Report

Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis

This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Report

Community responses to family violence

For public policies to achieve social change, they must increase awareness, community engagement and uptake of information about the target social issue. This project aimed to assess the extent to which changes in public awareness and engagement could be detected in response to Victorian Family...
Briefing paper

Data analytics and algorithmic bias in policing

This paper summarises the use of analytics and algorithms for policing within England and Wales, and explores different types of bias that can arise during the product lifecycle. The findings are based on in-depth consultation with police forces, civil society organisations, academics and legal experts.
Report

Indigenous data sovereignty: retooling Indigenous resurgence for development

This paper focuses on the historical contexts, including the triggers and the processes, behind the growing relevance of Indigenous data sovereignty as a critical tool to advance the Indigenous vision of self-determined development as part of the logic of broader self-determination.
Report

Smarter health: boosting analytical capacity at NHS

This report offers a multiplicity of proposed recommendations for meeting the data analytic talent gap and achieving greater institutional readiness without full-time hiring. These recommendations complement those made by the Health Foundation in its December 2016 focused on improved training and cross-organisational teams to enhance...
Report

SPARC Landscape analysis

This report was commissioned in response to the growing trend of commercial acquisition of critical infrastructure in academic institutions. It is intended to provide a comprehensive look at the current players in this arena, their strategies and potential actions, and the implications of these on...
Report

Learner facing analytics: analysis of student perspectives

The research detailed in this report explores student understandings and concerns in relation to the collection and use of learning analytics.
Discussion paper

Tackling fraud in government with data analytics

Over the last few years, the UK Government has been exploring how data can improve counter fraud in government, working in collaboration with the private sector and academia. This paper summarises the key challenges the government faces when employing data analysis and data sharing to...
Briefing paper

Standards for the digital economy: creating an architecture for data collection, access and analytics

This policy brief outlines the key recommendations from Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables and other think tanks pertaining to digitization and data interoperability standards.
Briefing paper

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?

This briefing presents an analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital use in the year 2016/17. The second part of the briefing synthesises learning from four evaluations of the impact of initiatives to improve...