Social Data Science in Evidence- Based Policy-Making Conference

Venue: The Alan Turing Institute, 1st floor British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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The Alan Turing Institute and ESRC invites you to attend a two day event exploring Social Data Science in Evidence-Based Policy-Making.

Day 1: Tuesday 11th September 10:30 – 18:00

Day 2: Wednesday 12th September 10:00 – 17:00

The vast quantities of heterogeneous data that are increasingly available have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of human behavior. Harnessing this knowledge to support better evidence-based policy making will have enormous benefits for society.

Realising the full potential of these possibilities depends on finding solutions to a number of important methodological and practical challenges.

The workshop will provide an important opportunity for social scientists and data scientists to present their research and debate the challenges.

It will help to establish priority areas for research, develop a common understanding of the methodological and ethical challenges for social data science, identify training requirements for future researchers and build relationships between researchers and policy makers.

Through presentations and debates the event will strengthen the UK social and economic research community’s capacity to address increasingly complex social science research questions in robust ways that will have lasting benefits for UK citizens.

The event will bring together leading academic and non-academic stakeholders from the UK and internationally.

Presentation sessions will explore the opportunities and challenges for social data science to address diverse social and economic issues in the areas of:

- Health and Wellbeing

- Cities and Public Services

- Economy and Trade

- Crime and Security

Each session will be explored from a social science, data science and policy-focused perspective. Confirmed speakers include leaders from academia, government and industry.

Details will be released once the programme has been confirmed.

Further information is available on the event page.