Presentation and Dissemination Committee

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The Presentation and Dissemination Committee (PDC) is chaired by Julie Brown, Divisional Director of the Best Practice and Impact team at the Office for National Statistics. The membership includes senior statisticians in UK government departments and each department has a PDC member.

For more information see the GSS Presentation and Dissemination Committee’s Terms of Reference , the PDC Membership List  and the slide pack illustrating how we operate. You may also want to read this blog.

PDC is a sub-committee of the Statistical Policy and Standards Committee and provides strategic and operational direction on all presentation and dissemination activities in the GSS.

PDC meets four times a year and has two main responsibilities.

  • Developing and maintaining professional standards for presenting and disseminating official statistics.
  • Ensuring accessibility of official statistics for all users (such as government, business and the public).

PDC is all about building capability, setting and raising standards, sharing best practice, encouraging innovation and celebrating success. Take a look at the minutes and actions from PDC meetings to see some of the areas of interest to the committee.

Want to get involved? Why don’t you…

  • contact your PDC representative and find out more about PDC’s work programme and how you can play your part in achieving your department’s presentation and dissemination goals.
  • use the GSS Good Practice team and your presentation champion to help drive up standards – they can run training courses, scrums, help build better relations with Comms teams and  help review your publications.

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The Presentation and Dissemination Symposium 2017 was held in London on Friday 30 June. The theme  –  ‘communication with impact’ – included keynote speakers talking about how to present better for policy making; and other sessions focusing on communicating to the general public. To see the slides from the 2017 symposium visit our Presentation and Dissemination Symposium 2017 page.

Information about the 2015 and 2016 conferences is also available.

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