Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for January 2018

Tube Creature – an interactive data map

30 January 2018 - 3:23pm

CDRC researcher Oliver O’Brien recently launched ‘Tube Creature‘. This interactive map is based around London’s tube network. Having proved extremely popular across social media channels, we have republished Oliver’s blog post below, detailing the nuances of the map. Read on for a unique insight into ‘Tube Creature’! Railway Station Numbers The ORR publishes station entry/exit […]

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How data can be used for public good

25 January 2018 - 12:01pm

CDRC highlighted in Harvard Business Review, amongst a number of data collaboratives, as a trusted intermediary to allow private organisations to share their data to enable data analysis and modeling, as well as other value chain activities.

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Launched now! Masters Research Dissertation Programme 2018

18 January 2018 - 9:56am

We’ve launched this year’s Masters Research Dissertation Programme. A host of retailers, businesses and organisations have provided details of projects and are now inviting applications from potential Masters students to carry out research on a range of exciting topics. The programme offers an excellent opportunity to work directly with an industrial partner and to link […]

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Co-funded PhD studentships available now!

15 January 2018 - 2:46pm

ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury, East London Doctoral Training Partnership Co-funded PhD studentships at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) The Consumer Data Research Centre have two co-funded PhD studentships in quantitative social science based in UCL’s Department of Geography. The awards will be administered through the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership. Projects are available working with ARUP […]

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Building your skills set; building your future

15 January 2018 - 11:55am

The CDRC offers a range of training courses aimed at enhancing capacity in data analytics and data visualisation methods.  We have a number of courses coming up over the next few months in Leeds and London. If you’re looking to grow your skills set in these areas, consider booking now as places are filling fast. […]

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Waste Not Want Not: Food Waste Papers Make Popular Reading

10 January 2018 - 9:33am

Two papers on food waste by Professor William Young, Co-Investigator of the Consumer Data Research Centre, were among the most downloaded from Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal at the end of 2017, suggesting a renewed interest in issues surrounding sustainability and responsible consumption among food industry customers. The result of a collaboration with supermarket giant Asda […]

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CDRC GISRUK Data Challenge

08 January 2018 - 9:51am

The CDRC are collaborating with GISRUK 2018 to host a data challenge that has a particular focus on Brexit. Entrants are encouraged to get their submissions in to be in with a chance of winning a £500 prize. Challenge We invite researchers intending to register as GISRUK 2018 conference delegates to develop  a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC […]

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