Data Services

The Centre offers a suite of data services including: access to our data catalogue, a secure data storage facility where data from a variety of sources are structured, stored and matched to produce new (and more granular) information, specialist guidance and training to access safeguarded and controlled datasets.

Data security is important to the Centre, so we ​also provide social scientists, local authorities and businesses with a secure point of access to sensitive data offering expertise and support in using those data.

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Training

We offer a suite of training programmes helping your organisation to analyse the wealth of data you have, as well as methodological advances in big data analysis.

Our programme of training is open to:

  • Researchers who are affiliated with an academic institution
  • Public sector researchers
  • Private sector analysts

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Knowledge Exchange

Collaboration with business and local government on projects of mutual interest is one of our key activities. Analytics can give your organisation a competitive edge which can unlock your growth potential.

We help identify deliverable solutions through data exchange and collaboration:

  • Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers
  • Research Placements
  • Partnerships

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Benefits to Local Government

Councils have valuable data which we can help analyse to solve public issues, improve the services you provide and identify greater efficiencies. Collaborating with us can:

  • Bring together academics and policymakers in research projects to tackle difficult challenges faced by society today
  • Inform more effective policy decisions and sustainable planning
  • Help measure and demonstrate better value for money
  • Help you develop your European smart specialisation agenda through our academic research programme
  • Enhance the analytics knowledge and skills across councils

Benefits to Researchers

If you are a researcher from an academic institutions, local government or a business we can offer you access to a variety of data in full accordance with legislative requirements and data owner’s stipulations in a safe and controlled way.

  • Training for researchers to enable them to access data in a safe and responsible way.
  • Access to a selection of datasets from local authorities, SMEs and existing partners such as Experian.
  • Access to a virtual and secure data access point in which to access and analyse the data.
  • Guidance and support to researchers throughout their project’s duration.

Benefits to Business

Your organisation may have valuable internal and external data which we can help you explore to improve your business.

Collaborating with us can help you:

  • Learn new skills and mine valuable information from your own data to find practical solutions to a business problem
  • Develop effective decision making and innovative, profitable business strategies
  • Discover new opportunities within your sector
  • Develop performance management initiatives, operational metrics and success measurements
  • Improve your marketing and segmentation
  • Achieve better competitive edge
  • Manage your supply chain more effectively
  • Streamline your back office
  • Keep control of your data and gain research and analytical expertise at no extra cost

Data Services

The Centre offers a suite of data services including: access to our data catalogue, a secure data storage facility where data from a variety of sources are structured, stored and matched to produce new (and more granular) information, specialist guidance and training to access safeguarded and controlled datasets.

Data security is important to the Centre, so we ​also provide social scientists, local authorities and businesses with a secure point of access to sensitive data offering expertise and support in using those data.

Read More


Training

We offer a suite of training programmes helping your organisation to analyse the wealth of data you have, as well as methodological advances in big data analysis.

Our programme of training is open to:

  • Researchers who are affiliated with an academic institution
  • Public sector researchers
  • Private sector analysts

Read More


Knowledge Exchange

Collaboration with business and local government on projects of mutual interest is one of our key activities. Analytics can give your organisation a competitive edge which can unlock your growth potential.

We help identify deliverable solutions through data exchange and collaboration:

  • Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers
  • Research Placements
  • Partnerships

Read More


Benefits to Local Government

Councils have valuable data which we can help analyse to solve public issues, improve the services you provide and identify greater efficiencies. Collaborating with us can:

  • Bring together academics and policymakers in research projects to tackle difficult challenges faced by society today
  • Inform more effective policy decisions and sustainable planning
  • Help measure and demonstrate better value for money
  • Help you develop your European smart specialisation agenda through our academic research programme
  • Enhance the analytics knowledge and skills across councils

Benefits to Researchers

If you are a researcher from an academic institutions, local government or a business we can offer you access to a variety of data in full accordance with legislative requirements and data owner’s stipulations in a safe and controlled way.

  • Training for researchers to enable them to access data in a safe and responsible way.
  • Access to a selection of datasets from local authorities, SMEs and existing partners such as Experian.
  • Access to a virtual and secure data access point in which to access and analyse the data.
  • Guidance and support to researchers throughout their project’s duration.

Benefits to Business

Your organisation may have valuable internal and external data which we can help you explore to improve your business.

Collaborating with us can help you:

  • Learn new skills and mine valuable information from your own data to find practical solutions to a business problem
  • Develop effective decision making and innovative, profitable business strategies
  • Discover new opportunities within your sector
  • Develop performance management initiatives, operational metrics and success measurements
  • Improve your marketing and segmentation
  • Achieve better competitive edge
  • Manage your supply chain more effectively
  • Streamline your back office
  • Keep control of your data and gain research and analytical expertise at no extra cost