• Our response to COVID-19

    28th May 2020 by

    by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I wanted to share an update on how Research Data Scotland is supporting the national response to COVID-19.   RDS’s mission remains to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing in Scotland by enabling access to and linkage of data about people, places and businesses for research in the public…

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  • Want to get access to public sector data and don’t know where to start?

    18th July 2019 by

    By Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician I regularly see where statistics and data used in the public good can improve lives. The recently award winning project linking health and homelessness data has been used to help understand gaps in health services for people who are homeless and to help an approach that is testing whether there…

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  • — our open data resource

    4th July 2019 by

    by Sarah Roberts, Swirrl Whether you want to understand a community or make decisions backed up by evidence, data helps. Open data that can be shared, combined, downloaded or used to build tools off is even better! In this post, I interview Liam Cavin, from the Scottish Government, about freely available data you can use…

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