Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for November 2018

Dive into Data 2019 – UCL

09 November 2018 - 3:32pm

The CDRC at UCL are delighted to be supporting an exciting data challenge ‘Dive into Data’ in partnership with the UCL eResearch Domain and UCL Grand Challenges.  Open to UCL academics, researchers and masters students from all disciplines we are looking for novel and innovative ways to analyse and/or visualise our open or safeguarded consumer […]

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How Healthy are our High Streets?

02 November 2018 - 1:18pm

With the closure of many major high street names through 2018 with the loss of over 40,000 jobs the importance of understanding how our high streets are performing has never been more important.  With the Chancellor announcing £1.5bn high street relief along with the digital services tax in this week’s budget, the daily reports of […]

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2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme Winners Announced

30 October 2018 - 11:38am

The winners of the CDRC’s 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme were recently announced at the Data Analysts User Group (DUG) Conference. The CDRC-led programme provides the opportunity for students to work directly with an industrial partner and commercial datasets. This year, 20 students participated in the programme with the support of a range of partners, including Sainsbury’s, Shop […]

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Inclusive and healthy mobility – new webpage launched

19 October 2018 - 1:53pm

We have launched a new webpage for the ESRC-funded project ‘Inclusive and Healthy Mobility: Understanding Trends in Concessionary Travel in the West Midlands’. The project analysed 400,000 anonymised concessionary passengers to understand the sharp decline in bus boardings in the West Midlands Combined Authority between 2011 and 2016. The webpage provides findings and evidence on […]

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CDRC co-hosts Data Analytics, Innovation and the Impact on Business and Society event at Senate House

11 October 2018 - 3:59pm

As part of UCL’s Impact Series the CDRC in partnership with UCL Innovation & Enterprise and the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership  organised a networking event at Senate House, University of London yesterday (10/10/18). The event titled ‘Data analytics, innovation and the impact on business and society’ sought to bring together academics and businesses in […]

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Web Archives: A Tool for Geographical Research?

09 October 2018 - 11:48am

In this British Library blog article, Emmanouil Tranos and Christoph Stich from the University of Birmingham discuss their CDRC Innovation Fund project on exploring the evolution of the digital economy in the UK.

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CDRC and AGI host the first Geo+Data London event

03 October 2018 - 2:39pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in partnership with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) hosted the first Geo+Data London event at University College London (UCL) on 2 October 2018. The seminar series is designed to bring together academia and industry in order to share and learn from experiences and best practices in the use […]

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Changes to the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

31 August 2018 - 11:00am

As of 17 May 2018, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) introduced some key changes to the ESRC’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) to encourage more high quality applications using secondary data from researchers working across all disciplines of social sciences and economics. These changes to some of the eligibility criteria were: Applicants are permitted to […]

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New Data Available – Airbnb rentals and reviews across London and Leeds

15 August 2018 - 11:46am

We have recently made a dataset on Airbnb rentals and reviews across London and Leeds available via our safeguarded service.  The dataset, which is supplied by AirDNA LLC, contains 125 data points for over 200,000 Airbnb rentals across London and Leeds to provide unique insights into the performance of each property and host. The dataset […]

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CDRC student passes her PhD viva!

10 August 2018 - 1:58pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are delighted to announce that our student, Alyson Lloyd, passed her PhD viva! Dr Lloyd’s thesis – “The Applications of Loyalty Card Data for Social Science” – looked at the applications of loyalty card data in population research and the extent to which insights can be inferred about people and […]

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