and Callcredit) and an extended round table discussion.

The event developed exiting relationships and sparked new ones. Many ideas for future collaborations to further enhance the partnership were initiated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Data Scientist Intern Presentations at The Alan Turing Institute (12/03/2019) 
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 The third cohort of data scientist interns travelled down to University of Leeds partners at The Alan Turing Institute in London in order to present on their first round of projects before an audience of data scientists and Turing industry partners. The topics of the presentations ranged from urban analytics, consumer store card data and its applications, and origin-destination data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data Scientist Intern Seminar - Urban Analytics & Consumer Data (21/02/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attendees heard from 5x data scientist interns working on predominantly urban analytics based projects using simulations, agent based modelling and sensor data. Attendees were from across faculties and some reported interest in putting forward a project for the 2019/20 round of intern projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-data-scientist-intern-seminar/
 
Description Data science presentation at Hiscox 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 10 postgraduate students were invited to attend a data science seminar at Hiscox's York office. There were 12 Hiscox employees from team managers, HR, underwriters, PR, and analytical team attended the seminar. I presented our ongoing data science projects and research methods. One of the projects with Hiscox is to model the health state of UK's startups. Hiscox was very impressed with what we had achieved so far, especially our machine learning approach. Hiscox agreed to share a few parameters from their current insurance claim making to help us improve our model. I also informed Hiscox that we might spin out a few MSc dissertations from our current data mining. We would present our finding to Hiscox's executives and their underwriter teams in London in June. Also we are invited to tour Lloyd's insurance trading floor and observe how insurance underwriters work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Demographics User Group Annual Conference (AN) 
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 Participation in this event provided an opportunity to network primarily with senior professionals within the retail sector - raising the profile of CDRC.

Further details on CDRC were passed to an interested journalist from the Financial TImes
Productive discussions with Co-Op location planning team which are likely to yield input to CDRC MSc programme in Consumer Analytics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Demontration of NPCT to Leeds City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk led to much interesting discussion about the NPCT and how to improve it using Big Data.

The talk led to the suggestion that we seek funding to deploy the tool for West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Department for Work and Pensions Research Interest Workshop 
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 Partnership event to see how University of Leeds inc Consumer Data Research Centre can engage with the Department for Work and Pensions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Departmental Seminar - University of Liverpool Department of Geography and Planning (AN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited departmental seminar used to raise awareness of applied retail modelling research being carried out within CDRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Designing the digital economy - accelerating digital business and cluster growth 
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 Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire 6th July 2015 Re:centre, University of Bradford
Overarching purpose: To develop and test the proposition that the digital catapult Centre Yorkshire should lead the development of an international 'Patient-Experience' R&D Lab and work programme.
Objectives:
• To articulate a vision and objectives for an international patient experience R&D programme and Lab
• To create a 'road map' for achieving that vision over the next 10 years, incorporating a programme of projects and initiatives
• To identify and prioritise practical project interventions for the next 3 years
Attendees representing:
University of Bradford, University of Leeds, University of York, University of Huddersfield, London Digital Catapult, Bradford Digital Catapult, EPSRC, AHRC, mHealth Habitat, Leeds City Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and BT
Participants were asked to introduce themselves and speak briefly about what they were bringing to the project.
A presentation was given by Graham Hitchin from Directional Thinking, providing some background and an introduction to the 'Designing the Digital Economy' report along with a focus on how design thinking is central to the process of this project. Graham stressed the importance of putting the user at the centre of the process and outlined some of the design models that had been used in the build up to putting the report which highlighted the strengths of all 3 digital catapult centres.
Liam Sutton from Bradford University then spoke briefly about the background to this meeting and the digital Catapult in Bradford and the background to the patient experience Lab programme including some of the impacts the patient experience lab could have.
The room then split into small groups in order to:
Construct a shared vision to combine, to add to, and or to discard the impacts highlighted in Liam Sutton's presentation. Once each group had created a vision they were assigned a group of people and asked what the experience from the Lab would feel like for these groups.
1. Citizens with poor health outcomes & low usage, health professional bodies and corporate tech and pharma companies.
2. Citizens with poor health outcomes and high usage, NHS organisations and academics/ researchers
3. Citizens with good health outcomes and low usage, health professionals and local authorities
4. Citizens with good health outcomes & high usage, GPs, primary care trusts, supply chains and SMEs
Finally each group was then asked to create 3 project templates that the patient experience lab could consider that would be taken back to the digital catapult and Innovate UK to help shape future funding calls etc.
Projects ranged from creating a digital health passport that combine all health records in to one place (and or a project focusing on the barriers to such a project) to projects on how to increase the amount of innovation into the health sector to enhance the patient experience (for example cutting down waiting times etc.)


