UK Data Service (2017-2022)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Essex
Department Name: UK Data Archive

Abstract

The UK Data Service will provide an easy to use, trusted, one-stop shop for
* owners of data which have potential for re-use for social and economic research
* users of these types of data
Users are expected to come to the UK Data Service's website to search and browse for data collections created by a wide range of suppliers, including government data, data from ESRC-funded research projects, and will be able to access or download these data for their own use. The Service will rely on user registration to enhance our ability to tailor the needs of users and to ensure that licensing arrangements are correctly managed. (In the intervening period between the submission of this proposal and the new award, there will be a complete review of all the data collections currently held under the ONS-Special Licence. This review will remove this form of licence, therefore, all data currently available through this mechanism will either be available through our near-Open End User Licence or controlled through Secure Lab.) We shall continue to advocate Open access to relevantly classified datasets, while ensuring that access to personal data is maintained through the provision of secure access to sensitive data for trusted and Approved Researchers.

The five years of this award, are likely to see some of the most significant changes in sharing government data --- all of which have a significant impact on the UK Data Service --- the review of the Approved Researcher status has the potential to broaden use of our Secure Lab; the Digital Economy Bill (currently in Parliament) is likely to widen the range of data we have deposited from government and the change of policy of the ADRN to allow the retention of data means that the UK Data Service is one of the most likely places for these data to be maintained. The timescale for some of these activities is clear and we can plan for; for others, we shall have to be responsive to external factors.

For the Service to provide long-term access to data, the highest levels of digital repository and digital preservation techniques will be applied; and the Service shall conform to the relevant national and international standards to ensure the highest quality service.

Audience
Stakeholders
Public - protection of data.

Planned Impact

The main beneficiaries of the UKDS will be data creators, data owners, data users (including those who will use data and the Service for either research or teaching and learning), a wide range of funders, and the wider data service-providing community.
* Data owners, whether academic researchers or external organisations will benefit directly as data which they create will be accessible and usable over the long term. Some will benefit directly though our QA and metadata creation activities. They will benefit indirectly as they will not have to manage and curate their data after deposit. UKDS will protect their reputation by ensuring data integrity and allowing research findings to be verified and validated.
* Data creators will gain the same impact as data owners, but additionally will benefit from research data management guidance, which may lower research costs and ensures that data will not need to be recreated, and the availability of methodological documentation which will reduce research costs.
* Data creators and owners will benefit from promotional activities leading to increased visibility though impact stories, lower overheads on answering user enquiries, feedback on data quality and information on data use.
* As data users, researchers will benefit from seamless access to data and support, at no cost, and form an indirect element of policy impact. Secure access will ensure availability of data which would not be accessible otherwise. Teachers and learners will gain from availability of data for teaching and enhanced resources which will improve research methods teaching and advanced training. Users will also benefit from the UKDS's provision of a large and heterogeneous research data collection, inspiring new areas of research.
* Funders: the ESRC is already at the forefront of data provision, driving forward social science research, and providing social, political, and policy impact through the re-use of data. The ESRC will be a direct beneficiary of UKDS as it will widen use and re-use of both data and methodologies improving research quality and lowering costs. It will gain indirectly from quality ingest practices which will prevent future costs of re-ingest and preservation. Benefits will also accrue to the ESRC and the wider community through the delivery and promotion of good practice; indirectly it will benefit from the impact of quality data management training which protects returns on ESRC investments.
The ESRC and the wider community will benefit by the UKDS's promotion of the value of research data integrity and the repurposing and re-use of data. The UKDS's re-purposing of data for new audiences will benefit the community more generally and increase the audience for data use. The UKDS will assist in enhancing a skills base, alongside ESRC's other major investments. All stakeholders will benefit by the provision of a national trusted repository infrastructure which influences other data service practitioners. Other direct benefits will include, the stimulation of new networks and collaborations amongst data users, improving scholarly communication and motivating new research as a result of data availability. It may seem obvious, but the greatest impact of the UKDS will be its ability to provide research opportunities by ensuring data is available on demand. The benefits discussed here make no account of the potential benefits to the economic and social development of the UK, but data users in this context know no bounds. A researcher in the academy may carry out research on behalf of a government department or the third sector; so the direct benefits to the data user theoretically will become indirect benefits to 'external' parties, like the UKDS.
The actions to realise the benefits and impacts of the service are built into this proposal, some will be able to be quantifiably assessed during the lifetime of the service, and some will rely on case-based evidence.
 
Title Data Impact Fellows 2019 
Description Video interviews with UK Data Impact Fellows discussing how they have used the data held by the UK Data Service - we hear about their research and the difference the UK Data Service is making to the impact of their work. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The UK Data Service is supporting the long range-use of its data and resources by new generations of researchers and analysts using Service data - from the earliest stages of, and throughout their career - with the Data Impact Fellows programme. The video series has 261 views since August 2019. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOFPGE3zoH0&list=PLG87Imnep1SlBWa359Vl4ABhgW5IKP4cP
 
Title Interactive Data Skills Modules 
Description Introductory level interactive modules designed for users/researchers who want to get to grips with key aspects of survey, longitudinal and aggregate data. The modules give an introduction to key aspects of data using short instructional videos, interactive quizzes and activities using open access software where possible 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The interactive data skills modules introduce data to non-experts, giving those new to research a solid grounding in the key skills they will need to make full use of the rich data sources offered by the UK Data Service as they embark on their future research projects. 
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/data-skills-modules
 
Title UK Data Impact Fellowship videos 
Description Video interviews with UK Data Impact Fellows discussing how they have used the data held by the UK Data Service - we hear about their research and the difference the UK Data Service is making to the impact of their work. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The UK Data Service is supporting the long range-use of its data and resources by new generations of researchers and analysts using Service data - from the earliest stages of, and throughout their career - with the Data Impact Fellows programme. The 5 videos have been viewed over 450 times since they were produced in June 2018. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG87Imnep1SlUyf01D_mSWbMjqD16EirP
 
Title Video Tutorial: How to log into Secure Lab 
Description A video tutorial to show researchers who wish to use controlled level data how to log into the Secure Lab environment once they have been granted access. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This video tutorial has had 80 views since it was published on 23 January 2019 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqEdDF7beiE
 
Title Why cite data? 
Description Experts from across the University of Essex, the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Understanding Society and the UK Data Archive come together to explain the importance of data citation. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Helps spread the message of why it is so important to cite the data in your research. The video has over 1200 views since being published in June 2019. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEGYw19FYn8
 
Description We can't track every impact that the use of data which we supply access to here
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Assessing data quality and disclosure risk in numeric data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Data users learned about the principles of, and tools for, assessing data quality and reviewing disclosure risk in numeric data sources. Data assessment is extremely useful whether it is for wishing to create high quality data for publishing, thereby supporting the transparency and replication agenda (e.g. to meet funder or journal policy), or simply to check unknown data that has been accessed for reuse. The requirements of the GDPR when processing and de-identifying data benefit from quick examination, using tools where possible. By the end of the course data users were able to appreciate the principles and practicalities of assessing data quality and undertaking disclosure review in numeric data; they had gained hands-on experience with using two pieces of software (QAMyData, for assessing data and metadata quality, and R sdcMicro for disclosure review in numeric data; and new how to install QAMyData and R sdcMicro on their own computers.
 
