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May 2016

The UK Data Service: Opportunities for Research & Impact

26th May 2016 @ 12:15 am - 2:00 pm
St George Room, University House, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
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Victoria Moody, Director of Impact and Communications, UK Data Service & JISC will be at the Leeds University Business School discussing opportunities for research and impact using secondary data.

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June 2016

ADRN Research Conference

3rd June 2016
Friends House, 173 Euston Road
London, United Kingdom
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Our Big Data Network Partner, the ADRN, will be hosting their research conference on 3 June 2016. About Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The de-identification and linking of these records, collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies, creates a whole new potential for social and economic research and policy evaluation, which up until recently has remained largely unexplored. The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) is a UK-wide initiative, funded by…

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ML/AI Hackathon: Visualising and Modelling Retail Footfall Data

4th June 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Launch 22, 12 Tithebarn St
Liverpool, L2 2DT United Kingdom
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The CDRC will be hosting a hackathon on Saturday 4 June 2016, 9am - 5pm -  the focus is 'Why monitor footfall?'. With an increasingly competitive and dynamic retail landscape there is demand  for empirically grounded insight upon which to make decisions. Footfall data are often used as key performance indicators of and within town centres, as  such measures roughly correspond to both demand, and by analogue spend within stores. Within this context traditional methods of collecting such data through manual counting and…

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White Rose DTC Summer Conference: ‘Data and Methods: Innovations and Connections’

15th June 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CDRC Director Mark Birkin will deliver the keynote presentation at the White Rose DTC Summer Conference this year. The conference, which will focus on data and methods, is aimed at a multidisciplinary group of PGRs in the social sciences, from Leeds, York and Sheffield.

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Consumer data and spatial demographics: exploring synergies

23rd June 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
University of Liverpool, L69 3BX United Kingdom + Google Map

Free registration The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the Centre for Spatial Demographics Research (CSDR) will host a joint workshop at the University of Liverpool on 23 June 2016. The aim is to promote research collaboration links between academics and researchers  in relation to consumer data (CDRC) and population/demographic data (CSDR). The presentations will be related to consumer data modelling, and the projects we have been working on within CDRC such as e-resilience, click and collect, health club use,…

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UCL eResearch Domain Launch

29th June 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCL Main Quad Pavillion, Gower Street
London , WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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We will be exhibiting at the UCL eResearch Domain Launch on 29 June. Looking forward to networking with researchers across UCL's faculties - drop by to explore our research, datastore, mapping portal and more. UCL eResearch Domain Launch The UCL eResearch domain brings together the community across UCL who use theoretical and applied research into computational and data sciences and digital technologies to enhance UCL’s environment for research and teaching in this field. The applied eResearch areas include, but are…

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July 2016

Big Data: Turning Data into Value

8th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Light
Leeds, LS1 8TL United Kingdom
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Hosted by Leeds University Business School, the conference is aimed at engaging with the regional corporate and public sectors as part of our Ideas in Practice series of events. Big data is an area where Leeds as a city and region has a lot of expertise. The collaboration between different sectors gives the region a particular competitive advantage and strength. The conference is supported by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and the Consumer Data Research Centre and the N8…

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Consumer data for big data research: An introduction to data, services and research from the Consumer Data Research Centre

12th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL
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Consumer data is a key source of new and novel data or “Big data”.  Data previously available only within businesses are increasingly becoming available for researchers to use.  These consumer data can be used to examine a wide variety of research questions.  But how can you as a researcher get access to these kinds of data and what kinds of analyses could you do with them? Funded by the ESRC as part of Phase 2 of the Big Data Network,…

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September 2016

Big Data Exhibition at the RGS 2016

1st September 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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We will be exhibiting along with our ESRC funded big data network partners at this year's prestigious Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference. The theme of our joint exhibition asks the question 'What can big data tell us?', with the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), Business & Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG), Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), UK Data Service (UKDS), Administrative Data Research Centre-England (ADRC-E) hosting interactive stands to discuss this theme and to showcase services available within each centre which…

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Areas, activities and their geo-temporal integration: Panel session

1st September 2016 @ 11:10 am - 12:50 pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) will host a panel session at this year's prestigious Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference. The panel session will explore some of the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of traditional and new forms of data for understanding human activities. Increasingly, researchers are considering the possibilities offered by large 'informal' datasets such as Twitter feeds as alternatives or complements to large scale survey data sources such as the Census. In addition, data sources collected by…

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