Event: Data-driven Society: People, Places and Policy

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Northern Ireland generates a huge amount of data and we are faced with the challenge of how to make sense of it. At this event you will hear from a number of speakers about various data sources and data-driven projects, and have the opportunity to participate in guided, round table discussions and network over lunch.

A full programme will be released in the upcoming weeks but we hope that you will save the date!

Project overview

This event is for policymakers, data custodians, and researchers from central government departments, as well as those from local government, the voluntary, community and enterprise sector, academia and other interest groups. Within Northern Ireland we have a very data-rich landscape with a number sources comprising administrative, longitudinal and spatial information which can enable a rich and detailed analysis of our social geography over time. This event aims to: • Promote the value of data; • Increase awareness of data sources; • Facilitate links between those with research questions, data providers, and analysts; • Analyse data to form meaningful intelligence; • Apply intelligence to inform policy or shape service delivery; • Discuss the future of data within Northern Ireland.

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This event is organised by the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS), in partnership with QUB and supported by Belfast City Council. Please contact e.lowry@qub.ac.uk Date and Location: Thurs 30th January 9.30am-4.30pm at Belfast City Hall Registration: Please click the link to register. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-driven-society-people-places-and-policy-tickets-86113322265 We will limit places at this time to 3 people per organisation. Contact us if your organisation has additional people they would like to attend and we will try to facilitate this. Please register by Mon 20th January



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Regsiter using the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-driven-society-people-places-and-policy-tickets-86113322265