Description CESSDA General Assembly
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The mission of CESSDA is to provide a full scale sustainable research infrastructure enabling the research community to conduct high-quality research in the social sciences contributing to the production of effective solutions to the major challenges facing society today and to facilitate teaching and learning in the social sciences. CESSDA provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.
URL https://www.cessda.eu/About/Governance/General-Assembly
 
Description Census Advisory Group meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advising ONS on design and outputs from 2021 census, including making specific requests and recommendations.
 
Description Census and Statistical Geographies Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Helping to shape decisions about digital boundary products available to users from 2021 census.
 
Description Creating Shareable Research Data Training n Kyrgyzstan
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Veerle Van Den Eynden and Louise Corti from the UK Data Service visited Kyrgyzstan to provide training on research data sharing. The main focus of their visit was to support creating a large collection of sensitive interviews, case studies and focus group discussions from the national Gender in Society Perceptions Study (GSPS). They offered advice on anonymisation and sharing of the data and the possibility of using the UK Data Service as a place of deposit due to there being no full-fledged Kyrgyzstani data repository.
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/creating-shareable-research-data-training-in-kyrgyzstan/
 
Description ESRC and ICO Workshop 1 (March 2018) and Workshop 2 (April 2018): on Managing social science research under GDPR, Manchester
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact High level workshop event to discuss the GDPR and implications on research, ensuring clear guidance and advice for researchers.
 
Description Editor for The Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://bartoc.org/en/content/about
 
Description Meeting with ONS regarding Research Excellence Award
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Impact on the use of data to inform policy, in particular, impact from the expertise of the UK Data Service from its effective approach to impact in a new format. The awards will run annually.
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/15KbkSeWR-DvCyvoqHwMGdTkqzKJSYBy5/view
 
Description Member of Advisory Group for ESRC Micro Safe Setting (SafePod) Network
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of CESSDA Service Providers Forum
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The service providers of CESSDA meet every six months. They are the institutions which are responsible for providing a service to CESSDA
URL https://www.cessda.eu/News-Events/Events/10th-Meeting-of-the-Service-Providers-Forum
 
Description Member of CESSDA Technical Framework Working Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.cessda.eu/About/Working-Groups
 
Description Member of CESSDA Training Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CESSDA Training Group creates a place where CESSDA Service Provider staff, archivists, data producers and researchers working in the wide area of social science and humanities can find training, advice and educational resources on: research data management; data discovery and use; digital preservation and data archiving and CESSDA tools and services.
URL https://www.cessda.eu/Training
 
Description Member of CESSDA Trust Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The CESSDA Trust Group offers both existing and aspiring service providers guidance and support in meeting a range of issues and standards relating to trusted data and services. CESSDA Trust Group consists of a core of service providers with experience in trust standards and certification and key contacts representing each of the CESSDA members and aspiring members.
URL https://www.cessda.eu/About/Working-Groups/Trust
 
Description Member of CESSDA Working Group Leads
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.cessda.eu/About/Working-Groups
 
Description Member of Core Trust Seal Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Core Trust Seal Board is responsible for the development and maintenance of the CoreTrustSeal certification criteria and processes, and for the final approval of certifications. The Board is committed to ensuring community engagement and inclusion, transparency of processes, and the availability of a certification open to any appropriate data repository. CoreTrustSeal Data Repository certification replaces the DSA certification and WDS Regular Members certification.
URL https://www.coretrustseal.org/about/standards-and-certification-board/
 
Description Member of DDI Training Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of Data First Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/
 
Description Member of Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Advocacy and Communications Subcommittee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.dpconline.org/our-work/working-groups-and-task-forces
 
Description Member of European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) - Social and Cultural Innovation Strategy Working Group (SCI-SWG)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The mission of ESFRI is to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to the better use and development of research infrastructures, at EU and international level. ESFRI's delegates are nominated by the Research Ministers of the Member and Associate Countries. The Social and Cultural Innovation SWG proposes possible solutions (related to RIs) that are able to help tackle the Grand Challenges facing society.
URL https://www.esfri.eu/working-groups/social-and-cultural-innovation
 
Description Member of FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences) Scientific Board
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://forscenter.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/foundation-board-fors_2019.pdf
 
Description Member of METADAC Data Access Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.metadac.ac.uk/data-access-committee/
 
Description Member of National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/about/advisory.php
 
Description Member of National Institute of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Advisory Board
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://professionalandsocial.org/projects/sharing-qualitative-research-data/
 
Description Member of Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) Demographic Statistics Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.nisra.gov.uk/publications/demographic-statistics-advisory-group-documents
 
Description Member of ONS Directors Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Research Data Alliance (RDA) - UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.rd-alliance.org/blogs/introducing-rda-uk-national-node.html
 
Description Member of Safe Data Access Professionals (SDAP)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The SDAP group has sought to not only to make useful resources available to anyone working in, or considering working in, this relatively niche field, but also to professionalise it. The group is keenly aware that while staff gain substantial experience and expertise when working in these services, there is rarely much in the way of a formal career path or professional development. therefore, to help enable staff to focus on their professional development by learning new, and developing existing skills, the SDAP group has produced a Competency Framework for staff working in Safe Settings.
URL https://securedatagroup.org/
 
Description Member of Statistics User Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Get_involved/Statistics_Users/RSS/Get_involved/Statistics_Users_sub/Statis...
 
Description Member of Statistics User Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Get_involved/Statistics_Users/RSS/Get_involved/Statistics_Users_sub/Statis...
 
Description Member of The Austrian Social Science Data Archive (AUSSDA) International Advisory Board (IAB)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://aussda.at/en/about-aussda/governance/
 
Description Member of UK Anonymisation Network
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The UK Anonymisation Network (UKAN) was set up in 2012 as a means of establishing best practice in anonymisation. It offers practical advice and information to anyone who handles personal data and needs to share it.
 
Description Member of UK Data Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The aim of the UK Data Forum is to provide strategic direction to the ongoing development and maintenance of a coherent and robust national data infrastructure for UK social and economic research and research in related fields of interest.
URL https://esrc.ukri.org/about-us/policies-and-standards/uk-data-forum/uk-data-forum-members/
 
Description Member of UK Statistics Authority Methodological Assurance Review Panel - Census
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Better use of census data
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/about-the-authority/committees/methodological-assurance-revie...
 
Description Member of UKRI Infrastructure Expert Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ukri.org/research/infrastructure/
 
Description Member of UKRI e-Infrastructure Expert Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ukri.org/research/infrastructure/
 
Description Member of University of Bremen QualiService Scientific Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.qualiservice.org/index.php?id=24
 
Description Member of the CLOSER Leadership Team
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/people/team/
 
Description Mercian Research Data Management Support Group - GDPR and Research Data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Discuss the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on research data management services and provide guidance and advice for researchers and research support staff.
URL https://merciancollaboration.org.uk/sites/default/files/events/2018_04_25_RDMSG_GDPR_flyer.pdf
 
Description NISRA Demographic Statistics Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advising NISRA on design and outputs from 2021 census
 
Description Population Theme Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advising ONS on production and publication of data concerning UK population statistics.
 
Description Science Europe Research Data Management (RDM) consultation (2018)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.scienceeurope.org/policy/policy-areas/research-data/rdm-initiative/
 
Description UKSA Census External Assurance Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Providing external methodological assurance on 2021 census design.
 
