Call for Expressions of Interest

Call for Expressions of Interest


EXTENSION: Great news - we have been delighted by the number of applications we have received for our current Call of Expressions so far, and have extended the deadline to allow more people to benefit from making an application. Our current Call for Expressions of Interest is inviting academic researchers to apply to use our datasets and other data services. Further information is provided below along with the form you will need to submit by Tuesday 28 February 2017 in order for your application to be considered as part of this call.

We hold data relating to our research streams: local economic growth, support for vulnerable people, public access to green infrastructure and methodologies for big data. The data are held for the purposes of research which has the potential to benefit society and any academic researcher can apply to access them if certain criteria are met.

Richard Skeggs, Business Data Manager at the Centre, said, “We offer researchers from academic institutions new opportunities to access a variety of data in full accordance with legislative requirements and data owner’s stipulations in a safe and controlled way. Whether you are looking for open, safeguarded or controlled data we can help you access it. Within the Centre our data storage and access systems mean we are able to hold and provide access to data which researchers are unlikely to be able to find anywhere else.”

You can can browse the data we have available in our Data Portal with metadata available for all datasets. Open data can be downloaded straightaway (there's no need to complete a form) or you can apply to gain access to safeguarded or controlled datasets by registering your interest using the form below.

For further information about this Call for Expressions of Interest, the data user journey and the application process please download the guidelines.

We have been delighted by the number of applications we have received for our current Call of Expressions so far, and have extended the deadline to allow more people to benefit from making an application. Our current Call for Expressions of Interest is inviting academic researchers to apply to use our datasets and other data services. Further information is provided below along with the form you will need to submit by Tuesday 28 February 2017 in order for your application to be considered as part of this call. We will then review your application and contact you by Friday 10 March 2017. Anyone who submitted prior to the first deadline of 27th January will still receive a response by 10th February. If you have any questions please email us or call 01206 873859.

Application form

In order to ensure your 'Expressions of Interest' application can be processed as efficiently as possible you should complete all sections with all relevant details. You must complete all sections marked *

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Please provide a summary of your project/intended use of BLGDRC data and/or services (limit of 5000 characters).

Our Data collections and services can be used in projects funded from other sources. Are you applying for funding for this project or work? (Please note that this is for our reference only, you are able to apply for access to our data services without project funding).

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