Statistics

  • Making Better Use of Data for Land-Use and the Environment

    13th September 2021 by

    In this blog I will talk about work we are doing to make better use of data and evidence for land-use and the environment. I am also calling out to environmental and land-use analysts to get involved. Previously I wrote about improving the use of data that we hold with projects like data linkage. This…

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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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  • Farming Families Wellbeing in the 21st Century

    14th July 2021 by

    From farm data to families wellbeing Last month I wrote about our new Scottish Crop Map data. But we are also getting the most from the data we already have. One such project aims to link anonymised farm data to other national surveys and data sets like Scotland’s Census. This will help us look at…

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  • Improving completeness of data on protected characteristics

    23rd June 2021 by

    by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician Last year, our data on ethnicity was shown not to be adequate.  It was incomplete and so our understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on different parts of society wasn’t as good as it could be.  To overcome this, the independent Expert Reference Group on COVID-19 and Ethnicity recommended a…

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  • Using data to save time, money and lives – an update on Research Data Scotland

    4th December 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician Earlier this year I wrote about our plan to set-up Research Data Scotland (RDS) to use the fantastic data we have about people, organisations and places to systematically improve the lives of people in Scotland. We’ve been making progress over the last few months and I wanted to share an…

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