Description What to Keep: A Jisc research data study
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The purpose of the 'What to Keep' study, authored by Neil Beagrie and with input from the UKDS, is to provide new insights that will be useful to institutions, research funders, researchers, publishers and Jisc on what research data to keep and why, the current position and suggestions for improvement.
URL http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/7262/1/JR0100_WHAT_RESEARCH_DATA_TO_KEEP_FEB2019_v5_WEB.pdf
 
Description CESSDA Cloud Platform
Amount € 196,860 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description CESSDA European Question Bank (EQB) 2018
Amount € 18,796 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description CESSDA European Question Bank (EQB) 2019
Amount € 5,675 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description CESSDA Metadata Office
Amount € 122,675 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description CESSDA Metadata Office Task 2
Amount € 99,375 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description CESSDA Ontology Management
Amount € 46,327 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description CESSDA Products and Services Catalogue (PaSCat) - Phase 3
Amount £86,646 (GBP)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description CESSDA Technical Framework - Phase 4
Amount £15,035 (GBP)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description CESSDA Technical Working Group
Amount € 19,680 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description CESSDA Training Activities
Amount € 53,543 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description CESSDA Trust Activities 2020
Amount € 65,202 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) - Extension
Amount £24,490 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K000357/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 05/2019
 
Description Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) Phase 3
Amount £12,872 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Data Discovery & Research Data Management Training
Amount £4,760 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description FAIRsFAIR
Amount € 9,998,849 (EUR)
Funding ID 831558 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2022
 
Description Mediterranean Migration Research Programme (additional to UKDS)
Amount £16,320 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Social Science & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)
Amount € 14,468,093 (EUR)
Funding ID 823782 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2019 
End 04/2022
 
Description TRIPLE
Amount € 5,630,055 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2019 
End 03/2023
 
Description Training Working Group 2019
Amount € 21,875 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Trust Working Group Activities 2019
Amount € 23,224 (EUR)
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives 
Sector Private
Country Norway
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description UK Data Service (2017-2022) Uplift
Amount £4,999,947 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Title UKDS Teaching Packages 
Description We have datasets specifically designed for teaching, which have been produced both by data services and teachers themselves. Teaching datasets are based on real data that has been kept to a manageable size to make it more accessible and engaging for students. Our collection of teaching datasets include: - simplified versions of the major surveys - qualitative teaching files - data for teaching particular themes For quantitative datasets, we have an Excel file that lists our teaching datasets. This includes useful summary information for each dataset such as the sample size, number of variables and potential uses. There is also a list of teaching datasets by substantive topics. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The use of data in teaching is an invaluable way for learners (new researchers) to confront real-life research. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/#!?Search=Keyword:TEACHING%20PACKAGES&Rows=10...
 
Title Understanding Society: Ethnicity and Health Teaching Dataset Wave 1, 2009-2010 
Description This is a teaching resource for those who are new to data analysis. It is a step-by-step guide starting from exploring a survey, understanding the structure of the survey data and then using the data to do some simple exercises to measure differences in health and wellbeing across ethnic groups. The survey used here is Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study which interviews individuals in the sampled households every year. To make it easier to use the teaching dataset accompanying this teaching resource only includes responses given by adults (16+ year olds) during the first interview to questions about ethnicity, health and wellbeing and some key socio-demographic characteristics such as age, sex, education, income, labour market status etc. The statistical software used to construct the dataset is Stata, but it is also available to download in SPSS and tab-delimited text formats. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Downloaded over 100 times (25.02.2020) and is an invaluable resource for researchers looking to improve their data skills. 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8465-1
 
Description CESSDA 
Organisation Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
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Collaborator Contribution blah blah blah
Impact blah blah blah
 
Description Partnership with ICPSR 
Organisation University of Michigan
Department Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ICPSR in the North American equivalent of the UK Data Service. Matthew Woollard the UKDS Director attends annual ICPSR Council meetings as an invited staff visitor
Collaborator Contribution None
Impact Not known
Start Year 2017
 
Title Data Catalogue 
Description The UK Data Service has recently upgraded its data discovery and access systems. The upgrades to the new Data Catalogue (previously known as Discover) include: changes finding and accessing data. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The UK Data Service provides access to over 7,000 digital data collections for research and teaching purposes covering an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, and spanning many disciplines and themes. The upgraded Data Catalogue provides users with seamless and flexible access to a wide range of data resources to facilitate high quality social and economic research and education. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/#!?Search=&Page=1&Rows=10&Sort=0&DateFrom=175...
 
Title Endeavour 
Description Endeavour is the new UKDS unified repository workflow which has been designed and implemented to replace multiple legacy systems. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The new system delivers a schema-neutral underlying database. Standard software, hardware and product versions used across the technical infrastructure which, alongside standard approaches to specification and development of metadata profiles, controlled vocabularies and business processes, provide a baseline for stable development and maintenance and improvements to data depositing, processing and delivery. 
 
Title QAMyData 
Description Software designed to assess data quality and review disclosure risk in quantitative data. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact In the world of research there is agreement that the social science community must improve its capability for transparency and replicability through appraising and promoting trust in publicly-funded research. Research means evidence which means data. Research funders and publishes of journal articles now expect researchers to make explicit and share the data sources they have used to underpin their findings. QAMyData ensures consistency and improves quality of data and enables correct and meaningful analysis and reduces disclosure risk. Valuable for preparing high quality data for publishing (to allow replication and reuse) and to check unknown data prior to reuse. 
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/about-us/our-rd/qamydata.aspx
 
Description Alliance Manchester Business School - Introduction to the UK Data Service 
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 45 minute presentation to postgraduates introducing UK Data Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 2021 Census: What is planned and how will you use it? A UK Data Service users update 
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 This webinar will briefly outlined the current plans from the three Census agencies. We also discussed how we can best support 2021 Census data users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 4th International Conference on Administrative Data Research - Piloting a Safe Health Researcher course 
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 A half-day course that covers aspects of: potential/ actual disclosure risk in health data and appropriate access pathways; safeguards to be put in place when data with risk are shared; and what might constitute a published 'unsafe' output, i.e. with a risk of disclosure. The training focused on health data and research examples, and drew on aspects of the research data management and publishing training undertaken by the UK Data Service and on the UK Statistics Authority approved 'Safe Research Training' (SRT) course, which leads to the Accredited Researcher status.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A showcase of student research using the ONS Longitudinal and Census microdata 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To showcase PhD research and provide training using ONS Longitudinal Study and Census microdata.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5235
 
Description ARC (Eastern Academic Research Consortium) GDPR for Researchers' event, on 'The #GDPR and Research Data Management: Data Protection Experiences in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practical session on consent practices post GDPR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AUSSDA Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to participate in a review of the Austrian Social Science Data Archive in Vienna
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Accessing and using 'real-world' study data: A Stata-based introduction for newcomers to longitudinal research 
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 A series of introductory workshops to help new users get to grips with accessing and analysing data from UK longitudinal studies using examples from actual datasets available via the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Address at the AGEO Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote address to AGEO Forum - Austrian Geographic Information industry body
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An introduction to the secondary data use in the UK Data Service 
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 Workshop held at the University of Sussex introducing undergraduates to the UK Data Service, the data we hold and what they can do with it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anonymisation decision-making framework (ADF) User Community Workshop, University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss next version of anonymisation framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-anonymisation-decision-making-framework-user-community-workshop-t...
 
