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Roger Halliday welcomes the GSS Conference 2019 to Edinburgh

News | Upcoming events

Hi everyone, I’m Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician and Data Officer for Scottish Government. This means I’m responsible for the quality and trustworthiness of numbers that come out of the Scottish public sector, and for getting value from the data that underpins these statistics by setting policies and approaches used across Scotland. We have a large […]

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Government Functional Standard GovS 010: Analysis – live

News | Careers

The Government Analysis Function Team are pleased to launch the Analysis Standard. The purpose of this government functional standard is to set expectations for the planning and undertaking of analysis, to build trust and confidence and enable better informed decision making relating to government policy, operational and financial matters, and the wider public debate. Here […]

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GSS Conference 2019: first keynote speaker announced

News | Upcoming events

We’re delighted to announce the first of our keynote speakers for the GSS Conference 2019 – Hetan Shah. Hetan is executive director of the Royal Statistical Society, a membership body that has a vision of a world with data at the heart of understanding and decision-making. He is deputy chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, […]

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New continuous professional development (CPD) log now available!

A new continuous professional development (CPD) log is now available. This new template reflects changes from Civil Service competencies to Civil Service behaviours. The new log has clear instructions on how to use it and should be quicker and easier to complete, with better functionality.  For example, the new log keeps a running tally of […]

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GSS Newsletter: May 2019

News | Newsletter

May’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe but […]

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New online learning opporunities

News | Learning and development

The Learning Academy are excited to share with you more new online learning modules available for all staff in the Government Statistical Service (GSS) free of charge! Courses now available as online modules Introduction to administrative data Introduction to statistical disclosure control Introduction to data ethics Introduction to quality in statistics Introduction to data linking […]

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Apply now for the next round of the Data Science Accelerator

News | Learning and development

Dear colleagues, We are now open for applications to the next cohort of the Data Science Accelerator (August – October 2019 intake). We’re also recruiting data scientists to volunteer their time as mentors. If you or a colleague is interested in volunteering as a mentor, please kindly let me know as soon as possible. The Accelerator is an award-winning up-skilling programme which has been […]

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