• Introducing the Pilot Public Engagement Panel on the Use of Public Sector Data

    11th November 2022 by

    Michaela Omelkova, Data Ethics Advisor for the Data & Intelligence Network, introduces us to the pilot public engagement panel looking at the use of Public Sector data. Reading Time: 4 minutes Using data to monitor rainfall will sound uncontroversial to most people. On the other hand, using data to identify vulnerable individuals at risk of…

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  • Data Science Accelerator launches for 2022

    7th October 2022 by

    After months of planning, we were delighted to finally be able to bring the Data Science Accelerator cohort of participants and mentors for 2022 together with The Data Lab at our recent launch event in Edinburgh. This year marks the fifth edition of this innovative capability building programme and we are delighted to welcome 16 applicants and volunteer mentors onto the accelerator.

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  • How the Data Science Accelerator sparked a solution to meet a Covid data challenge

    21st July 2022 by

    Blog by Joyce Dalgleish, Business Change Manager, Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative. The Data Science Accelerator is a 12 week development programme that gives public sector analysts the opportunity to build their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator is helping to develop data science capability…

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  • Data Science Accelerator 2022

    10th May 2022 by

    The Data Science Accelerator offers public sector analysts a fantastic opportunity to develop their data science skills through project-based mentoring. Delivered by the Scottish Public Sector Analytical Collaborative (SPACe), the accelerator provides protected time to explore your real-life work challenge with the support of a mentor, or to help others as a volunteer mentor.

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  • Reflections on the Women in Tech festival

    3rd December 2021 by

    Blog by Sam Cox, Policy Officer, People, Strategy, and Corporate Services Division. Following my attendance at the recent Empowering Women to lead Digital Transformation course, I was offered a place at the Women in Tech festival, run by Scott Logic, which I was delighted to accept. The goals of the festival were for attendees to…

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  • Research Data Scotland – Progress and priorities

    22nd February 2021 by

    Blog by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government and Interim CEO, Research Data Scotland. Research Data Scotland’s mission is to improve the health, economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Scotland by enabling innovation and research through access to data for research in the public good. It will also aim to attract investment into Scotland by…

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  • Update to Digital First Service Standard

    15th February 2021 by

    Find out what’s changed and what it means for teams delivering public services.   We’ve updated the Digital First Service Standard. The updated standard is now called the Digital Scotland Service Standard, with a new, risk-based approach to assessment being developed by the Digital Assurance Office to be confirmed in April. The Digital First Service…

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  • Join the conversation on digital ethics

    8th December 2020 by

    The Digital Directorate’s, Digital Participation team are seeking engagement from the public, organisations and businesses on an open digital dialogue to gather opinions on the collection and use of information online. This work is being done as part of discussions on what it means to be an Ethical Digital Nation. We want to ensure that…

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  • Digital Strategy Consultation – A vibrant tech sector

    7th December 2020 by

    We recently introduced a consultation for the new Digital Strategy for Scotland and highlighted why it is so important for people across the country to have their voices heard. This is the fifth blog in a short series taking a look at the key themes raised within the strategy and why a vibrant tech sector…

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  • Data access for the public good

    30th November 2020 by

    Blog by Tom Andrews, Communications and Engagement Manager, Statistics and Data Access Division. The Statistics and Data Access Division has been working with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) to make data linkage – the linking of administrative data created by one organisation or department to that from another – in Scotland more…

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