Description Assessing Data Quality and Disclosure Risk (Health Data) 
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 Training on new tools and encourage collaboration in health data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Assessing Data Quality and Disclosure Risk (Numeric Data) 
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 Workshop providing training on new tools and encouraging collaboration in numeric data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Assessing disclosure risk in data and outputs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A course which looked at the key elements of assessing data quality and disclosure risk in data and outputs. Also highlighted QAMyData as a tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bayes: Data Driven Innovation in EDINA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Raised general awareness of the services offered by the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Big Data, AI and the Future of Crime & Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk on principles and practices of quality assurance and disclosure control in data re-use at the Big Data, AI and the Future of Crime & Justice event at the University of East London. Also explained the practicalities and components of 'data health checks' and the '5 Safes' of protecting confidentiality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Britain by numbers: the big social science data quiz - ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an event for the ESRC Festival of Social Science. It was intended to introduce quantitative social science data to sixth form students. The session was fun and interactive and students learned about different data sources including social surveys and the Census and saw how they can be used to better understand the changing world we live in and to raise awareness of just how relevant social science research is in the world of today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/esrc-festival-of-social-science-2018/
 
Description CESSDA Expert Seminar 2019 
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 30 delegates came from universities and archives all over the continent to share knowledge and learn about issues such as: the conditions under which researchers access data, the tools service providers use when curating data and metadata.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CESSDA Workshop: Exploring Data in Europe - with a Focus on European Attitudes and Values 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A practical session on How to Find and Access data in Europe was presented at the one-day workshop in Prague. The workshop explored the potential of research data available in Europe and the presentations concentrated on data for comparative research and challenges in secondary data analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://archiv.soc.cas.cz/en/Workshop_Exploring_data
 
Description Capturing testimony of the contemporary migrant crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Using migration research as a case study, this seminar brings together various stakeholders to discuss the complexities and opportunities of sharing, archiving and reusing qualitative data in an interactive way. Based on views and experiences shared by researchers, research participants, migrants and their representatives and spokespeople, group discussions will aim to develop practical guidelines for sharing and archiving qualitative data for future reuse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 - Poster: 'Get your data here! Open access social sciences data from the UK Data Service' 
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 Poster about UKDS open data for use with Data Carpentry materials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Census microdata training in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This half-day session introduced Census microdata sources showing examples of how experienced researchers have used these data in their research. The workshop included: an introduction to the census microdata and the Scottish Longitudinal Study: datasets available to researchers and how to access them, an introduction to census geography and how boundary data can be integrated into census microdata analysis, a short demonstration of how to access Scottish census microdata online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5479
 
Description Clinical Trial Data Manager Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop aimed at data managers working in clinical trials data. Covered the 5 safes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Clinical trials data in the UK Data Archive/ReShare repositories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop exploring clinical trials data and how the 5 safes can be implemented in health data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Crime Surveys User Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day conference to bring data producers of the main relevant surveys together with users from all sectors who use the data for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/eventsdocs/crimeuserconferenceprog26nov18
 
Description Crime surveys user conference 
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 Conference bringing data producers and data users together. Updates from producers and research talks from users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cross Government Meetup - Services With Maps 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outline and overview of census geography for LS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Curation Tools: QAMyData and sdcMicro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the Home Office on the best practices in QAMyData and sdcMicro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data Discovery Session at 8th ERSC Research Methods Festival, University of Bath 
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 The eighth biennial Festival attracted social science researchers at various stages of their careers, from across a rand of disciplines and sectors. The Data Discovery Session provided guidance and information from a variety of ESRC-funded data and method services, including the UK Data Service, on what data is available for researchers for their projects and what resources are available to help them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2018/programme/session.php?id=F1
 
Description Data Impact 2018 - Realising the potential of research data: Successes and opportuniites 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint data impact and networking event hosted by Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the UK Data Service (UKDS), where a panel of experts explored how we embrace the data revolution to respond to social and economic challenges facing the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5232
 
Description Data Literacy and UK Data Service Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Encouraging PG students to use secondary data and make use of UK Data Service resources
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Management and Data Deposit session at University of Nottingham for 20 ESRC funded PhD students 
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 To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
 
Description Data Panel session at 10th International Conference on Population Geographies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited discussant in panel session on future data policy (esp. re UK population statistics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dementia Care Research Summit event - Sharing dementia care research data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at Dementia Care Research Summit 2020 highlighting which data is available from the UK Data Service, which would be useful to researchers looking at Dementia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Demo of QAMyData at AQMEN 
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 Provided a demonstration of QAmyData to AQMEN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Designing user-centred engagement strategies for online-first surveys 
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 Webinar about ONS survey transformation programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Developing a user-centred, web-first approach to collecting socio-demographic and household data 
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 Webinar about ONS survey transformation programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5490
 
Description Diclosure risk in numeric data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A course which looked at the key elements of assessing data quality and disclosure risk in numeric data. Also highlighted two tools, QAMyData and r sdcMicro, to use to review quantitative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital Humanities 2019 - The Case of Interview Data: A multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research using interview methods 
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 Workshop to widen and change research methods and tools characteristic for Digital Humanities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Diverse Methodological Approaches: Data Management presentation 
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 Prsentation and interactive discussions on good data management practices for law researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EDDI 2019 - Case study: ReShare, a mature implementation of DDI 
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 Presentation on encouraging data archiving with the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EDDI 2019 - DDI vocabularies and their language versions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk on DDI vocabularies and their language versions at the 2019 EDDI Conference in Tampere, Findland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EDDI 2019 - The Matter of Meta in Research Data Management: Introducing the CESSDA Metadata Office Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation covered the various activities and impact of the MDO, including metadata models, controlled vocabularies and thesauri, and introduces plans on how the project may develop. The MDO collaborates with the DDI Alliance on multilingual translations of DDI vocabularies for CESSDA Service Providers and provides communication, training and advice on metadata and DDI use across CESSDA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Elevenses and Controlled International Microdata 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introductory presentations about the controlled data available to researchers from three international Research Data Centres (RDCs) across Europe including: the French Secure Access Data Centre (CASD), the German Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB); and Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5445
 
Description Encounters with Big Data at The Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) Big Data and Analytics Summer School 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 4-day course run by the UK Data Service which introduced key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences - approaches to and open source tools for exploring and analysing big data. The course was aimed at experienced researchers, statisticians, or data analysts and covered aspects of data evaluation (ethical, legal and practical), extraction, exploration, basic analysis and visualisation of data from the web.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5349
 
Description Essex Summer School - finding data in Europe 
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 2 hour session about how to find data in Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day conference to bring data producers of the main relevant surveys together with users from all sectors who use the data for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/eventsdocs/familyfinanceconfprog26jun18
 
Description Family Finance Surveys User Conference 2018, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The annual Family Finance Surveys User conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, allowed users to hear updates from the data producers on the main surveys. The programme contained a mixture of papers from data producers and researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/eventsdocs/familyfinanceconfprog26jun18
 
Description Family Finance Surveys user conference, 2019 
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 Conference bringing data producers and data users together. Updates from producers and research talks from users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GDPR Training for Research Staff and Students (2 sessions) at the University of Kingston 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GDPR Training for Researchers and PhD Students at Kingston University (2 sessions) 
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 To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GDPR?... What does it mean for my research and what do I have to do?... 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event held at TU Delft Library, Netherlands which discussed the legal changes to handling personal data. The presentation focused on practical implications for research involving personal data and what needs to be done. Practical exercises with data encryption and data anonymisation were carried out, so that attendees could implement what they had learned into their daily practice. The outcome was that researchers and research support staff were provided with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.tudelft.nl/en/events/2018/tnw/tnw-corporate/gdpr-what-does-it-mean-for-my-research-and-w...
 