Continued engagement and projects with the Digital Catapult in Yorkshire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/local-centre/yorkshire/
 
Description Detecting clinical deterioration in hospital using sensor data LIDA Seminar (14/06/2018) 
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 This talk by keynote speaker Tim Bonnici -- an Intensive Care and Acute Medicine physician and digital health researcher working at the University of Oxford -- discussed the evidence around the feasibility of using wearable monitors to continuously monitor inpatients, practical barriers to implementation and promising avenues for future development with an audience primarily made up on those in Medicine, the NHS and General Practitioners. The talk led to stimulating discussion of the benefits of wearable monitors to improve patient outcomes and monitoring in a less restrictive way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/detecting-clinical-deterioration-hospital-using-sensor-data/
 
Description Difficulties with reproducible data analytics: Pitfalls in predictive policing (LIDA Seminar 23.11.17) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speaker: Dr Toby Davies, Department of Security and Crime at UCL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/difficulties-reproducible-data-analytics-pitfalls-predictive-policing...
 
Description Digital Archives and Cities: our Online Past and the Digital Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to give a keynote talk 5th Planning and Regional Development Conference in Greece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://conferenceprd5.prd.uth.gr/programm/
 
Description Digital Archives and Cities: our Online Past and the Digital Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present the CDRC-funded research at an internal seminar at the British Library. The presentation illustrated how digital archived can be used for urban research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Digital Catapult Meeting, Mark Birkin attended (12/02/2019) 
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 Discussed potential collaborations around software, data, internships and business innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital Catapult Partnership Board 
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 Background information was provided about the digital health catapult (Yorkshire) and a mixed audience brainstormed priorities and strategic options. Applied work is on-going through digital health enterprise and connected cities agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/local-centre/yorkshire/
 
Description Digital Conversations @BL: Data, Place and Digital Economies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public event was co-organised together with the British Library entitled: "Digital Conversations @BL: Data, Place and Digital Economies". Drawing upon the CDRC funded research, the event was an opportunity to present the value of digital archives in understanding cities and the digital economy. The event took place at the British Library in London, it was sold out and was attended by more than 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2019/01/digital-conversations-data-place-and-digital-economi...
 
Description Digital Platform for Dementia Screening (LIDA Seminar 13.07.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speaker: Prof Kevin Tsoi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/digital-platform-dementia-screening/
 
Description Digital economy in the UK regions: the effect of the early adopters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A talk at the ERSA 2018 Congress in Cork, Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ersa.org/events/58th-ersa-congress/
 
Description DignioNorwegian Connected Health Company, visit to Leeds 23rd October 2017 
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 The CEO and colleagues from Norwegian Digital Health company Dignio visited Leeds on the 23rd October with an express view to meet with key professionals in digital health and connected healthcare. Professor Birkin was involved in a morning panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussed the project with Prof. Luisa Corrado (Prof. of Economics at Tor Vergata University in Rome and NIESR Fellow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In twi mneetings we discussed the project with Prof. Luisa Corrado (Prof. of Economics at Tor Vergata University in Rome and NIESR Fellow), who provided useful feedback on the porject and expressed interest in using the house returns data for her work focused on the regional economics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion during The Broken Housing Market Conference on 1st June 2018 (approx. 140 experts in the area of the housing economics and policy) 
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 Taking advantage of The Broken Housing Market Conference co-organized by NIESR and taking place on the 1st June 2018, we had discussion with various experts and policymakers in the area of housing. The conference was attended by approx. 140 experts in the area of the housing economics and policy. We collected feedback and comments on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dissemination of research output 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the research outputs to the data partner.

After the presentation a dialogue for further data sharing was initiated and the partner has positively responded to it. It is likely to lead to further data addition to the organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dubrovnik International University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact About 50 postgraduate students attended a presentation entitled "A behavioural decision research approach to developing effective communications" which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Abstract: In their lives, people face decisions about risks affecting their health, finances, and environmental footprint. Experts in different domains may be asked to develop communications with the goal of improving people's judgments and decisions about specific risks. Such communication efforts may fail if experts lack information about what wording people prefer to use to describe relevant concepts, what information people need or want to know to make more informed decisions, and what barriers people experience when trying to change their behavior. In this presentation, I will present the social science behind effective communication development, and end with key lessons learned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/wandibruinedebruin/posts/172181656635508?pnref=story
 
Description Dynamic, data-driven, agent-based modelling for simulating cities: Understanding Crime and Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Big Data Campus, Titchfield. 1 December 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/p/2016-12-01-ONS_Data_Campus.html
 
Description ESRC Retail Sector Initiative Knowledge Sharing Workshop - Nottingham (AN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations reflected ongoing and completed collaborations between the retail sector and academia, identifying some of the challenges and opportunities for collaboration between these sectors. This event was an opportunity to engage with other academics working in this field, and with key stakeholders from the retail sector.

