Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for February 2016

Big Data & Health – Get Involved

18 February 2016 - 11:06am

Michelle Morris, Director of the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity, provides an overview of the health related events and opportunities coming up over the next few months.

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New Datasets Available

16 February 2016 - 4:07pm

We are constantly seeking new datasets for you to access via our ‘safeguarded’ and ‘secure’ services. Find out more about the datasets we have just added.

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Ever wondered where your ancestors met their Valentine?

12 February 2016 - 1:54pm

A new website, ‘Named’, created by researchers from UCL’s Department of Geography predicts where lovers met (or could potentially meet) using surnames. The website, which is part of a wider research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), invites users to enter two surnames. It then generates a ‘heat map’ of the geographic concentrations […]

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How can big data help deliver sustainability strategies?

12 February 2016 - 9:46am

CDRC’s Professor William Young discusses ten opportunities to use big data for sustainability professionals in his latest blog article for online sustainability community Innovation Forum.

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ESRC’s Bruce Jackson on the CDRC

09 February 2016 - 4:43pm

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the largest funder of social and economic research in the UK, supporting high quality, independent research helping to address some of the major key societal challenges we face today. In this article Bruce discusses the CDRC’s work.

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James Cheshire live at Cartographic Summit 2016

04 February 2016 - 5:12pm

CDRC’s Assistant Director Dr James Cheshire will be delivering a talk at this year’s ‘Cartographic Summit: The Future of Mapping’, to be held in Redlands from 8 to 10 February. Titled ‘Lightning Talk on Data’, James’ talk will be live-streamed on Monday 8 February at 17.30pm UK time (GMT) and 09.30am (PST). To access this and other live streams’ for […]

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Using Big Data to Identify Outbreaks of Food Poisoning

04 February 2016 - 3:41pm

CDRC PhD student Rachel Oldroyd talks about exploring the possibility of using social media and restaurant review site data to identify outbreaks of food poisoning.

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