Description Genome Wide Area Study Reproducibility Workshop - Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the key survey datasets available from the UK Data Service which provide snapshots of the UK or that allow comparisons to be made across countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Get to it! Clinical data sharing myth busting and strategy 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 Workshop covering the best ways to share research data, as well as highlighting disclosure risks and how they can be mitigated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Government Analysis Function - An introduction to the UK Data Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to highlight the UK Data Service, and what we offer ot the Government Analytical Function (GAF). Since the workshop, the GAF have requested a further workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Health Studies User Conference 2018, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The annual Health Studies User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with UCL and NatCen Social Research, allowed users to hear updates from the data producers on key UK cross-sectional health surveys and key UK longitudinal studies with health-related content. As well as a variety of presentations, the conference also included a panel discussion on "Survey data, admin data: potential and pitfalls".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5338
 
Description Health Survey User conference, 2019 
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 Annual conference for health research/studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Historical research and documentary film data management training: creating and managing digital data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5386
 
Description Historical research and documentary film data management training: disseminating digital data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5386
 
Description Historical research and documentary film data management training: ethical and legal issues for creating audio-visual interview data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Where research involves people as participants, privacy and confidentiality of data needs to be taken into account. Data management is therefore essential, to make sure that research data are well organised, well documented, high quality and shareable. This session guided researchers through the key aspects of how to manage, document, format, store, transfer and safeguard digital research data and how to publish and disseminate them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5388
 
Description IASSIST & CARTO 2018 - Once Upon a Data Point: Sustaining our Data Storytellers, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 2018 conference brought together members of IASSIST and ACMLA-ACACC (CARTO) expanding the scope of the conference programme to include data specialist from a variety of fields and workplaces. The purpose of this joint initiative was to promote the development of long-lasting approaches to many shared concerns and interests in the growing data landscape. Presentations were given by members of the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5350
 
Description IASSIST 2019: Evaluating Translation Quality 
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 Poster presentation. Enquiries received from other thesaurus and metadata managers, including Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), USA, who expressed an interest in mapping their thesaurus to ELSST, and the Social Research and Data Archives, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5502
 
Description IASSIST 2019: First things first: How to scope, lead and embed change 
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 Workshop on change management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5502
 
Description IASSIST 2019: Presentation session on data linkage 
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 Jo Webb chaired a presentation session on data linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IASSIST 2019: QAMyData: An open source tool for checking (and teaching) data quality 
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 A course which looked at the key elements of assessing data qaulity and disclosure risk in numeric data. Also highlighted two tools, QAMyData and r sdcMicro, to use to review quantitative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5502
 
Description IASSIST 2019: Sustainable European multilingual vocabularies: A model for cooperatioin in metadata management among European Data Archives 
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 Presentation at IASSIST 2019 talking about the challenges of metadata management across European data archives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5502
 
Description Integrating and analysing multiple datasets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held a course that introduces participants to the complexities of analysing data from multiple sources. It will cover issues of data quality, cleaning, derivation and linkage.  
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Text-mining: a content analysis method 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A guest lecture to undergraduates at the University of Manchester on Text-mining
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5587
 
Description Introduction to programming workshop 
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 To provide researchers with a basic understanding of the approach to be taken when designing a program as well as actually writing small programs to solve specific problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=8064
 
Description Introduction to the UK Data Service for University of Nottingham students and researchers (2 sessions) 
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 Talk, website demo and workshop introducing the data and other services the UKDS offers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to the UK Data Service seminar 
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 Seminar for undergraduates providing an introduction to the UK Data Service and basic data exploration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jisc EdTech Horizons Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed data usage and methods to Jisc EdTech Horizons Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jisc HackerX event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promoted UK Data Service to developers at HackerX event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jisc Networkshop 46 conference - Hybrid Cloud for the Social Sciences 
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 for big data and cloud technology to share knowledge on best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/networkshop46-27-mar-2018/programme
 
Description KISTI Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit from representatives of KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) to the UK Data Archive. Focussing on how UKDA manages data access, and the overall data lifecycle workflow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Key Data: UK and cross-national surveys 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Regular webinar showcasing UKDS key data, aimed at new users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5214
 
Description Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey user conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact One day conference to bring data producers of the main relevant surveys together with users from all sectors who use the data for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5401
 
Description Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys User Conference 2019 
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 Conference bringing data producers and data users together. Updates from producers and research talks from users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Love Research - Love Data: getting the most out of sharing and accessing data (part of Q-Step celebration week) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at the Q-Step Centre's Q-estival event. Provided an introduction to the UK Data Service, the data we hold, five safes and alos gave a presentation on why data should be deposited in repositories and shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description LoveYourCode: Building common standards for reproducibility with administrative and survey data 
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 A knowledge exchange day with talks and round tables, discussing sharing your code and syntax.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries is a collaborative organisation that works to improve library and information services within the M25 region and more widely across the East and Southeast. Since its formation in 1993 the Consortium's work in three strategic areas has produced services and resources for the benefit of learners and researchers. The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries visited the UK Data Archive and were given short presentations about the training and resources the UK Data Service provide for researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.m25lib.ac.uk/cpd25/
 
Description Making the most of Census microdata: An introductory workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop introduced the UK Data Service census microdata collection and the ONS longitudinal study. The data sources were introduced and experienced researchers showed how they have use these data in their research. Participants were also given the opportunity for hands-on experience of using the census microdata.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5397
 
Description Managing and Sharing Research Data: Best Practice for Data Protection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5373
 
Description Managing and sharing research data for transparency and FAIRness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training working on good data practices and on data sharing for researchers and research support staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Managing and sharing research data: What is new with the GDPR? 
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 Hands-on workshop were participants learned best practice for managing and publishing research data resulting from research with participants, with specific attention being paid to new requirements of the GDPR when gaining consent, processing and de-identifying data and sharing them for future use. Overall aim to provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5288
 
Description NBN Conference 2019 - Whose data are they anyway? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Interactive session on data ownership, copyright, fair dealing and licensing of biodiversity records and other data that may be collected by citizens, professionals and commercial companies. What are the opportunities and challenges when publishing, sharing and reusing them?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Natural Language and Information Processing Group (NLIP) Research Day: Challenges for the Social Science Search Interface - Discoverability and Linkability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented as part of the NLIP Research Day at the University of Essex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcomers Research week 
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 NEwComERs (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers) provides support to researchers in the early stages of their careers, e.g. newly-appointed lecturers, post-docs, research fellows and final year PhD students. Newcomers creates a forum that brings together researchers interested in the different aspects of the the research lifecycles and aimes to stimulate collaboration and opportunities for shared learning and interdisciplinary work. The Newcomers Research Week organised once a year offers early career researchers and new starters at the University of Essex bite size sessions as introductions to the research support offered at the University. The Newcomers Research Week has sessions that map to the Research Lifecycle; from ideas to grant writing to publication and sharing.
Sessions include: Disclosure Review and De-identifying data using sdcMicro; Organising and securely storing data; Transparency in Qualitative Research; Introduction to the UK Data Service; How to publish and share your research data; How to write a data management plan; De-identifying Data: How to Protect your Research Participants and Good research practice: gaining consent for sharing data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newcomers week presentation 'De-identifying Data: How to Protect your Research Participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://library.essex.ac.uk/ld.php?content_id=31920562
 
Description Newcomers week presentation 'Organising and Securely Storing Research Files and Data' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://library.essex.ac.uk/ld.php?content_id=31920562
 
Description Newcomers: Addressing the challenges and complexities of researching abroad 
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 This is a whole day seminar arranged as part of the Newcomers collaboration with the University of Essex library and the Research Enterprise Office. The purpose is to provide advice and guidance, as well as outlining the challenges and complexities of researching abroad, to UoE researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://shortcoursesgateway.essex.ac.uk/Guests/GuestCourse.aspx?CourseRef=NEW:CRA&dates
 
