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Royal Statistical Society Statistical Excellence Awards 2019: nominations open!

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is now accepting entries for awards that recognise statistical excellence: The Campion Award for Excellence in Official Statistics (deadline for nomination 31 March 2019) is for anyone working in UK government statistics and rewards good practice in producing and presenting statistics for the public good. The Statistical Excellence in Journalism […]

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Opportunities to get involved at Full Fact

Learning and development

Full Fact is the UK’s independent fact checking charity. We often refer to them as our “critical friend”. They give us feedback on our publications and sometimes criticise our work, but it’s all in the name of providing users with clear information that allows them to make informed decisions. Working with Full Fact can provide […]

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Apply for modules of MSc in Data Analytics

Learning and development

What is on offer?  The Data Science Campus and the Learning Academy invite you to apply for various modules in the MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) in 2019. Module dates in 2019 These MDataGov modules will be taught at ONS offices by Oxford Brookes University. All modules have now been confirmed. We still have […]

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Statistical online learning modules

Learning and development

The Learning Academy is offering two introductory courses online – Statistical Disclosure Control and an Introduction to Administrative Data. They are also adding a new course on data ethics. How do I sign up? You’ll need to register your interest: Introduction to Administrative Data Statistical Disclosure Control Introduction to Data Ethics Once you have registered you […]

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RAP Champions meet for the first time

Development

On 16th October 2018, the Good Practice Team (GPT) and the Government Digital Service (GDS) hosted the first meeting of a new champions group to support and promote the use of Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP) across the GSS. These champions are statisticians who have the software development skills necessary to deliver RAP data products, and […]

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Opportunity to join a Royal Statistical Society committee

Do you want to influence UK official statistics? The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) have a great development opportunity that will let you do just that. The RSS have two vacancies on their official statistics section committee for 2019. The current committee includes academics, members of the GSS and other statisticians. They arrange a programme of […]

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