Opportunity to re-engage with former contacts and make new contacts which may be beneficial to future research linked to this grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC Society Now Article 
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 Article published in Society Now magazine

Raised awareness of the CDRC and harmonisation with the Big Data Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Early careers workshop at ASO 
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 The purpose of this workshop was to introduce early career researchers in the obesity field (interdisciplinary group including health care professionals) to the opportunities for using big data in their research. The workshop was very well received and positive feedback provided to the Association for the Study of Obesity. Participants reported that the workshop opened their minds to opportunities that they had not previously thought of as available to their research field.
Colleagues involved in the session also reported that their perspectives had been widened.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.aso.org.uk/events/ukco/ecrn-workshop/
 
Description Eco Fair. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Title: Developing effective communications to inform employees' decisions about energy use
Seminar description: Companies are increasingly seeking to reduce employees' energy use. One of the potential challenges is that employees are not responsible for their companies' energy bills, and therefore may have no incentives to reduce their energy use. Moreover, communication efforts may fail when communication designers have incorrect intuitions about what drives consumers' energy use or willingness to save. This presentation will present the social science of effective communication development, highlight its main findings, and give specific recommendations about how to design communications to reduce employees' energy use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eco-fair.co.uk/energy-carbon-uol/
 
Description Edge Analytics visit to LIDA, Mark Birkin hosted (23/10/2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit co-ordinated by Pete Boden/ Richard Culf. Six people in delegation, involving a discussion of potential collaborations around migration/ housing markets/ water companies and utilities. Has led to people from EA booking onto training courses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Efficient programming for data analytics (LIDA Seminar 27.04.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external keynote speaker: Dr Colin Gillespie, Newcastle University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-efficient-programming-data-analytics/
 
Description Engagement meeting related to CDRC MSc CAMS Programme (AN) 
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 Meeting with key individuals in the data analytics teams at Shop Direct, a major UK online retailer. Raised profile of CDRC and sought to elicit Shop Direct engagement with CDRC MSc Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy programme (CAMS). Shop Direct are very excited by CAMS and have agreed to support this programme through guest lectures, student placements etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Engagement with Asda over webinar 
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 Engagement with Asda about being involved with webinar event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Engagement with CallCredit over webinar 
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 Engagement with CallCredit about being involved in webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Engagement with Samsung 
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 Discussion with Samsung about engagement with webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Engaging patients in research - UseMyData and BCI UK (LIDA Seminar 20.07.2017) 
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 Centre hosted seminar, external speakers included: Chris Carrigan, useMYdata expert advisor; Azmina Verjee, Bowel Cancer Patient; Andy Smith, useMYData; Andy Wilson, Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-usemydata/
 
Description Experts panel for WRAP policy on service sector food waste 
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 Expert panel reviewing WRAP national policy on service sector food waste. Panel consisted of 10 industry-wide members and was communicated to the national service sector trade bodies in hotels, restaurants, NHS, universities, schools and SMEs sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exploring the Impact of Ambient Population Measures on Crime Hotspots (AAG 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 20 people attended a session at the Association of American Geographers International Conference that I helped to organise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/p/2016-03-ambient_population.pdf
 
Description Festival of Science (13.03.2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A group of 16-18 year old students from regional schools visited the university as part of the Festival of Science. The session involved a talk on using how the CDRC use GIS and spatial analysis to undertake research in areas relating to crime, retail modelling and food safety. This was followed by a practical session using GIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Festival of Science event (16.03.16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A group of year 12 students from regional schools visited the university as part of the festival of social science. The session involved a talk on using how the CDRC use GIS and spatial analysis to undertake research in areas relating to crime, retail modelling and food safety. This was followed by a practical session using GIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Festival of Social Science, quantitative methods workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A group of year 12 students from regional schools visited the university as part of the Festival of Social Science. The session involved a talk on using how GIS and spatial analysis are used in research relating to crime, retail modelling and food safety. This was followed by a practical session using GIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FixMyStreet Deprivation Maps 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our CDRC Innovation Project was a collaboration between the PI and RA at the University of Sheffield, Peter Matthews from the University of Stirling and Alex Parsons at mySociety.

Together, we built a map-based website for our project, available at: https://research.mysociety.org/sites/fms_maps/

The purpose of the website was to take data on neighbourhood fault reporting and make it intelligible and useful for a wide audience, principally aimed at policymakers but also more widely.



**Some initial stats for the first week post-launch are provided below.**
Total of 1515 page views - 371 to report, 160 views of individual council pages.

304 view of the publication page on research.mysociety.org
64 downloads of pdf through that site - 18 switched to pdf after viewing report page.

Maps were clicked (expanded into full poster) 102 times - people explicitly 'downloaded poster' 12 times - these are the same thing just counted differently.

Tweet stats from https://twitter.com/undertheraedar/status/1069861285221842944
Impressions
times people saw this Tweet on Twitter
11,632
Total engagements 395
Media engagements
217
Likes
56
Profile clicks
45
Detail expands
37
Retweets
17
Link clicks
17
Replies
5
Follows
1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.mysociety.org/sites/fms_maps/