Description Newcomers: Finding and accessing data in the UK and Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to help staff and students find and access UK Data Service data for research and/or teaching purposes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newcomers: Pointless (about) data 
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 Interactive session on data sharing best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcomers: Secure Lab: How to import and link sensitive data 
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 Training session aimed at early-career researchers. Introduced participants to the UK Data Service Secure Lab, the 5 Safes Security Framework, how to apply to access Controlled data, options for importing and linking data, and access to international controlled microdata via our involvement in the International Data Access Network (IDAN).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newcomers: Transparency in qualitative research 
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 Training session on demonstrating transparency in qualitative data. Early Career Researchers and PhD students now aware of benefits of depositing data and good practice associated with comprehensive documentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newcomers: Where and how to publish your data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on data archiving with the UK Data Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Norwegian Centre for Research Data - QAMyData and sdcMicro 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Online demo of QAMyData and sdcMicro for NSD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description OECD Statistical Information Systems Collaboration Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented to the OECD Statistical Information Systems Collaboration Community annual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://siscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sis-cc-workshop-2018-highlights-report.pdf
 
Description ONS Population and Social Statistics: Transformation, Analysis & Insights 
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 Invited session chair for conference session on 2021 census design plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description On track for your Masters: Introduction to UK Data Service resources 
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 Introduced University of Essex Masters students to the wealth of resources available to them from the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Open data dive 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK Data Service was ran an open data dive where we challenged participants to look at open data and create strategies for plastic reuse reduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Open data visualisations hands-on training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to highlight UK Data Service data and freely available visualisation tools, to encourage participants to identify patterns and trends in data. As well as visualising their own data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PARTHENOS Workshop for CEE countries: A multidisciplinary approach to the use of technology in research: the case of interview data 
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 Introduced different scholarly approaches when working with interview data as a primary or secondary source. Also presented the Tchain tool, a tool used to convert audio visual material into a suitable format.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PhD training: Data management in Qualitative Research 
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 PhD students aware of best practice with consent, transcription, and anonymisation practices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Pointless (about) data (run at UoE library as part of Open Access Week) 
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 Interactive session on data sharing practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Principles and Practicalities of Semi-Automated Curation and Disclosure Tools 
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 Demonstrating best practices of Semi-Automated Curation and Disclosure Tools to the Scottish government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Q-Step workshop on 'How to Create High Quality Teaching Data' 
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 To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description QAMydata : Opportunities for University Data Repositories 
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 Provided a tailored demonstration of QAmyData to the University of Manchester looking at how it could be implemented in University repositories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RDMF19 - Costing data management 
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 Presentation on data management costing at Research Data Manager Forum 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/research-data-management-forum-rdmf/rdmf19-costing-data-management
 
Description RSS (Royal Statistical Society) 2018 International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RSS International Conference has established itself as the only conference in the UK for anyone interested in statistics and data science. Every year, over 600 statisticians and data scientists gather from all sectors and from over 30 countries to share information and network, attracted by a varied programme of talks and workshops. The 2018 conference was attended by a record 669 attendees and featured 7 keynote sessions, 55 Invited sessions, 8 Professional Development workshops, 133 contributed talks, 37 rapid-fire talks and over 80 poster presentations. Vanessa Higgins presented on 'Online, interactive data skills modules - making learning more accessible'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://events.rss.org.uk/rss/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=58594&eventID=194
 
Description Requested event: General UK Data Service Introduction, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk, website demo and workshop introducing the data and other services the UKDS offers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research Methods Festival - Drop-in session 
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 Conference session one-to-one drop in session to help researchers identify useful data for their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2018/programme/session.php?id=F1
 
Description Researchfish Strategy of Impact - Data Sharing and Collaboration Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented UK Data Service impact methodology and activity to a range of researchers and research managers at the annual Researchfish conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.researchfish.net/strategyofimpactconference-2018
 
Description SOAS University of London Workshop: 'Is Anthropology Legal? - Implications of the GDPR for the Collection, Management and Sharing of Research Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Provided researchers and support staff with the skills to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Safe Researcher Training 
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 The Safe Researcher Training course covers:
• Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC) - the basic principles of SDC and how to make statistical outputs from secure environments safe, including hands-on exercises and discussion.
• Understanding data access, including the Five Safes framework, breaches and penalties, and the importance of safe people and the research community.
• Using the Secure Lab - how to use it, how to obtain outputs and how to use the interface safely.
This is a new course which replaced the Safe User of Research data Environments (SURE) training course in December 2018. As with the SURE training, the course is designed to ensure that researchers understand how access to controlled data works, that they use the Secure Lab in a safe manner, following the Service's procedures, and that they understand statistical disclosure control and are able to produce safe statistical outputs.
Researchers attending the course are required to pass a test before gaining access to the Secure Lab.
Feedback from both courses has been very positive, with researchers reporting a better understanding of statistical disclosure control and the legal framework for using sensitive data, as well as increased knowledge of how to use the Secure Lab service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/accesssecurelab/train
 
Description Secure Lab User Consultation Workshop 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 The UK Data Service, in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), held a consultation workshop to discuss users' experience of working with our Secure Lab, and to hear from users about priorities, outcomes and the impact of their projects using controlled data.

The event brought together researchers using Secure Lab with funders, research commissioners, data owners and UK Data Service staff to explore possible new models of operation for our Secure Lab service. Following short presentations from the ESRC, BEIS, ONS and the UK Data Service, invited users delivered lightning talks on their research using the Secure Lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar organised by the University of Tartu Library, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Estonian Social Sciences Data Archive (ESSDA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A two-day seminar - How to Get the Maximum from Research Data - Prerequisites and Outcomes - where participants discussed data reuse, new data protection regulations in Europe, open data or European social sciences, the ethical aspects of data management, and the quality control of the data. The first day presentations focused on the broad data issues and the second day workshops were held to discuss data useage and data management.
Day 1 presentation: Sharing and reusing research data: everyone wins
Day 2 workshop: Preparing data for sharing and reuse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://utlib.ut.ee/how-get-maximum-research-data
 
Description Show me the data: research reproducibility for qualitative methods presentation at the ESRC Research Methods Festival, University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This session on 'Show me the data: research reproducibility for qualitative methods' ran at the 2018 ESRC Research Methods Festival, where a panel of speakers debated the current reproducibility crisis' in science and how 'reproducibility' approaches and standards might look for qualitative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5358
 
Description Statistics Korea visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hosted Statisitcs Korea for an open day where they were given a tour of the Archive and held discussions on microdata management and post-dissemination management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at AGI Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk which raised the general awareness of the services the UK Data Service offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Living Library - ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ESRC Festival of Social Science event explored how a library can come to life and the impact it can have on individuals. In this event we wanted to challenge how people think about ageing, by confronting strangers with each other, and encouraging them to exchange life stories. We are conditioned to think about research impact in certain ways, emphasising efficiency, targeting policy change, and being useful or targeted, but the most impactful events are those that affect people's attitudes and opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/esrc-festival-of-social-science-2018/
 
Description Train the Trainers workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Half day workshop to CESSDA trainers presenting materials about finding data in Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Train the trainer: a workshop to explore longitudinal data to inform your teaching in quantitative social science subjects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented an Introduction to the UK Data Service, promoting the Service and it's resources. Also gathered feedback from existing users at a stand during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/05/22/train-the-trainer-a-workshop-to-explore-lon...
 
