Statistics

  • Sex and Gender in Data

    22nd September 2021 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government.   Today I am publishing the guidance on sex and gender in data. This is for those who collect data, covering how they should think about what data they need, and some standard approaches to collecting and publishing this data. This is an important contribution to my aim...

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  • Research Data Scotland – Information Governance Progress

    12th August 2021 by

    Who We Are Research Data Scotland (RDS) is a collaboration between the Scottish Government, Scotland’s leading academic institutions and public bodies. Our aim is to improve economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Scotland. We will do this by enabling access to and linkage of data about people, places and businesses for research in the public...

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  • Research Data Scotland moving forward

    21st July 2021 by

    by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician Developments are progressing at pace for the launch of the Research Data Scotland (RDS) service. Publishing the Outline Business Case for RDS is an important milestone in this work. The business case highlights the strong case for RDS and the reasoning behind why we’ve set it up. To improve the...

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  • Bespoke Data Access Requests – an update

    28th October 2020 by

    by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician Over the last few months, we have faced an extraordinary situation in relation to COVID-19 and all the challenges that has brought and we thought it was a good time to touch base regarding our data access arrangements. The current situation has progressed enough to allow a slight decreased in...

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  • Counting people in hospital with COVID-19

    15th September 2020 by

    We are changing the way we count people in hospital with confirmed COVID-19 as of 15 September 2020. The new figures are lower than the previous published management information and we have a break in the time series. This blog explains why and how. Current situation Every day since mid-March, the Scottish Government has been...

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  • Analysis and data around COVID-19

    4th June 2020 by

    Current analysis and data around COVID-19 Scottish Government (SG), Public Health Scotland (PHS) and National Records of Scotland (NRS) have been working together to produce a range of information to provide insight into the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having in Scotland. Scottish Government publish daily coronavirus data for Scotland (updated each day...

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  • COVID-19 – Priority Bespoke Data Access Requests

    27th May 2020 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician   The use of data has greatly assisted us in understanding COVID-19 and will help our response to the pandemic.  The use of data for this type of research is very important and gaining access to the appropriate data remains both legal and ethical.   To ensure that we balance...

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  • Sources of open data on COVID-19

    11th May 2020 by

    Scottish Government (SG), National Records of Scotland (NRS) and Public Health Scotland (PHS) are all publishing open datasets on the COVID-19 emergency for people to use and reuse.  We know that there’s lots of interest in open data on COVID-19 with people keen to use it in briefings, data journalism, documents, apps and dashboards.   It’s...

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  • Bespoke Data Access Requests – Covid-19 Update

    2nd April 2020 by

    In light of the extraordinary situation we are now in, in relation to COVID-19 and given the challenges we are all facing, this is an update on our contingency arrangements. As our analytical staff are supporting mission-critical work with other colleagues across government, we have had to make some difficult decisions in relation to current...

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  • COVID-19 and the production of statistics and social research

    24th March 2020 by

    Statisticians and researchers within The Scottish Government and other public bodies collect, analyse and publish official statistics and research reports to help government, business and the public make informed decisions. The coronavirus illness (COVID-19) is a significant challenge to us all, and we are working with colleagues across the Government Statistical Service and Government Social...

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