Description Transport Statistics User Group - UK Data Service: What we do, what datasets we have and how researchers can access the data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Raise awareness of the data and resources available through the UKDS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Two day train-the-trainer workshop at the University of Ljubljana on the legal and ethical section of the 'Protect' element of the CESSDA module 
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 Provide researchers and support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2018
 
Description UCL Open Science Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on GDPR, research ethics and opening up data at an Open Science event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK Data Archive presentation on the GDPR - 'The GDPR Essentials' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Data Service - Case studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A selection of case studies looking at the different ways researchers have used data from the UK Data Service. These case studies are published online and shared at different outreach activities like event stands and workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/impact/case-studies/all-case-studies
 
Description UK Data Service - Data Impact Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Data Impact blog is run by the UK Data Service and is a hub for researchers, students, communities, policy-makers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy.
We hope to: encourage debate;share best practice and keep the data impact community up to date with news, events and the latest data-driven impactful research and policy making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/
 
Description UK Data Service Facebook 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The UK Data Service facebook page provides a platform to engage with its facebook followers, so that researchers, students, communities, policy makers, government and anyone interested in maximising the impact of social, population and economic data in research and policy can share content and comment on up-to-date news, events and the latest social and economic data research and policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/UKDataService
 
Description UK Data Service Google+ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The UK Data Service's Google+ platform allows the the UKDS to create and target campaigns to different 'data' related communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://plus.google.com/107349349254941795914
 
Description UK Data Service Impact and Innovation Lab 
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 We are a group of data specialists, developers, visualisers, analysts, data impact specialists and communicators at the UK Data Service who want to offer a multi-disciplinary data and technology focal point for the integration of the best emergent digital innovation. We wish to start by building data usage capability so that users can access our (open) datasets in more flexible ways (ways they need) to stimulate innovative research, analysis and policy development. The lab will be relentlessly agile, bringing together open people, open data and open technology to rapidly and iteratively enhance our digital capacity.Through the development of the lab the UK Data Service will be able to innovate and enhance its impact through working more closely with tech entrepreneurs and innovators developing inspiring digital solutions to social challenges with new and existing data users in a range of sectors, wherever they are found.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://lab.ukdataservice.ac.uk/about/
 
Description UK Data Service Linkedin 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The UK Data Service Linkedin page provides a platform where we can provide immediate updates to followers of the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.linkedin.com/company/uk-data-service
 
Description UK Data Service Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK Data Service Newsletter focuses on new and events of interest to the social science data community. It also highlights articles which feature research in the media using data from the UKDS collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=5460
 
Description UK Data Service Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The UK Data Service has adopted a multi-voiced approach to twitter to allow more people, partners and communities to engage with the Service and its resources. This ensures that each 'voice' can be tailored to a particular user group's interests: UKDS General - https://twitter.com/ukdataservice; UKDS Impact - https://twitter.com/UKDSImpact; UKDS International - https://twitter.com/UKDSIntdata and UKDS Census - https://twitter.com/UKDSCensus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/ukdataservice
 
Description UK Data Service YouTube 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The UK Data Service YouTube provides a platform to present UK Data Service videos and webinars to anyone interested in using social, population and economic data in research and policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/user/UKDATASERVICE/
 
Description UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) 2018 Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation on Research ethics and data sharing: governance and integrity at the annual research integrity conference. The conference discussed how to respond to common issues and pitfall and provide an update for new developments with the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ukrio.org/events/2018-annual-conference/
 
Description Understanding Households in Administrative Data: Definition and Estimation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation at conference hosted jointly by Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland and Office for National Statistics aimed at census and demographic data users across sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/about/events/2018-03-13t100000-2018-03-13t170000/understanding-hous...
 
Description Understanding Society Conference: UK Data Service stall 
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 Held a stand at the Understanding Society Conference promoting the UK Data Service. Used as an opportunity to promote to new users and gather feedback from existing users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University College London, Data Management Presentation and Drop-in Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Provided researchers and support staff with the skills to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of East Anglia (UEA) Open Access week presentation 'Legal and Ethical Considerations to Creating Shareable Research Data' and Hands on Session: Focus on Using the UKDS ReShare System 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://portal.uea.ac.uk/rin/open-access-and-research/international-open-access-week
 
Description University of East Anglia Colloquium presentation on 'Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on Legal Research' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Essex: Celebrating Excellence Fair 
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 Hosted a stand at the University of Essex celebrating excellence fair, which included having a mobile quiz where staff from the University answered questions on the UK Data Archive and UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Manchester - Postgraduate open day stall 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Stand to raise awareness of the data and resources available through the UK Data Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Manchester CMI MSc students dissertation workshop: Locating Research Data 
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 This was a 2 hour lecture with hands-on computing workshop for postgraduate students studying on the Social Research Methods and Statistics MSc programme at the University of Manchester. All students on the course have to complete a research dissertation. This dissertation workshop focuses on finding, accessing and evaluation secondary data for their dissertation with a large focus on the UKDS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description W3C working group on privacy and linked data, University of Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss new standards around privacy and linked data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.w3.org/2018/vocabws/
 
Description Webinar: A Guide to Weighting in Understanding Society 
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 The webinar will briefly describe how the weights are calculated and reflect on the issue of 0 weights. Finally, a short introduction will be given on how to create your own tailored adjustments to the UKHLS weights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Adding real world GIS and census data to agent-based modelling for social scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An introductory webinar, presented live, and later posted to the UKDS YouTube channel, with some follow up in email and on social media (twitter) regarding a few questions/links reqested/etc. during the webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5559
 
Description Webinar: An update on ONS's plans to transform the population and migration statistics system 
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 Webinar which outlined the background to the Administrative Data Census project and focused on the recent publication updating on the journey to transform the population and migration statistics system, and the ambition to put admin data at its core.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5454
 
Description Webinar: Best practice in governance of data for research: Licensing and accessing 
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 Introduction to best practices surrounding licensing and governance models for providing research access to data assets.
Showcase of the approach used by the UK Data Service utilising our robust Data Access Policy and Five Safes framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5234
 
Description Webinar: Conducting experiments, recording output and analysing results of agent-based modelling for social scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An introductory webinar, presented live, and later posted to the UKDS YouTube channel, with some follow up in email and on social media (twitter) regarding a few questions/links reqested/etc. during the webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Curation practices at the UK Data Archive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Demonstrating UK Data Archive curation practices and tools for the Centre de Donées Socio-Politiques, Sciences Po Paris.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar: Data Management Basics 
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 To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5211
 
Description Webinar: Data Management Basics 
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 To provide researchers and research support staff with the skills and knowledge to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5222
 
Description Webinar: Education in the long run - which data are available? 
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 The session will explore: The range of longitudinal data on education available from the UK Data Service, including harmonised data, such as 'Understanding Society: Waves 1-8, 2009-2017' and 'Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009', The ONS Longitudinal Study, including the data structure, available research topics (with a focus on education) and procedures for access. Some results will be  presented on how education relates to economic activity status through the life-course in a historical sample of young men and women, The value of using of longitudinal data for educational research purposes: case studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5453
 
Description Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service 
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 Introductory webinar intended for anyone who wants to find data from the UK Data Service. Participant provided with a practical overview of tools and services provided. Best approaches to searching data and how to use the tool to narrow down search results discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5210
 
Description Webinar: Geography and longitudinal data - the UK House Longitudinal Study and the UK Longitudinal Studies 
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 The UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) and the UK Longitudinal Studies (UKLS) provide very rich resources for researchers. The UKHLS runs from 2009 onwards (building on and incorporating the earlier British Household Panel Survey from 1991 onwards) and has detailed annual surveys of over 30,000 households and more than 70,000 individuals in the first wave. The ONS Longitudinal Study is based on a 1% sample of the population (over 500,000 people) plus other people in sample members' households, as captured in each decennial census from 1971 onwards. Sister studies operate in Scotland (a 5% sample, from 1991 onwards) and Northern Ireland (a 28% sample, from 1981 onwards).

This webinar focused on issues related to geography in both studies, exploring questions such as:

what are the most detailed geographies for which results can be generated?
how do these data sources handle changing geographies over time?
can additional data be linked at an area level?

The webinar also included a brief outline of both datasets, describing the range of content and explaining how researchers can use the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5334
 
Description Webinar: Getting started with R and R Studio 
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 Webinar covering: what is R and R Studio, Getting started, Data types and structures and using data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar: Guided walk through ReShare 
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 An interactive walk-through of the process of submitting a data collection in the ReShare repository - for ESRC grant holders required to submit their research data and for researchers interested in depositing data into ReShare to make them available for reuse or as evidence for a published paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5213
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to QAMyData 'health-check' tool for numeric data 
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 The webinar described the tests that are included in the tool, how to configure these to meet your own quality thresholds, and how to download the software from our Github page. We also demonstrated our teaching exercise using messy data that can help promote data management skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to accessing and using European Social Survey data 
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 Joint webinar between NatCen Social Research and the UK Data Service demonstrating how to access and analyse the ESS data and provide examples of how the data can be used and the benefits it can bring to research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5252
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to agent-based modelling for social scientists 
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 An introductory webinar, presented live, and later posted to the UKDS YouTube channel, with some follow up in email and on social media (twitter) regarding a few questions/links reqested/etc. during the webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service 
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 The UK Data Service holds the UK's largest collection of research data. This introductory webinar was for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants learned about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections using our online resource discovery tools, and how to register to access datasets in a number of different formats. We also demonstrated how some of our data collections can be viewed and analysed online, as well as providing an overview of our support and training resources for students, researchers and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5219
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service: Resources for Social Research 
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 An introductory webinar for anyone interested in social research. Participants will learn about the vast array of resources the UKDS offer; about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data held; how to find data collections using online resource discovery tools and how to register to access datasets in a number of different formats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5209
 
Description Webinar: Introduction to the Understanding Society/BHPS Harmonised data 
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 Joint webinar between the UK Data Service (UKDS) and Understanding Society/Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) providing an introduction to accessing and using the harmonised Understanding Society and BHPS data and directing researchers to useful resources and further help.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5254
 
Description Webinar: Investigating mental health in the UK - what data can I use? 
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 Webinar about data on mental health for research, with 2 external speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar: Investigating obesity in the UK - what data can I use? 
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 The webinar looked sources of data available for investigating obesity. It focused on longitudinal, cross-sectional and consumer data. There were also presentations from University College London and the Consumer Data Research Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5451
 
Description Webinar: Journey to work data in the UK - what data are available? 
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 Part of a series of collaborative webinars between a number of ESRC funded resource centres working together to promote the value and use of social science data . This session explored the journey to work data in the UK and focused on data from the census, in particular the longitudinal studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5450
 
Description Webinar: Journey to work data in the UK - what data are available? 
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 The session will explore journey to work data in the UK, focusing on data from the census, in particular the longitudinal studies, including: Data available in the ONS Longitudinal Study, with examples of change over time, A comparison with the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study and Scottish Longitudinal Study, An exploration of more detailed cross-sectional data from recent censuses, A summary of some other UK Data Service resources that also hold data about the journey to work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5450
 
Description Webinar: Key Data: Business Data 
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 An introduction to Office for National Statistics (ONS) business data available from the UK Data Service, such as the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. The webinar included an overview of the business survey areas covered and the data available. As the business data are potentially identifiable they must be accessed through Secure Lab and the webinar demonstrated how to apply to access these data. The webinar also highlighted access to international business data via the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5218
 
Description Webinar: Key data: Census 
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 An introduction to the Census data available from the UK Data Service for anyone interested in using them in research or teaching. The webinar briefly described each of the sources of census data. Tools for accessing key data was also demonstrated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5216
 
Description Webinar: Key data: Data about countries 
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 An introductory webinar for anyone wanting to learn about the international time series data available from the UK Data Service, giving an overview of the diverse topics that are contained with these datasets, which include the open data produced by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. As well as the data restricted to academia from the International Energy Agency and the UN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5315
 
Description Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An introductory webinar for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service, including: the key features of longitudinal surveys; an outline of the key longitudinal/cohort studies we hold and the policy relevance of the information they contain; access information and how to get further help and support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5215
 
Description Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data 
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 An introductory webinar for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service. The webinar covered: an overview of key features of qualitative data and where our data come from; examples of UK and international qualitative data and how they have been used; key issues when using qualitative data and access conditions and getting further help.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5217
 
Description Webinar: Key issues in reusing data 
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 An introductory session covering the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of the data. Discussing quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5212
 
Description Webinar: Quantifying the impact of web mode on analyses of data from Wave 8 of Understanding Society 
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 The webinar discussed the consequences of Understanding Society's decision to give participants the option of completing the survey questionnaire online via their web browsers. He will give some background about why the move to web is taking place, and discuss why survey mode can make such a difference to the results we find.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5477
 
Description Webinar: The GDPR and research one year on: experiences across Europe 
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 Facilitate expert panel presentations and discussions via a webinar, with questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5497
 
Description Webinar: The ONS Labour Force Survey Transformation Project - Designing a web-first approach to data collection 
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 Webinar organised by the UK Data Service in association with the Social Research Association, describing how ONS is developing a respondent-centric approach to moving labour market survey data collection online. Participants will hear abut the principles that underpin the ONS's approach, the qualitative development to-date and evident on the effectiveness of this approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5309
 
Description Webinar: Using UK Data Service data in dissertations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact  This 30-minute webinar discussed using data from the UK Data Service in undergraduate dissertations. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar: Using app-based and sensing methods for social science research 
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 Webinar for anyone interested in or involved with using app-based and sensing tools to collect data for social science research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5461
 
Description Wellcome Trust: Clinical data sharing workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Full-day workshop that covered researchers experience, services and support, incentives and credit for sharing clinical trials data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description White Rose Doctoral Training: Managing and sharing research data for transparency and FAIRness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentations and exercises on data management and data deposit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Why data sharing is good - ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an event for the ESRC Festival of Social Science. We promoted the idea of taking part in national surveys and addressed people's misconceptions about data sharing. The session introduced ideas about data sharing and surveys, showed people examples of impact and answered wide-ranging questions about data use and safe curation. It was a thought-provoking session and the feedback was positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blog.ukdataservice.ac.uk/esrc-festival-of-social-science-2018/
 
Description Workshop: Introduction to analysing data about crime using R 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop to introduce users to the crime data available for analysis from the UK Data Service and other sources, and how to start analysing them using the software package R. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the data available and an understanding of how quantitative methods can be used to analyse crime data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=5552
 
Description Workshop: Introduction to the UK Data Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two introductory workshops aimed at undergraduates at the University of Nottingham,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Research Data Management, University of Ljubljana 
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 Provide researchers and support staff with the skills to manage research data effectively and efficiently, whilst complying with the law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018